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Initiatives – ILAACP


Healthier Choices – Healthier Families

During the Spring of 2015 the Illinois African American Coalition for Prevention (ILAACP) expanded its range of prevention-oriented programming to include the Healthier Choices – Healthier Families (HCHF) program, which is an innovative merger of three evidence-based obesity programs – Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity and Nutrition […]

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Clergy & Lay Leadership Summit (CLS)

Clergy & Lay Leadership Summit: A Faith Based Response to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in African-American Communities. For the past ten years, the ILAACP and McCormick Theological Seminary, a founding summit partner, have collaborated with several Chicago area faith and community based organizations, to convene the Clergy Leadership […]

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MEND in Chicago

MEND 7-13 is one of the world’s largest evidence-based healthy lifestyle programs that empowers 7 to 13 year olds, with the support of their families, to reach and maintain a healthy weight. It does this by helping families change unhealthy attitudes about food and activity (Mind), keep […]

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Youth Asset Development Project

Please read and share our 2014-2015 Youth Asset Development Project Evaluation Report using the hashtag #WhatWeDoMatters! In FY2014, the ILAACP received a grant from the Chicago Public Safety Action Committee: Get in Chicago, to launch the Youth Asset Development Project (YADP), which provided life skills education, financial […]

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Get Covered Illinois – The Official Health Marketplace

Get Covered Illinois: In Person Counseling In response to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009, the ILAACP partnered with Get Covered Illinois and United Way of Metropolitan Chicago during fiscal years 2014 and 2015 to assist low and moderate-income individuals and families with enrolling […]

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Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP)

In the spring of 2014 the ILAACP launched a partnership with the Hunter Perkins and South Chicago campuses of the LEARN Charter School Network to implement the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program at each school. The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) is the most researched and best-known bullying […]

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Rethink Your Drink/ HEAL Act Campaign

As a member of the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity, the ILAACP engages and educates the public on the Rethink Your Drink campaign through grassroots organizing and media messaging. The health of our children and families is vital to the future prosperity of our communities. Sugar-sweetened beverages […]

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