Article from the Village Free Press, 1/10/2019, by Michael Romain
When news spread in March 2016 that Proviso Partners for Health would receive $2.5 million in grant funds over five years from Trinity Health — a national, nonprofit Catholic health system based in Michigan — many residents in Proviso Township were curious about the fancy new startup that had seemed to materialize from nowhere.
But Proviso Partners for Health (PP4H), a grassroots multi-sector coalition of local community organizations that formed in 2014 to fight childhood obesity in the west suburbs, is in reality neither fancy nor new.
The coalition dates back to 2006, when Lena Hatchett, an associate professor at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, and Loretta Robinson, a Maywood resident and master gardener, met during a meeting. Continue to the Village Free Press article.
The Cook County Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee is scheduled to vote on Tobacco 21 on Wednesday, November 14th
The Tobacco-free Living Hub needs your help!
As you may have heard, a Tobacco 21 bill passed the Illinois Senate and House but was vetoed by the Governor in August. But that doesn’t mean our work is done! Next Wednesday, the Cook County Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee is scheduled to vote on a Tobacco 21 policy for Suburban Cook County. This legislation would include Proviso Township. We need your support to let the committee know that this legislation is important!
Contact your Commissioner by clicking here, and let them know why you think Tobacco 21 is an important policy that will save lives!
Young adulthood is a critical age for smoking initiation with 95% of smokers starting before age 21. We can limit youth access to tobacco by raising the legal age to purchase tobacco to 21. Preventing smoking means fewer long-term smokers, reducing the overall smoking rates, saving lives and saving money. Let the Cook County Board know that Tobacco 21 will save lives and save the county millions in future health care costs.
If you have any questions, reach out to Lesli at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-628-0208.
Respiratory Health Association
The villages of Broadview and Maywood were both selected to receive grant money from Cook County to fund critical infrastructure projects.
The grants were awarded through the 2018 Invest In Cook program, which identifies projects within the county that align with the county’s Long Range Transportation Plan.
The county granted Maywood $200,000 to help pay for roadway improvements along 19th Avenue, from Madison Street to St. Charles Road. The grant funds will pay for phase 1 engineering services, which include utility reviews, lighting analysis and an environmental survey. Click for rest of the story...
Tobacco-Free Living Meeting Sept. 19, 2018
Proviso Partners for Health’s Tobacco-free
Living Hub will host its next hub meeting on
Wednesday, September 19, from 6-7pm
in the Maywood Multipurpose Building, 200 S. 5th Ave.
At the meeting, we plan to discuss our next steps as a hub following Governor Rauner’s decision regarding the statewide Tobacco 21 bill, which should happen by the end of August.
Please invite residents and organizations you think may be interested in attending. Light refreshments will be provided.
If you plan to attend, please contact Lesli Vaughan at email@example.com or 312-628-0208.
Proviso Partners For Health
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