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PHC OVERVIEW ILLINOIS STATE ALLIANCE ADVOCACY DAY 2011 RICK REIGNER, CEO PRAIRIE VALLEY FAMILY YMCA.

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1 PHC OVERVIEW ILLINOIS STATE ALLIANCE ADVOCACY DAY 2011 RICK REIGNER, CEO PRAIRIE VALLEY FAMILY YMCA

2 PIONEERING HEALTHIER COMMUNITIES (PHC) Started in 2004 Leadership model Utilize multiple sectors and diverse organizations to maximize experience, assets, resources, and skills YMCA serves as convener in the community and co- leads with partners Influence policy and environmental changes Local initiatives are organically grown with strategies specific to the needs of each community

3 PIONEERING HEALTHIER COMMUNITIES (PHC) Started in 2004 Leadership model Utilize multiple sectors and diverse organizations to maximize experience, assets, resources, and skills YMCA serves as convener in the community and co- leads with partners Influence policy and environmental changes Local initiatives are organically grown with strategies specific to the needs of each community

4 YMCA- Co- Convener Elected Official School Official Health Insurer Hospital Admin. Plann. Agency Rep. Public Health Official Media Rep. Parks & Rec. Dir. Foundation Exec. Chamber of Commerce Corporate Leader Leader in Academia Faith Org. Leader PHC TEAMS INCLUDE LEADERS SUCH AS…

5 PIONEERING HEALTHIER COMMUNITIES (PHC) Started in 2004 Leadership model Utilize multiple sectors and diverse organizations to maximize experience, assets, resources, and skills YMCA serves as convener in the community and co-leads with partners Influence policy and environmental changes Local initiatives are organically grown with strategies specific to the needs of each community

6 POLICY & ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES IN ILLINOIS… Passage of a regional Complete Streets policy Development of bikeways plan Collaborating and supporting the implementation of Safe Routes to School Initiatives Advocated for expanding access to local Harvest Market for low-income families Implemented school based fresh fruit and vegetable initiative Foundation for the development of County-wide Health Department Initiative Assisted and supported the development of school based wellness committees Advocated for and supported the development of community gardens Collaborating to develop and implement Walking School Bus program

7 PIONEERING HEALTHIER COMMUNITIES (PHC) Started in 2004 Leadership model Utilize multiple sectors and diverse organizations to maximize experience, assets, resources, and skills YMCA serves as convener in the community and co- leads with partners Influence policy and environmental changes Local initiatives are organically grown with strategies specific to the needs of each community

8 ILLINOIS STATE ALLIANCE OF YMCAS SPREADING HEALTHIER COMMUNITIES WORK AS OF DECEMBER Illinois Healthier Communities Teams Prairie Valley, Quad Cities (PHC ) Rockford (PHC ) Southwest Illinois (PHC ) Bloomington – Normal (ACHIEVE ) DuPage County, High Ridge, Joliet, Kankakee, Peoria, Quincy, Schaumburg, West Cook (RWJ Statewide PHC – 2010) * Several new Y’s coming on line in 2011

9 STATEWIDE PHC OVERVIEW Funded through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) in 2009 Launch a statewide PHC policy change initiative at the local and state level in six states and 32 communities over a 5 year period. Primary focus of this initiative is to address the childhood obesity epidemic through policy and environmental changes that will have implications for communities, states and the nation. Cohort 1: Kentucky, Tennessee, Connecticut (2009) Cohort 2: Illinois, Michigan, Ohio (2010)

10 Neighborhood Community State National Statewide PHC Target Population Scale Geographic Scale Where many efforts are now Individual Single Sector Multiple Sectors Entire Population PHC POLICY CHANGE TARGET

11 HOW SPHC WORK IS FUNDED Each State Alliance PHC receives $135,000 over 4 years for: - Project Manager - Travel for Coaches Meetings and State Team to D.C. - Other supporting initiatives for state action plan Each Local PHC will be eligible for $55 - $70,000 over 4 years - Travel for coaches meeting and full team meeting in D.C. - SEED funds to support their community action plan

12 ILLINOIS STATEWIDE PHC PARTICIPANTS Y-USA Healthier Initiatives Program Manager Jeff Sunderlin State Alliance Project Manager Rick Reigner, Prairie Valley Family Y State Action Plan (SAP): Alliance Legislative Priorities, CAP, IAPO RWJ PHC Y’s: Dupage County High Ridge (Metro Chicago) Joliet Kankakee Peoria Quincy Schaumburg West Cook Community Action Plan (CAP) Mentor Y’s: Quad Cities St. Clair County

13 ROLES AND RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN STATE AND LOCAL TEAMS Basic Premise: State level activity to support the local work Local level activity to support the state work

14 ILLINOIS STATE ALLIANCE STATE PHC TEAM MEMBERS Rick Reigner, Project Manager, Illinois Statewide PHC Damon T. Arnold – Director, Illinois Department of Public Health Elissa Bassler - CEO, Illinois Public Health Institute Adam Becker – Executive Director, CLOCC Jim Braun – Illinois Food, Farms and Jobs Council David Buchner - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Jill Edelblute – Illinois State Alliance of YMCAs Public Policy Team Mary Elsner – Director, Obesity Prevention Initiatives, American Academy of Pediatrics Melody Geraci – Deputy Executive Director, Active Transportation Alliance Woody Thorne – VP, Community Affairs, Southern Illinois Healthcare

15 CHLI OVERVIEW | PURPOSE To help communities identify healthy eating and physical activity opportunities to make policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) changes –Provides a process for change –Engage community –Develop plan to execute change

16 CHLI OVERVIEW | ORIGINS Developed by experts at Stanford, Harvard and St. Louis Universities in partnership with the Y and with CDC funding –Extensive review of existing tools and literature –Cognitive response testing –Inter-rate reliability testing –Pilot testing in 6 communities

17 CHLI OVERVIEW | COMPONENTS CHLI is comprised of: Six assessments for these types of sites: –Afterschool child care –*Early childhood program* –Neighborhood –School –Worksite –COMMUNITY-AT-LARGE Discussion and Improvement Planning Guides (DIPG) accompany each assessment

18 CHLI OVERVIEW | APPROACHES Like all aspects of community work, one size does not fit all. CHLI is designed to be flexible Different options: –A few sites within a sector –A few sectors or specific area –Entire community snapshot


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