Building a Healthier Chicago
Building a Healthier Chicago (BHC) is a local coalition lead by the Office of the Regional Health Administrator of the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)and the Chicago Department of Public Health. The goal of BHC is to improve the health of Chicago's residents and employees through integration of existing public health, medicine, and community health promotion activities. BHC focuses on increasing physical activity, lowering blood pressure, and improving healthy eating.
As a stakeholder member of the coalition, the role of the AMA is to support where appropriate the Chicago Medical Society and the Institute of Medicine-Chicago who will engage the medical community of Chicago in the BHC initiative.
For more information on BHC, please e-mail BHC@hhs.gov.