Ready, Set, Go: Healthy West Chicago Community Action Plan Released
Aug 24, 2015 4:52 PM -
West Chicago, Illinois: August 17, 2015 – Healthy West Chicago (HWC), a collaboration of community leaders in local government, education, healthcare, social services, faith-based congregations, businesses, and non-profit organizations which have organized to increase nutrition and physical activity in West Chicago, recently celebrated a milestone with the publication of the HWC Community Action Plan. healthy_westchicago_featuredThe Plan, developed by Seven Generation Ahead, a local healthy and sustainable communities non-profit organization, incorporated broad-based community outreach including: regular meetings of the HWC collaborative, a citywide community survey, and a variety of forums with specific sector groups, organizations, technical experts, and the community at large, to develop the Plan's core strategies. The document, funded by a grant from Northwestern Medicine (formerly Cadence Health), with supplemental support from WeGo Together for Kids through their partnership with the United Way Neighborhood Network, outlines realistic, innovative, and clear policies and strategies to support West Chicago's goal of becoming a healthier community. The HWC Community Action Plan is now available on the City's website, www.westchicago.org.