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

June 8, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

fiveSMART(TM) Training

Research shows that a need for promoting healthy weight starts at the earliest stages. RSVP today to take part in a training and exploration of fiveSMART(TM), CLOCC’s health message for prenatal and early-childhood (0-3yr).

fiveSMART is designed as a companion CLOCC_Five-Smart-Logo_120815_A-1message for 5-4-3-2-1 Go!(R), and communicates the importance of Sleep, Meals & Snacks, Activity, Role Modeling & Responsiveness, and Things to Avoid. Messaging is tailored for prenatal care, ages 0-12 months and ages 1-3 years.   

This fiveSMART training opportunity will be relevant and useful for anyone who works with pregnant women or children aged 0-3, day care providers, pediatricians, OB physicians, family practitioners and home visitors. There is no cost to attend the training. 

Light refreshments will be available. 

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

Questions can be directed to Elizabeth Gonzalez ( or


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

Community event? Yes

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

For more information visit event web site.