The Community Tool Box is a resource for professionals and residents working to make suburban Cook County a healthier place to live, work, learn, play and pray. Inside the Community Toolbox are resources and materials provided during the various trainings that were offered during the suburban Cook County Communities Putting Prevention to Work project.
The Change Institute was a multi-series, year-long leadership and training conference for Model Communities grantees and partners. Throughout the year, grantees had an opportunity to receive technical assistance, network with other grantees, build partnerships, celebrate successes and share sustainability efforts. Training resources have been categorized by content area for easy searching.
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Healthy Schools Training
Communities Putting Prevention to Work hosted trainings for school professionals throughout the year which aimed at making schools healthier for students and staff. Healthy schools can improve access to healthier food through policies, increase physical activity opportunities for students, enhance nutrition education, and establish school employee wellness programs.
Using Photovoice Methodology in Working with Youth
Active Living Training
Communities Putting Prevention to Work hosted an active living training where an expert panel educated attendees on how to make the case for active living in their communities.
GreenTown Oak Park
The GreenTown Pioneering Healthy and Sustainable Communities conference was hosted by Seven Generations Ahead and sponsored in-part by Communities Putting Prevention to Work. Mayors and city managers, healthy community leaders, engineers and planners, architects and landscape architects, developers and educators gathered to hear inspiring speakers, learn from been-there case studies and discuss actionable steps to make healthy, sustainable communities a reality.