Annual Activities Report 2012 - Coalition For Healthy Communities

Coalition for Healthy Communities
2011 Annual Activities Report
“Leading our communities in a collaborative effort to improve
identified health, wellness and social issues”
Dearest ZB Area Community Members:
It is an honor for me to introduce all of you to our Coalition for Healthy Communities’ 2011 Annual Activities Report.
The Coalition has served our Beach Park, Winthrop Harbor and Zion communities for the past sixteen years, and
the contributions that have been accomplished over these years are incredible. Our mission to identify and
address health, wellness and social issues in our tri-community area is no small task; the passion and courage the
Coalition have exhibited in confronting extremely serious health issues in our communities have been awesome!
The Coalition for Healthy Communities is a coalition comprised of community organizations and individuals who
believe that we can make a difference if we work together to take on community wellness challenges. The
Coalition believes that we all can contribute to, and benefit from, finding solutions to potential community
problems. As a result, the Coalition for Healthy Communities is a vital partner in our ability to leverage our
resources to ensure a positive future for our youth!
There are four general categories of initiatives that the Coalition for Healthy Communities has identified as task
force areas. These areas are Substance Abuse Prevention, Literacy, Community Partnerships and Community
Wellness. Each of these task forces is comprised of member organizations and individuals with expertise and a
commitment to make a difference in these respective areas.
This 2011 Annual Activities Report is intended to allow each of our task forces to
communicate their task force mission, accomplishments in 2011, and goals for 2012 and
beyond. Hopefully, this report will allow you to see the progress, pride and potential of our
Coalition for Healthy Communities, and our commitment to make a difference in our
communities.
John Ahlgrim
President
Coalition for Healthy Communities
A Cooperative Venture with Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center and Lake County
Health Department and Community Health Center
1606 23rd St., Zion, IL 60099: Telephone: 847-731-2658 www.zbchc.com
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C O A L I T I O N B E L I E F S TAT E M E N T S
COALITION BELIEF STATEMENTS
1. We believe that everyone in our community has what it takes to be a leader and to improve our
community.
2. We believe that when our community agencies collaborate and share resources, each agency will
achieve their goals.
3. We believe that everyone deserves to be safe where they live, work and play.
4. We believe that everyone in our community has something important to say, and they deserve to be
listened to with respect.
5. We believe that our community works best when everyone is empowered and an active participant.
6. We believe that all community members should have equal access to affordable education and
value the importance of a quality education, literacy, and a commitment to lifelong learning.
7. We believe that the diversity in our community is part of what makes it special.
8. We believe that all community members deserve an equal opportunity to find well paid, meaningful
work to support themselves and their family.
9. We believe that all community members should have access to affordable quality healthcare.
10. We believe that all community members should have access to appropriate and affordable housing
opportunities.
11. We believe that equal opportunities for recreation, fitness, wellness and leisure should be available
and affordable for everyone in our community.
12. We believe that we live in a community that believes BIG, where every member of our community
should have equal opportunities, resources and support to achieve their full potential.
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S U B S TA N C E A B U S E P R E V E N T I O N
PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK
Store
Safely
Dispose
In 2011 the Coalition for Healthy Communities partnered with the Lake County
Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to collect 17 thirty
gallon bags of prescription drugs in April and October at the Beach Park Village
Hall. This was part of a nation-wide take back day with hundreds of sites
participating throughout the country.
Properly
Also in 2011 the Coalition began a partnership with the Save A Star organization
and now has a permanent drop off location for unused and unwanted
medications at the Zion Police Department 2101 Salem Blvd in Zion.
The following items are accepted at the Save A Star Box:
Prescription medications, including controlled substances
All over the counter medications
Medication samples, pet medications
Vitamins and supplements, medicated ointments
Lotions, creams and oils, liquid medication in leak-proof containers
Homeopathic remedies
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S U B S TA N C E A B U S E P R E V E N T I O N
BASSET
The City of Zion passed an ordinance in March 2011 requiring all servers and
sellers of alcohol to be BASSET (Beverage Alcohol Server Seller Education Training)
trained. The Coalition holds a BASSET license from the Illinois Liquor Control
Commission and has four individuals trained in the TIPS (Training for Intervention
ProcedureS) Program. Trainings are provided for community businesses in three
categories:
1. On premises for bars and restaurants
2. Off premises for liquor stores, convenient stores
3. Concessions
During the BASSET training servers and sellers learn the following:
Physical Properties of Alcohol, Drugs and Alcoholism
Customer Prevention and Intervention Techniques
Illinois State Statues, Local Ordinances and DUI Laws
Proper Identification Techniques
In 2012, the Coalition will be collaborating with CREW to provide BASSET trainings
for the community.
TEEN COURT
Nicasa partnered with Coalition members to begin an implementation process for Teen
Court in the Zion-Benton community. Teen Court is a collaboration between the police
departments, the Sheriff’s department and Nicasa and offers an alternative to the
traditional court system for first time juvenile misdemeanor offenders.
The primary goal of Teen Court is to better enable a young person to accept responsibility
for their offense through active participation in an alternative court process. Teen Court
offenders learn to value their community by repairing the harm and giving back through
community service. By assuming responsibility for their actions, and through involvement
and successful completion of Teen Court, the teen’s offense will not be recorded.
Participants must be offenders age 10 to 17, and can be up to 18 if they are still in high
school. They have their cases heard by a jury of their peers who will “try” the case and
issue a “sentence.” Sentencing minimally includes classes on decision-making and
community service, but can also include letters of apologies or other homework. Once the
sentence is complete, the misdemeanor is expunged from the teen’s record.
Seventeen Zion-Benton Township High School students were trained to serve as jurors
and attorneys. Two mock trials were held for training purposes and the program was
poised to begin in January, 2012. The court will be held once a month at the Beach Park
Village Hall. For more information on Teen Court, contact Nanci Radford (847) 201-8543.
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S U B S TA N C E A B U S E P R E V E N T I O N
HEALTHY YOUTH
Healthy YOUth (Youth Opportunities Unlimited) celebrates 15 years at Zion –
Benton Township High School and continues to provide prevention programming
to students at Z-BTHS as well as the Zion-Benton area communities.
In March of 2011, Healthy YOUth participated in Operation Snowball with five area
high schools, and in April 2011 the Healthy YOUth students worked with nine area
businesses on Operation Sticker Shock to highlight the alcohol prevention
message: What are you thinking? Stop Underage Drinking!
Healthy YOUth also helped organize a very successful 5K Run/Walk in May, with over 200 runners participating
in Mama’s Run. Each month, Healthy YOUth students participate in prevention outreach so that other students
at ZBTHS get the message that being ATOD Free is the ZB Way!
2011 ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Implement and evaluate Social Norms Education Campaign to increase believability and visibility among
Z-BTHS students and staff
Conduct BASSET program in ZB communities and increase the knowledge of managers and server/sellers
by 35% regarding underage drinking prevention and require training for all local server/sellers
Provide Project Sticker Shock program at nine community locations and create bottle hangers and buttons
for each alcohol vendor location
Create a permanent location for residents to dispose of their unwanted and unused medications through
the Save A Star box
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S U B S TA N C E A B U S E P R E V E N T I O N
SOCIAL NORMS
Provides accurate information about alcohol and tobacco use to Zion-Benton Township High
School students and staff. In order to reduce the misperception that the majority of Z-BTHS
students are using alcohol and /or tobacco.
The Social Norms campaign uses posters, greeting cards, and promotional items for students and
staff with the positive social norms messages.
2012 GOALS
Develop a plan to sustain current initiatives that decrease youth 30-day alcohol use by 2%
and youth 30-day tobacco use by 1% by September, 2012.Decrease 30-day alcohol use 2% by
September 2012
Develop a new initiative by training 20 students for Teen Court through NICASA by September
2012
Implement one permanent drop site, as well as develop an educational tool, for the safe
disposal of prescription drugs
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LITERACY
LITERACY TASK FORCE
The Coalition for Healthy Communities Literacy Task
Force is designed to support our community efforts in
ensuring high levels of literacy for all members of the
community. Partnering with families, our ZB Public
Library, and our schools, the Task Force understands
the critical importance of literacy for all residents from
pre-school through adults.
Since 2009, the Literacy Task Force partnered with the schools on a Lunch
Buddy initiative intended to provide students with an adult mentor for their
efforts in and out of school. This initiative is designed specifically for
intermediate age students, and the mentoring occurs at lunchtime in the
elementary school districts. This initiative continues to allow many caring
members of our community to support the individual growth and success of
a child!
In 2011, the Literacy Task Force added two more formal initiatives to help
our community members not in our elementary schools. The first initiative
is a Kindergarten Readiness program, which is designed to create a
partnership with our local school district preschools, community preschools
and daycare providers, to provide direction and resources to better ensure
students will have the fundamental literacy skills they need upon entering
kindergarten.
The second initiative the Literacy Task Force formally undertook in 2011 is
to increase the adult learner opportunities for English and basic skills
within our communities. In partnership with the College of Lake County
and District 120, this Adult Literacy program has increased the adult
students enrolled in formal ELL and GED classes from approximately 25 in
2010, to over 200 in 2011! This is quite an impact for the families of our
communities, and we look forward to future opportunities for continued
expansion of these adult education programs.
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C O M M U N I T Y PA RT E R S H I P S
ZION-BENTON PARTNERSHIP COORDINATOR
Dear Collaborative Partners,
Exciting things are happening throughout our community! I am pleased to join the Coalition for Healthy
Communities as the ZB Partnership Coordinator.
Our mission of “leading our communities in a collaborative effort to improve identified health, wellness,
and social issues” is very dear to my heart. The path to delivering this promise lays in the collaborative
effort of each and every member of the Zion-Benton community working together. I am here to assure that
agencies create and improve resources available to you.
As a ZB resident and Coalition member, I look forward to enhancing partnerships that will increase our
ability to be empowered as individuals. My hope is that this will encourage all to serve as active
participants in making the Zion Benton community its best.
The Coalition for Health Communities has a fun-filled activity calendar you can view at zbchc.com. I hope
to see you at our upcoming events!
Take care,
Angel Jackson
ZB Partnership Coordinator
COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
Formed in 2011 as part of the ZB is Me concept, the Community Partnerships Task Forces’ mission is to build
relationships in order to access and mobilize every area of our community to enhance the quality of life for all
residents.
Initial goals:
Support the Healthcare Foundation of Northern Lake County in sponsoring a community meeting on
healthcare access
Begin a new dialogue with the Latino community to see how to better bridge the gap in relationships and
communication
Establish a Partnership Coordinator Position to move forward with the ZB is Me initiative as well as support
other CHC efforts, in partnership with CREW
Acquire a partnership grant with the Charmm’d Foundation to create a ZB Leadership Academy, to educate
residents who are interested in understanding the governmental and civic structure. Additionally, the vision is
to support residents in getting more involved in our community at a variety of levels. This event will be
presented in 2012
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COMMUNIT Y WELLNESS
COMMUNITY WELLNESS TASK FORCE
Vision
Encouraging Healthy Lifestyles by Spreading Positive Behaviors to Enhance our Quality of Life
Mission Statement
Raising awareness of health concepts to the Zion-Benton Community by providing opportunities for network
partnerships and improving individual and community wellness
Task Force Focus
Improve the overall physical well-being of the entire Zion-Benton community
Health is Wealth Events
Planning for events began in 2011
The message of these events: You Can Help Control Your Future
Program will pilot in 2012 at West Elementary School in Zion and Kenneth
Murphy in Beach Park
For 4th and 5th grade students and their parents for the purpose of:
Expanding awareness and enhancing understanding of significant effect of wellness for today and
the future
Allowing youth and parents to engage in physical activities and educational stations to boost
energy, interest and confidence
Building positive relationships and encouragement between youth and adults
Conducting a means for providing information and incentives for wellness
2012 GOALS
Evaluate wellness activities available and accessible for all Zion-Benton are residents
Raise awareness of community wellness and provide networking resources
Compile an action plan to improve community wellness in the Zion, Winthrop Harbor and
Beach Park communities
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COMMUNIT Y ACTIVITIES
REAL DEAL
The Coalition partnered with Zion Central Middle School on an event for 8th grade students and
their parents called the Real Deal. This event gives the students an idea of what life will be like
when they are 25 years old. The students are given a “life packet” and all of the responsibilities
they might have at 25.
Students and parents have to go through “stations” and to community tables run by Coalition
members and teacher volunteer staff. Students find out it is very difficult to live on the salary they
have and balance their lifestyle choices.
The students and parents go through the event in 2 different sessions, first without a college
education and second with a college education. Students and parents see the benefits of
continuing on their education as well as making healthy choices such as abstaining from drugs and
alcohol and waiting to have children until they are ready.
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COALI TI ON PHOTO S
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COALITION MEMBERSHIP
EXECUTIVE BOARD
Dr. John Ahlgrim
President
Superintendent
Zion District 6
Kim Bertini R.N.
Vice President
Magnet
Coordinator
CTCA-MRMC
Doug Carlson
2nd Vice
President
Senior Pastor
Grace Missionary
Church
Nann Blaine
Hilyard
Secretary
Director
Zion-Benton
Public Library
Paul Bouchard
Treasurer
Retired
First Midwest
Bank
Larry Booth
Community
Outreach
Manager
Zion Energy
Solutions
Rich Walker
Past President
Executive Director
Zion Park District
BOARD MEMBERS
Dr. Chris Clark
Superintendent
Zion-Benton
Township High
School District
126
Dr. Bob Divirgilio
Superintendent
Beach Park School
District 3
Gene Salvadalena
Director of
Leadership
Development
The Charmm’d
Foundation
Cheri Ditzig
Supervisor
Zion Township
Jan Suthard
Supervisor
Benton Township
Kevin Leslie
Lieutenant
Zion Police
Department
Joel Brumlik
Chief
Winthrop Harbor
Police
Department
Skip Walker
AARP
Representative
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP
Kristine
Andersen
Liane Blanck
Wayne Brooks
Cheryl Fischer
Art Fossland
Sandy Galgan
Dr. Dennis
Guiser
Angel Jackson
Barb Jaeger
Karen Kates
Lisa Lewandowski
Judy Mackey
Eric Miller
Scott Murphy
Kathy Pierce
Robin Robinson
Mona Shannon
Deb Will
Sarah Wright
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FINANCES
2011 Coalition for Healthy Communities Revenue and Expense Summary
Revenue
Revenue
Fundraising
$12,140.00
Annual Dinner
Interest
$25.00
Caddie Classic Fund Raiser
Activities
$1,000.00
Other Fund Raisers
Corporate Donations
$15,000.00
Corporate Donations
Personal Donations
$2,500.00
Personal Donations
Total Revenue
$30,655.00
Interest Income
Other
Total Revenue
Expenses
Sponsored Program Expenses
$15,290.00
Expenses
Fundraising Expenses
$1,625.00
Annual Dinner
Donations
$1,000.00
Caddie Classic
Activities
$1,000.00
Substance Abuse Prevention
Contracted Costs
$10,000.00
Life Skills
General Expenses
$1,750.00
Spelling Bee
Total Expenses
$30,665.00
Advertising
Budget Surplus/(Deficit)
$0.00
Insurance
Other
Based on 2012 Operating Budget above, expected
Legal and Accounting
cash carry forward to 2012: $22,404.44
Total Expenses
Operating Surplus
CADDIE CLASSIC
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$1,510.00
$8,257.41
$2,197.08
$15,000.00
$2,270.00
$9.26
$1,218.92
$30,462.67
$1,008.40
$1,625.58
$22,747.23
$998.08
$500.00
$457.52
$947.00
$771.31
$175.00
$29,230.12
$1,232.55
FUNDRAISING
CULVERS NIGHT
MAMA’S RUN
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THANK YOU
The Coalition for Healthy Communities wishes to thank the following companies
and individuals for their generous financial support over the past two years:
Midwestern Regional Medical Center/Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Zion Park District
Zion-Benton Township High School District #126
Zion Elementary School District #6
Zion-Benton Public Library
Ace Hardware/Leader Department Store
Kiwanis Club of Zion-Benton
State Rep. Joann Osmond
Home Valet, Inc
Bees Knees
Illinois Beach Sunrise Rotary Club
Benton Township
Zion Township
Veolia
Mt. Olivet Memorial Park
American Outfitters
Citizens to Elect Jan Suthard
Leech Bridges Insurance Company
Cenni & Ambrose Tile and Carpet
Zion Investment Group, LLC
Art Fossland
Daron and Judy Mackey
Scott Murphy
Dr. Chris Clark
Dr. Chris Stephenson and Jamie Stephenson
Cheryl Fischer
Barb Jaeger
Paul and Penny Bouchard
Cheri Ditzig
Dr. John Ahlgrim
Rev. Stevens and Nann Hilyard
Kim Bertini
Richard and Sue Walker
Philip and Kathy Pierce
John and Janet Jones
Gene Salvadalena
Kim Leech
Larry Booth
Robert and Karen Fink
Dr. Dennis Guiser
Dr. Bob DiVirgilio
Greg and Syndy Nugent
Al Hill
Ray and Irene Zuckley
Rick and Lindy Haapinen
Pat Hodge
Rich and Sandy Galgan
We thank you for your confidence and ask for your continued support.
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