Illinois Community Guide Intervention Project (March – June 2012)
The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI), in collaboration with the Illinois Association of Public Health Administrators, the Northern Illinois Public Health Institute, and the Illinois Department of Public Health, has funded eight local health departments to implement interventions from The Guide to Community Preventive Services (the “Community Guide”). All projects align with at least one of the three focus areas of the Illinois Department of Public Health’s We Choose Health Community Transformation Grant: active living, healthy eating, or tobacco-free living. Each grantee will be implementing a project that addresses at least one priority issue identified through its most recent IPLAN (Illinois Project for Local Assessment of Needs) process.
This was a very competitive application process. In order to maximize the number of funded projects and to fund a diverse pool of high quality projects, IPHI identified additional monies beyond the originally allocated $50,000 and is supporting $55,000 worth of projects. All eight grants were made possible by funds from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Network of Public Health Institutes.
The projects and funded organizations are listed below. The hyperlinks provided will link you with the specific Community Guide interventions being implemented by the grantees.
Greene County Health Department
Jackson County Health Department
Knox County Health Department
Livingston County Health Department
- Worksite wellness: Individually-adapted health behavior change programs
Macon County Health Department
Macoupin County Health Department
- Creation of or enhanced access to places for physical activity combined with informational outreach activities
St. Clair County Health Department
- Community-wide campaign to increase physical activity; Urban design/land use policy (community & street-scale)
Whiteside County Health Department
- Behavioral interventions to reduce screen time