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Promoting “Salud”: CLOCC Focuses on Latino Health

By Jaime Arteaga, CLOCC Community Programs Coordinator, and Daney Ramirez, CLOCC Food Environment Coordinator On February 7, 2014. DePaul University hosted the Health Disparities and Social Justice Conference.  With a special focus on Latino health, the conference offered a valuable space … Continue reading

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Supporting the Blueprint at Belmont-Cragin Elementary School

By Dennis Peters, Guest Blogger Dennis Peters is a physical education teacher at Belmont-Cragin Elementary School in Chicago. Belmont-Cragin Elementary School is a PK-8 school located on the northwest side of Chicago.  We have 629 students in grades ranging from … Continue reading

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Reflections on 2013

by Adam Becker, PhD, MPH, Executive Director As 2013 comes to a close, I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for another wonderful year of partnership and collaboration. This was a year of great successes and advancements … Continue reading

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Puppets Promoting Prevention: Consulting with the Research and Evaluation Interest Group

by Joy Menhennett, Guest Blogger We asked Joy Menhennett, Food and Nutrition Education Coordinator for La Casa Norte in Chicago, to write about her experience consulting with the CLOCC Research and Evaluation Interest Group to improve their evaluation effort. Aveggies! A … Continue reading

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CLOCC Released a Blueprint – Now What?

by Adam Becker, PhD, MPH, Executive Director On January 8, CLOCC released a Blueprint for Accelerating Progress in Childhood Obesity Prevention in Chicago: The Next Decade.  The blueprint was developed over a year-long period.  During that time, we engaged our … Continue reading

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Turning Wellness Policies into Action at a Healthy Teacher Network Workshop

by Rodney Tripplett, School Programs Intern On November 27, 2012, CLOCC’s Healthy Teacher Network hosted a workshop with the theme Wellness Policies into Action: Making Healthy Students Happen that was attended by teachers, counselors, and school nurses.  It began with a presentation … Continue reading

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Looking Back and Looking Forward: Our Tenth Year and Beyond

by Adam Becker, PhD, MPH, Executive Director Welcome to the fourth and final quarter of our 10th anniversary year!  I hope you have found this year to be an exciting review of our decade of the accomplishments we have achieved … Continue reading

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Making Connections: Ten Years of Unique Partnerships

by Adam Becker, PhD, MPH, Executive Director Welcome to the third quarter of our 10th anniversary year!  This quarter, we are focusing on one of the things that makes our consortium truly unique – the innovative partnerships that help us … Continue reading

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Catching Up With the Go Team

From 2006 – 2008, CLOCC ran a pilot program where we trained high school students from across the city to become members of the “Go Team,” a group charged with teaching the 5-4-3-2-1 Go!® message to young children across the … Continue reading

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DePaul Students Enhance Evaluation, Schools, and Advocacy Work at CLOCC

by Elizabeth Katta, Meredith Jones, and Carolyn Jillson, Guest Bloggers For the past two years, CLOCC has served as a 9-month practicum site for Master of Public Health students from DePaul University. After participating in an application and interview process, … Continue reading

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