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A Year in Review from the Executive Director

Dear CLOCC Partners -

As 2014 comes to a close, I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for another wonderful year of partnership and collaboration. This was a year of great successes and advancements for obesity prevention in Chicago and beyond. We can all be proud of our many accomplishments. While there are far too many to list here, I wanted to share just a few highlights:

- In August this year, the State of Illinois published new licensing requirements for childcare centers that will improve nutrition and physical activity, decrease screen time, and provide more support for breastfeeding mothers and their children in licensed care. CLOCC helped lead these efforts along with partners in the Early Learning Council’s health subcommittee. Many CLOCC partners submitted supportive comments to the State as they were considering the final rule.

- CLOCC partners began working on the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative in 2010 under our federally-funded project, Healthy Places. In 2013, Healthy Places wound down, but CLOCC staff continued to support hospitals working toward Baby Friendly Designation. Four hospitals are now in the final phase, preparing for designation.

- CLOCC's Community Programs Team trained over 20 community-based organizations on our Neighborhood Walkability Assessment Tool. We continue to support these organizations as they advocate for built environment improvements to increase access to safe opportunities for physical activity in their communities.This year, we added questions to the tool related to community safety – an important element to consider when assessing obstacles to walking and biking.

- 2014 saw continued collaboration with Chicago Public Schools. In April, CPS and CLOCC released The Movement Movement, CPS's strategic plan for strengthening P.E. in Chicago. The report includes our history as a consortium working on the issue of P.E. in Chicago and in the state, and lays out the elements of the new policy for greater transparency and accountability.

I’d also like to take this opportunity to personally thank outgoing Commissioner for the Chicago Department of Public Health, Bechara Choucair. Under his leadership, CDPH helped to raise obesity to a city-wide priority, paving the way for many of us to work in partnership with the city on innovative policy and intervention approaches. We wish Dr. Choucair all the best in his future endeavors, and we welcome Dr. Julie Morita as the new Commissioner. Dr. Morita played an instrumental role in the ongoing publication of childhood obesity data in Chicago. We look forward to her leadership and to continued partnership between the Chicago Department of Public Health and CLOCC.

CLOCC's success is really in its partners. None of our accomplishments would be possible without the commitment, energy, and passion of the thousands of people who comprise the consortium. On behalf of the children and families of Chicago, we thank you for your hard work and commitment to ensuring that all Chicagoans have the opportunity to live healthy and productive lives for generations to come. We wish you a happy and healthy holiday season and look forward to continued good work ahead in 2015!

Adam B. Becker, PhD, MPH
Executive Director



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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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February 10, 2015, 9:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Event name: The Chicago Forum for Justice in Health Policy: Can Reform Move Us Toward Health Equity?
Location: Regents Hall, Loyola University, 111 East Pearson, 16th floor, Chicago, IL
Description: Join us for the next meeting in The Chicago Forum for Justice in Health Policy series which will explore whether recent health reform efforts are advancing the State of Illinois toward health equity.
For more information visit event web site
 
February 25, 2015 – February 27, 2015
Event name: Building a Healthier Future Summit
Location: Washington Hilton, Washington, DC
Description: The Building a Healthier Future Summit presented by the Partnership for a Healthier America is one of the nation’s premiere gatherings of health experts, policy makers and business and industry leaders committed to ending childhood obesity.
For more information visit event web site
 
June 29, 2015 – July 02, 2015
Event name: 8th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference
Location: Town and Country Resort and Convention Center, San Diego, CA
Description: Join us as we continue to share and discuss emerging research, best practices, community-based efforts, and effective policy strategies that promote and sustain healthy eating and physical activity practices for children, adolescents, and their families.
For more information visit event web site
 
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Job postings will be active for 30 days from approval. Please follow the instructions in each posting
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CLOCC will post internship opportunities on this board as they become available. Please respond to specific openings rather than sending in a general request or inquiry.


Business/organization: Cook County Health and Hospitals System
1900 W Polk, Chicago, IL

Title/position: PROJECT DIRECTOR V - PREVENTION SERVICES UNIT – DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH – GRANT FUNDED POSITION

Job description: PROJECT DIRECTOR V - PREVENTION SERVICES UNIT – DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH – GRANT FUNDED POSITION
Job Number: 00116974
PID: 1500016
Job Posting
Jan 9, 2015, 2:13:29 PM
Closing Date
Jan 23, 2015, 11:59:00 PM Full-time
Posting Salary: COMPETITIVE SALARY
Organization:Health and Hospital Systems


JOB SUMMARY

In alignment with the vision and mission of the CCDPH Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion Unit and under direct supervision of the Unit’s Director, this position will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the federal cooperative agreement, Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) and provide leadership and direction to ensure successful implementation and evaluation of the initiative. This will include, but is not limited to, ensuring PICH milestones and objectives are met and reports are prepared and submitted in timely manner; providing direct supervision to three staff; facilitating management systems that promotes communication, coordination and accountability; and fostering strategic partnerships that will support implementation, evaluation and sustainability of the initiative. PICH is a three-year initiative supporting implementation of interventions leading to policy, systems and environmental changes addressing the leading risk factors associated with chronic disease. Interventions in suburban Cook County, Illinois will focus on advancement of smoke-free housing, healthy corner store conversions, active transportation plans and policies, enhanced physical education in schools, and strengthened clinical-community linkages. The person hired will be a professional with demonstrated experience in leading a major initiative and managing staff and partners to achieve objectives in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• Master’s Degree in Public Health, Public Policy, Public Administration or other related field is required. (Original transcripts must be presented at time of interview).
• Minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in community-based public health is required.
• Minimum six (6) years’experience in public and/or population health systems and program development, implementation and evaluation, including coalition or alliance building (collaborations) and community-based initiatives is required.
• Minimum of three (3) years’ or more supervisory experience is required.
• Ability to travel locally (moderate to heavy) with a reliable means of transportation is required. (Proof of valid driver’s license must be presented at time of interview).
• Must obtain ICS 100, 200, 700 and 800 certifications within six (6) months of employment is required.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
• Knowledge and demonstrated use of the principles and practices of strategic management, including areas of strategic planning; fiscal management; personnel; program development; implementation and evaluation; and performance management.
• Knowledge of effective strategies to advance policy change.
• Ability to provide leadership and effective supervision; plan, coordinate and manage with strong organizational skills; lead and facilitate group process.
• Effectively work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
• Deal effectively with a variety of governmental and community officials and maintain cooperative working relationships with federal, state, and local officials, as well as both professional and community organizations.
• Proficient in using Microsoft Office programs.
• Experience with federally funded or other large multi-year grants and demonstrated commitment to health equity and social justice.
Benefits Package
• Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
• Basic Term Life Insurance
• Pension Plan
• Deferred Compensation Program
• Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
• You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
For further information on our excellent benefits package, please click on the following link: http://www.cookcountyrisk.com/
MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.
COOK COUNTY GOVERNMENT HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
Degrees and transcripts from non-U.S. accredited institutions must be translated and certified to the US equivalent academic credentials by a recognized US education interpreter service


Business/organization: Cook County Health and Hospitals System
1900 W Polk Street , Chicago, IL

Title/position: GRANT ANALYST – PREVENTION SERVICES UNIT – DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH – GRANT FUNDED POSITION

Job description: GRANT ANALYST – PREVENTION SERVICES UNIT – DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH – GRANT FUNDED POSITION
Job Number: 00116977
PID: 1500019
Job Posting
Jan 9, 2015, 2:34:42 PM
Closing Date
Jan 23, 2015, 11:59:00 PM Full-time
Posting Salary: COMPETITIVE SALARY
Organization: Health and Hospital Systems

JOB SUMMARY

In alignment with the vision and mission of the CCDPH Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion Unit and under direct supervision of the Unit’s Project Director for the Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) grant, this position will be responsible for administrative management of PICH, a three-year initiative supporting implementation of interventions leading to policy, systems and environmental changes addressing the leading risk factors associated with chronic disease. This position will specifically support a performance management system, execute and manage all subcontracts, work with partner agencies to ensure fiscal and programmatic compliance, review budgets and vouchers, and work collaboratively with CCDPH and the PICH Program Team to ensure overall programmatic success.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• Master’s Degree in Public Health, Public Administration or other related field is required. (Original transcripts must be presented at time of interview).
• Minimum of three (3) years’ practical work experience with program management and, grants and contract management and performance management, and monitoring and reporting is required.
• Ability to travel locally (light to moderate) with a reliable means of transportation is required. (Proof of valid driver’s license must be presented at time of interview).
• Must obtain ICS 100, 200, 700 and 800 certifications within six (6) months of employment is required.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
• Knowledge and understanding of principles for public health practice, including, but not limited to, program and policy planning, implementation, and evaluation, and laws, principles, rules and policies relating to federally funded grants and contracts.
• Ability to develop and implement systems to support performance management and administrative oversight (e.g., grant and contract management).
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, exhibit sound decision-making skills, have strong verbal and written communication skills, and be able to operate both with minimal supervision, as well as within a team setting in a fast-paced, deadline drive environment.
• Proficient in using Microsoft Office programs, particularly database and spreadsheet software.
• Expertise in grants management with program development, implementation and evaluation experience.
Benefits Package
• Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
• Basic Term Life Insurance
• Pension Plan
• Deferred Compensation Program
• Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
• You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
For further information on our excellent benefits package, please click on the following link: http://www.cookcountyrisk.com/
MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.
COOK COUNTY GOVERNMENT HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
Degrees and transcripts from non-U.S. accredited institutions must be translated and certified to the US equivalent academic credentials by a recognized US education interpreter service.



Business/organization: COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM
1900 W Polk Street, Chicago, IL

Title/position: PROGRAM COORDINATOR - SCHOOL & COMMUNITY HEALTH - PREVENTION SERVICES UNIT - DEPT OF PUBLIC HEALTH - GRANT FUNDED POSITION

Job description: PROGRAM COORDINATOR - SCHOOL & COMMUNITY HEALTH - PREVENTION SERVICES UNIT - DEPT OF PUBLIC HEALTH - GRANT FUNDED POSITION

Job Number: 00116993
PID: 1500018
Job Posting: Jan 14, 2015, 11:03:52 AM
Closing Date: Jan 28, 2015, 11:59:00 PM
Full-time: A.M. P.M.
Posting Salary: COMPETITIVE SALARY
Organization: Health and Hospital Systems


JOB SUMMARY

In alignment with the vision and mission of the CCDPH Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion Unit and under direct supervision of the Unit’s Project Director for the Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) grant, this position will be responsible for working with the agency’s Alliance for Healthy and Active Communities and other partners to ensure effective implementation and evaluation of interventions under PICH that promote school health; specifically, advancement of enhanced physical education in schools across suburban Cook County, Illinois. This includes, but is not limited to, conducting outreach and education and providing technical assistance to participating school districts/schools in coordination with partners/subcontractors; creating content and/or materials to support communication strategies and efforts; facilitating AHAC Action Teams to promote communication, coordination and accountability; overseeing program activities of designated subcontractors; and supporting evaluation activities. This position will also support select interventions that advance community health. PICH is a three-year initiative supporting implementation of interventions leading to policy, systems and environmental changes addressing the leading risk factors associated with chronic disease.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

• Master’s Degree in Public Health, Education or other related field is required. (Original transcripts must be presented at time of interview).
• Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in program leadership and management in the area(s) of school health, community health, health promotion or policy development and implementation with one (1) year in school setting is required.
• Ability to travel locally (moderately to heavy) with a reliable means of transportation is required. (Proof of valid driver’s license must be presented at time of interview).
• Must obtain ICS 100, 200, 700 and 800 certifications within six (6) months of employment is required.


KNOWLEDGE SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
• Knowledge and demonstrated experience with applying health promotion theory and/or with advancing policy, systems and environmental change, using evidence-based or best practice strategies.
• Management including areas of program planning and evaluation, as well as grant management.
• Understanding of principles of health communication, including social marketing and determinants of community health and how to build local capacity.
• The ability to plan, coordinate and manage with strong organizational skills.
• Ability to cultivate and manage key relationships/stakeholders, as well as lead and facilitate group process.
• Ability to effectively work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
• Excellent written/verbal communication skills and experience with diverse communities and outreach.
• Proficient in using Microsoft Office programs.
• Ability to work in the evenings or weekends, as needed.
Benefits Package
• Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
• Basic Term Life Insurance
• Pension Plan
• Deferred Compensation Program
• Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
• You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
For further information on our excellent benefits package, please click on the following link: http://www.cookcountyrisk.com/


MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.

COOK COUNTY GOVERNMENT HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.


Degrees and transcripts from non-U.S. accredited institutions must be translated and certified to the US equivalent academic credentials by a recognized US education interpreter service.



Business/organization: Cook County Health and Systems
1900 W Polk , Chicago, IL

Contact info: Felicia
312-864-2927
fharvey@cookcountyhhs.org

Title/position: PROGRAM COORDINATOR – COMMUNITY HEALTH – PREVENTION SERVICES UNIT - DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH – GRANT FUNDED POSITION

Job description: PROGRAM COORDINATOR – COMMUNITY HEALTH – PREVENTION SERVICES UNIT - DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH – GRANT FUNDED POSITION

Job Number: 00116995
PID: 1500017
Job Posting: Jan 14, 2015, 1:11:00 PM
Closing Date: Jan 28, 2015, 11:59:00 PM
Full-time: A.M. P.M.
Posting Salary: COMPETITIVE SALARY
Organization: Health and Hospital Systems
JOB SUMMARY

In alignment with the vision and mission of the CCDPH Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion Unit and under direct supervision of the Unit’s Project Director for the Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) grant, this position will be responsible for working with the agency’s Alliance for Healthy and Active Communities (AHAC) and other partners to ensure effective implementation and evaluation of interventions under PICH aimed to strengthen community health in suburban Cook County, Illinois by advancing smoke-free multi-unit housing, healthy corner store conversions, active transportation plans and policies, and enhanced clinical-community linkages. This includes, but is not limited to, conducting outreach and education and providing technical assistance to participating community entities in coordination with partners/subcontractors; creating content and/or materials to support communication strategies and efforts; facilitating AHAC Action Teams to promote communication, coordination and accountability; overseeing program activities of designated subcontractors; and supporting evaluation activities. PICH is a three-year initiative supporting implementation of interventions leading to policy, systems and environmental changes addressing the leading risk factors associated with chronic disease.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

• Master’s Degree in Public Health, Urban Planning, Public Policy, Public Administration or other related field is required. (Original transcripts must be presented at time of interview).
• Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in program leadership and management in the area(s) of community health, health promotion, community design/urban planning, policy development and implementation, or healthcare systems development is required.
• Ability to travel locally (moderately to heavy) with a reliable means of transportation is required. (Proof of valid driver’s license must be presented at time of interview).
• Must obtain ICS 100, 200, 700 and 800 certifications within six (6) months of employment is required.


KNOWLEDGE SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
• Knowledge and demonstrated experience with applying health promotion theory and/or with advancing policy, systems and environmental change, using evidence-based or best practice strategies.
• Management including areas of program planning and evaluation, as well as grant management.
• Understanding of principles of health communication, including social marketing and determinants of community health and how to build local capacity.
• The ability to plan, coordinate and manage with strong organizational skills.
• Ability to cultivate and manage key relationships/stakeholders, as well as lead and facilitate group process.
• Ability to effectively work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
• Excellent written/verbal communication skills and experience with diverse communities and outreach.
• Proficient in using Microsoft Office programs.
• Ability to work in the evenings or weekends, as needed.
Benefits Package
• Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
• Basic Term Life Insurance
• Pension Plan
• Deferred Compensation Program
• Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
• You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
For further information on our excellent benefits package, please click on the following link: http://www.cookcountyrisk.com/


MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.

COOK COUNTY GOVERNMENT HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Degrees and transcripts from non-U.S. accredited institutions must be translated and certified to the US equivalent academic credentials by a recognized US education interpreter service.

 

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Fill out this form if you are interested in volunteering or if you are looking for volunteers

To contact a volunteer or respond to a volunteer request:
E-mail your request to info@clocc.net and include the Volunteer ID in the subject line.

Volunteer postings will be active for 30 days from approval.


Volunteer ID: 1716
Hours available per week: 10
Details: I am interested in an internship at an organization. I'm a senior at NEIU and am passionate about health policy and health promotion. I'm open to any opportunities to work in the public health field.

To contact a volunteer:
E-mail your request to info@clocc.net and include the Volunteer ID in the subject.

 


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