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Alliance for Healthy & Active Communities – June 23, 2011

Want to improve the health of your community?

Join the Alliance for Healthy and Active Communities (AHAC) for their quarterly meeting – June 23, 2011!

From networking to learning opportunities to cutting-edge tools and strategies, AHAC is a growing network for those looking to make suburban Cook County a healthier place to live, work and play.

Date: June 23, 2011
Time: 12:30 (Orientation for new attendees and those wanting to learn more about AHAC)
1:00 – 4:00pm General Meeting
Location: Oak Park Library, Veterans Room, 834 Lake St, Oak Park 60301

Visit AHAC online to register or for more information.


6/23 Quarterly Meeting Topic – Learn how to effectively make changes in local policy

Featuring Leslie Zellers, JD of the Public Health Law & Policy, learn how to effectively make changes in local policy at our next meeting in June. Using local and national tobacco examples, this interactive presentation will provide proven tools and techniques for changing policy. Strategies discussed can be adapted for policies to promote healthy eating or active living.

Leslie Zellers, JD is Legal Director of the Technical Assistance Legal Center (TALC), a project of Public Health Law & Policy (PHLP) and the Public Health Institute. To learn more about PHLP or download resources, visit http://www.phlpnet.org/


About The Alliance for Healthy & Active Communities

The Alliance for Healthy & Active Communities (AHAC) is a group of community health advocates led by the Cook County Department of Public Health. We work to make healthy options easy, convenient and accessible to residents of suburban Cook County through skill building and advocacy. Our goal is to change the norms of our communities to make healthy lifestyles the rule, not the exception, in everyday life.

AHAC has 4 action teams focused on our core policy areas:

  1. healthy eating;
  2. physical activity;
  3. tobacco prevention & control; and
  4. access to prevention services.

To join a team or learn more, e-mail healthycook@ccdph.net.