Health Promotion and Public Education

Health Promotion and Public Education Interest Group

Staff Liaison: Elizabeth Gonzalez

The Health Promotion and Public Education Interest Group is a network for those engaged in health promotion for childhood obesity prevention in clinics, classrooms, or any community setting. Our goal is to create a space for professionals to share best practices, develop skills in health promotion, and to work collectively to promote evidence-based health education approaches.

Upcoming Events

October 12, 2017, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5-4-3-2-1 Go! Message Training

Join us on Thursday, October 12th, for a detailed training on 5-4-3-2-1 Go!®, CLOCC’s public education message with recommendations for children and families to promote a healthy lifestyle. Developed in 2004 and launched as a mass-media campaign in 2009, 5-4-3-2-1 Go! has reached millions of individuals in communities throughout Chicago and beyond.

This free training will include:

  • Background information on the issue of childhood obesity 
  • Information about the creation and dissemination of 5-4-3-2-1 Go!
  • Strategies for incorporating the message in your programming
  • Opportunities for brainstorming and sharing ideas with colleagues and other community-based organizations

As a courtesy to Infant and Welfare Society patients and staff, please do not use the facility parking lot. Street parking is available. 

Contact Elizabeth Gonzalez with questions at

Location: Infant Welfare Society of Chicago, 3600 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, IL

Community event? Yes

Related interest group(s): Early Childhood, Health Education

For more information call 312-227-7100 or visit event web site.