The Great Lakes Center at UIC

About Us

The Great Lakes Center for Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health, part of the UIC School of Public Health, works to improve the health of workers and communities locally and globally. We provide clinical servicesconsultation to businesses, government agencies and communities, workforce development, technical assistance, and community and worker education. GLC is an Occupational Health Collaborating Center of the World Health Organization.

New Report - Investigating Environmental Contamination: A Guide for Communities

The Region 5 PEHSU recently published Investigating Environmental Contamination: A Guide for Communities. The guide is for community members who are concerned about their environmental exposures in their neighborhood. It covers outdoor pollution in the air, soil, and water and offers resources specific for Region 5 states. It also includes a power mapping example to help community members advocate for change and take their environmental concerns to legislators. A printer-friendly version is also available. Please contact us if you would like us to send you hard copies.

Great Lakes Center Programs

Children's' Health
Children's' Health
We are one of 10 Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSUs) across the country dedicated to children's environmental health issues.‌‌
Continuing Education (CE) program
Continuing Education (CE)
The Continuing Education (CE) program at the Illinois Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Education and Research Center (Illinois ERC) exists as a resource on occupational health and safety issues for students, professionals and community members.
Environmental Health
Environmental Health
GLC's Environmental Health group provides services and collaborates with state and federal agencies, community based organizations, and global partners to protect the health of workers, children, and communities from environmental hazards.
occupational health
Occupational Health
Our primary care occupational health program provides specialized physician and nursing services to corporations in the Chicago area.