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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 31, 2014
Event name: Healthy Chicago 2.0 Community & Stakeholder conversation
Location: Blue 1647, 1647 S. Blue Island, Chicago, IL
Description: Join CDPH at 10 am for a community and stakeholder conversation as we identify strategies to improve the health and well-being of Chicago residents.
For more information visit event web site
 
November 03, 2014
Event name: Healthy Chicago 2.0 Community & Stakeholder conversation
Location: King Center, 4314 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL
Description: Join CDPH at 1 pm for a community and stakeholder conversation as we identify strategies to improve the health and well-being of Chicago res
For more information visit event web site
 
November 05, 2014, 1 pm
Event name: Healthy Chicago 2.0 Community & Stakeholder conversation
Location: Bethel New Life, 1140 S. Lamon, Chicag, IL
Description: Join CDPH at 1 pm for a community and stakeholder conversation as we identify strategies to improve the health and well-being of Chicago residents.
For more information visit event web site
 
November 06, 2014, 3:30 pm
Event name: Healthy Chicago 2.0 Community & Stakeholder conversation
Location: Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL
Description: Join CDPH at 3:30 pm for a community and stakeholder conversation as we identify strategies to improve the health and well-being of Chicago residents.
For more information visit event web site
 
November 07, 2014, 10 am
Event name: Healthy Chicago 2.0 Community & Stakeholder conversation
Location: Access Living, 115 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL
Description: Join CDPH at 10 am for a community and stakeholder conversation as we identify strategies to improve the health and well-being of Chicago residents.
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.


 

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