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Governor Quinn Signs Two Physical Education Improvement Bills

On August 4, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed two important bills that will improve physical education (P.E.) in Illinois schools. Professionally trained P.E. and health teachers will be recognized as "highly qualified," similar to teachers of other subjects, under SB 3274, sponsored by Sen. Linda Holmes and Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit. HB 5397, sponsored by Rep. Rita Mayfield and Sen. William Delgado, implements physical fitness assessments in all schools to help students set individual fitness goals and help teachers address individual student needs. The bill also creates a system to monitor the aggregate fitness levels of Illinois youth over time. CLOCC's Policy and Advocacy Interest Group (PAIG) has been advocating for the passage of these two bills, which are aligned with our policy agenda priority to "get P.E. back into schools every day." This system can provide the state with a deeper understanding of the effectiveness of P.E. in Illinois. It may help provide direction related to P.E. policy and funding in Illinois schools to ensure that all Illinois students are receiving P.E. to help them attain optimum fitness, enabling them to achieve academic success and helping them to develop the skills necessary for an active and healthy life, long into adulthood. CLOCC will continue to work through the PAIG and as a leader in the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity (IAPO), which also advocated on behalf of these policies, to support the successful implementation of these two new laws.


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Events

The calendar is for one-time events only. For ongoing programs, please post your information in the Program Inventory.

Please note that the calendar is only for events promoting childhood obesity prevention - nutrition
and health awareness, physical activity promotion, and meetings and conferences. Submissions go through an approval process before they are posted, so there is a short waiting period before your event appears.

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October 23, 2014
Event name: Chicago Food Day
Location: Daley Plaza, Chicago, IL
Description: Food Day inspires Americans to change their diets for the better and to improve our food policies.
For more information visit event web site
 
December 11, 2014, 1 - 4 p.m.
Event name: CLOCC Quarterly Meeting
Location: Conference Center at USB Tower, 1 N. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL
For more information call 312-227-7100
 
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Business/organization: Northwestern University
Preventive Medicine
680 North Lake Shore Drive #1400, Chicago, IL

Title/position: Medical Technician/Health Interviewer

Job description: Enter job description here.

Clinical Research Technician/Health Interviewer in Maternal/Infant Nutrition Study

Job Summary
Coordinates collection, analysis, processing & reporting of data & assists Principal Investigator (PI) in judging the validity of test data obtained in regard to biomedical &/or social-behavioral research study(ies) of limited complexity involving co-investigators, multiple campuses &/or universities. Completes all activities by strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) & all relevant current local, state, & federal laws, regulations, guidance, policy & procedure developed by the NU Institutional Review Board (IRB), Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), & the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH).

Job Responsibilities
Participates in the planning & conduct of research study including participant recruitment and retention.
Obtains informed consent
Administers tests &/or questionnaires following protocols.
Collects, compiles, tabulates & processes responses.
Gathers information.
Extracts & analyzes data from medical charts.
Completes basic clinical procedures such as drawing blood & obtaining blood pressure.
Collects, records, reviews & summarizes research data.
Prepares reports for investigators and sponsors on recruitment status and other pertinent study data.

Qualifications and Competencies
A bachelor's degree in a social or health science + 2 years experience; or 4 years practical research study or related experience; or a master's degree in a social or health science is required.
Must complete NU's IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants & must re-certify
every 3 years.

Must be comfortable performing hands-on clinical procedures with pregnant women, infants, and one year old children. Must have the ability to interact with all types of individuals and make them feel at ease during the clinical visits. Selected candidate has extreme attention to detail and can effectively handle multiple priorities. A self-starter is a must.

Occasional Saturday work will be required.
To apply, please contact Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Human Resources Department website and look for posting #24225.



Business/organization: UIC - Chicago Partnership for Health Promotion
828 S. Wolcott, Room B40, Chicago, IL

Contact info: Nancy Tartt
312 996-8268
ntartt@uic.edu

Title/position: Director

Job description: Job Posting
Community Nutrition Specialist (Health Education Coordinator)

The University of Illinois at Chicago Office of Community Engagement and Neighborhood Health Partnerships- Chicago Partnership for Health Promotion is seeking applications for Community Nutrition Specialist (Health Education Coordinator) to work in an exciting USDA funded public health nutrition education program. Community Nutrition Specialist will be responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of evidence-based nutrition education programs for low-income individuals and families in Chicago. Nutrition education programs include group and individual counseling provided by nutrition specialists, nutrition peer educators and other health care workers.

Job Description

The Community Nutrition Specialist (Health Education Coordinator) is a team leader and regional staff supervisor. The incumbent provides high quality, interactive nutrition education instruction to participants in a variety of formats (series of group sessions, workshops, one-on-one) covering topics on basic nutrition and healthy lifestyle, food buying practices, food safety, food budget management, and other nutrition-related topics. The incumbent also develops nutrition education programs at sites throughout Chicago, recruits low-income families and individuals to participate in our SNAP-Ed nutrition education programs through outreach at schools, referrals and local government and community agencies. Must be able to provide own transportation, maintain accurate and timely records, including designated information on participants, and produce reports on all program activities as assigned. Participation as a team member with UIC Chicago Partnership for Health Promotion staff and community partners and the ability to maintain professional competence through on-going trainings and professional development opportunities is essential to this position.

Qualifications
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications
CREDENTIALS TO BE VERIFIED BY PLACEMENT OFFICER
1. Bachelor’s Degree (120 hours) in public, mental, and/or medical health education, social work, psychology, student personnel/affairs, nursing, education or communications
2. Two (2) years (24 months) of conducting professional presentations, seminars or closely related programs and/or providing health education experience


Note: An applicant with a Master’s degree in an area of health education qualifies with one year of professional communications and/or health education experience

Note: Possession of a Certified Health Education Specialist and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialist certification meets the requirements of #1 and #2 above. (http://www.nchec.org)

Preferred Qualifications:
 A BS or MS degree in nutrition or related field is preferred.
 Registered Dietitian credential is preferred.
 3 years of experience in planning and implementing of community programs.
 Ability to effectively supervise Community Nutrition Peer Educators. Prior supervisory experience preferred.
 Knowledge of Chicago low-income and diverse racial/ethnic communities.
 Ability to work cooperatively and independently.
 Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Capable of both professional and personal interactions with wide variety of health professionals in a culturally diverse environment. Multiple language skills are a plus.
 Excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize projects and follow through on detail with a high level of accuracy.

For fullest consideration, submit cover letter and current resume to: Nancy Tartt, Assistant Director, UIC - Chicago Partnership for Health Promotion, 828 South Wolcott, Room B6, Chicago, IL. 60612. Fax: 312-413-8339 email: ntartt@uic.edu



The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action Equal Employer.

 

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