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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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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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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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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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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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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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Creating a Healthy Environment at Cameron School

by Mara Lazdins, School Programs Intern  Recently, Cameron Elementary School, located in West Humboldt Park, successfully completed CLOCC’s  Healthy School Environment Assessment, a tool that helps schools identify current practices, policies, and programs for promoting healthy eating and physical activity. … Continue reading

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