|Kane County was selected as an
award winner in the Healthiest Cities and Counties
Challenge! Just 50 were chosen to be in this
challenge program, a partnership of the American Public
Health Association, the National Association of Counties
and the Aetna Foundation.
| In order to improve program performance, equity,
and make sure that programs represent their communities,
we are beginning the process of transitioning programs
to a model of community engagement. The Healthiest
Cities and Counties Challenge is just the first step
toward this positive change.
We have accepted the challenge to
give everyone a voice. Childhood obesity, mental
health, tobacco use, and inequities in
income levels, education, and health
outcomes across the board have emerged
as issues critical to improving the
health of Kane County residents. While
work is currently being done, there is
an opportunity to better engage
individual residents in a manner that
provides them with a larger voice and
more authority over program decisions.
are seeking volunteers to participate in
Community Councils to help make the
decisions to improve the health of their
family, friends and neighbors.
Press release with details
Monday, April 24
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Kane County Health Department,
1240 N. Highland Ave., Room 13
Tuesday, April 18
deLacey Family Education Center
50 Cleveland Ave.
Thursday, April 20
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Highland Avenue Church
of the Brethren
783 N. Highland Ave.
to be Scheduled
Please RSVP to:
or call at 630-264-7653