The Chicago Heights South Suburban Family Wellness Alliance

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'Addressing Chicago Heights' Behavioral Health Concerns Since 2006'

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Coalition Membership

-City of Chicago  Heights, Illinois

-State Rep. Will Davis

-State Rep Anthony DeLuca

-Prevention Partnership, Inc.

-Aunt Martha's

-School District #170

-Archdiocese of Chicago- Office of Prevention

-Illinois Liquor Control Commission

-Chicago Heights Police Department

-South Suburban Star

-Bloom Township

-Active Transportation Alliance

-Seven Generations Ahead

-South Suburban Council

-Cook County Department of Public Health

-Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago

-The Illinois Department of Human Services


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SSFWA Coalition Leadership

Substance Abuse Prevention

- Youth Peer Education "Peer Leadership"

- Strategic Prevention Framework

- Communication Campaign

- Illinois State Prevention Bowl

- Illinois Youth Survey

Nutrition and Health Promotion

- Healthy Corner Stores

- School/Community Gardens and Garden Clubs

- Joint Use Agreement (Soccer Tournament, Baseball/Boxing Clinics)

- Safe Park Zones

- School District #170 Nutrition Plan

- Non Motorized Transportation Committee


Taste Test Washington

Getting Youth Excited About Eating Healthy in Chicago Heights: Kids Like Vegetables More Than You Think!

The  Alliance conducted a nutrition survey in Chicago Heights School District #170, along with Taste Tests, where youth were invited to try delights such as zucchini, broccoli, kale, squash and other vegetables. Find out more about how your child's school can get in on all the tasty fun... contact Vicky, Nutritionist at Chicago Heights SD #170 for more info.

SAP Communication Campaign

Have you seen these posters? We sure hope so. It's a part of our substance abuse prevention (SAP) communication campaign to combat underage drinking, marijuana use and other illicit drug use by youth in Chicago Heights, as indicated by the Illinois Youth Survey.

Web Update

01/03/12 - Enjoy "Half Off Healthy Food Days" at your local participating corner/grocery stores in Chicago Heights now thru March 2012. Check stores for details. (Millenium Foods and Center Food and Liquor)

12/29/11 - The next meeting of the Chicago Heights South Suburban Family Wellness Alliance will be held in March of 2012 at City Hall. Please RSVP (773) 378-4195 x 16 if you would like to be in attendance.

12/01/11 - The Active Transportation Alliance in partnership w/ SSFWA and the City of Chicago Heights is hosting a community transportation survey on Survey Monkey. Click here to participate.



Coming Soon...

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Chicago Heights Fall Soccer Tournaments- Joint Use Agreement for Physical Activity

School District #170 is hosting a soccer tournament in the month of October 2011 for all Chicago Heights youth wishing to attend. To find out more, contact Joe Matise at Washington Junior High School (708)756-4841. This is an activity sponsored by the Chicago Heights SSFWA and the Cook County Department of Public Health.

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2012 Illinois Youth Survey Registration Has Begun

We are currently registering elementary and high schools in the Chicago Heights area for the 2011 Illinois Youth Survey, the State of Illinois Instrument for measuring Behavioral Health Concerns among adolescents.  Please Contact (773) 378-4195 to register you school today! Or click here!

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