Author Archives: CLOCC

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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What Makes CLOCC Tick: 10 Years of Community Partnerships

by Adam Becker, PhD, MPH, Executive Director Partners and friends, April marks the beginning of the second quarter of our 10th anniversary year! This quarter, we are focusing on two of the hallmarks of the consortium’s operations – our community … Continue reading

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Planting a Seed (Grant) and Watching It Grow

by Amy Bohnert, PhD, Guest Blogger  As part of our 10th anniversary first-quarter focus on data and research, we asked 2006 seed grant recipient Amy Bohnert, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology at Loyola University Chicago, to write about her 2006 … Continue reading

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Revealing the Research: 10 Years of Being Data-Driven and Evidence-Based

by Adam Becker, PhD, MPH, Executive Director Happy New Year!  2012 is an especially happy new year for CLOCC as it marks our 10th year as a Consortium collaborating on childhood obesity prevention in Chicago and beyond!  I hope that as … Continue reading

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Crossing Oceans and Moving Mountains: Reflections from CLOCC’s Founder

by Katherine Kaufer Christoffel, MD, MPH, Founder and Medical and Research Director  At the CLOCC holiday dinner this year, I had the chance to present a short talk to reflect on and celebrate nine years of CLOCC. I shared thoughts … Continue reading

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Taking Walkability to the Streets at the Safe Routes to School National Conference

by Grant Vitale, Community Programs Manager  CLOCC Community Networkers Ed Boone, Elvia Rodriguez-Ochoa, and Miguel Morales and I recently attended the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) National Conference.  It was held on August 16-18, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Safe … Continue reading

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Promoting Health and Wellness at Jordan Elementary

by Claudia Olayo, Rogers Park Networker  As the CLOCC Community Networker for the Rogers Park neighborhood in Chicago, I have the chance to work with local schools to help promote health and wellness.  One that I have worked with is … Continue reading

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Bringing a Healthy Message (and Fake Food) to Families at the Chicago Children’s Museum

by Adam Paberzs, Health Education Intern The Chicago Children’s Museum played host to a fun and family-oriented health and wellness fair on January 27, 2011 at Navy Pier. Kids and parents came from all over the city to learn about healthy habits, … Continue reading

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Digging Into the Connection Between Gardens and Classrooms at a Healthy Teacher Network Workshop

by Mara Lazdins, School Programs Intern Learning how to plant vegetables in milk crates lined with burlap bags or how to integrate a science lesson into growing herbs, left a positive impression on teachers who attended Healthy Teacher Network’s third … Continue reading

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A Cool Evaluation Project at the Shedd Aquarium

by Sarah Welch MPH, Evaluation Manager Opened May 22, 2009, the Polar Play Zone at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago is the museum’s first permanent exhibit designed specifically with children (aged 2-7) in mind.  The Shedd Aquarium had designed the Polar Play … Continue reading

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