12:00 PM - CST

Event Information

October 14, 2020: 12:00pm – 1:30pm

All Roads Lead to … Healthy Communities

  • Lauri DeRuiter-Willems, PhD, Assistant Professor, Eastern Illinois University
  • Krystal Lynch, Eastern Illinois University, Department of Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Michael Gillespie, Eastern Illinois University, Department of Sociology
  • Laura Bollan, Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System, Healthy Communities
  • Abby Wallace, Health Administration Student, Eastern Illinois University

Improving the health of community members through partnering with like-minded organizations increases the chances of more residents having health and wellness access, leading to healthier communities. This effort to bring health and wellness programs and services to a community, minimizes gaps in services areas and builds a strong coalition of health promotion providers.  This presentation will share how the Community Wellness Collaborative, in rural East-Central Illinois, was able to identify the types and locations of programs and services available, find community gaps, and determine how to expand or shift resources to more thoroughly provide programming and support to those gap areas.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn about the benefits of organizing a similar group in their own community
  2. Have the tools to develop a similar group
  3. Understand the benefits of collaborating with other community groups

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