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April 16 2010 Coalition Meeting

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April 16 2010 Coalition Meeting

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  2. 2. Initial FORWARD Vision Statement:Children/Adolescents inDuPage County, with thesupport of their families,enthusiastically make dietaryand physical activity choicesevery day that result in ahealthy weight.
  3. 3. The PartnersAccess DuPage Healthy Schools CampaignBenedictine University Heritage YMCA GroupBlue Cross Blue Shield Northern IL. Food BankBreaking Free Northwestern UniversityCentral DuPage Hospital Pediatric Health AssociatesCentral DuPage Physician’s Group Progress AthleticsDuPage County Health Department United WayDuPage Medical Group University of IL. ExtensionDuPage County Regional Office of West Chicago School Dist.Education 33Edward Hospital West Chicago FQHCFit Kids Wheaton Park District
  4. 4. Initial FORWARD Plan:
  5. 5. Initial FORWARD Plan:Strategy 6: Filling the GapsStrategy 7: Coordinated Outreach ProgramStrategy 8: Tracking IndicatorsStrategy 9: Coordinate Grant ApplicationsStrategy 10: Research Projects
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  7. 7. Framing The Structure Building a Baseline • DuPage County obesity  epidemic mirrors the  national rates. • Illinois ranks as the 10th  highest state for obesity  rates.
  8. 8.    44 Schools Data Collected during Spring 2010
  9. 9. Framing The Structure N= 1,077
  10. 10. Framing The Structure N=540 N=537
  11. 11. Framing The Structure N=578 N=206 N=294
  12. 12. Framing The Structure
  13. 13. Next Steps:•Overweight and Obesity Prevalence Rates•Data Surveillance •Children •Adults
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  15. 15. The Bricks and Mortar
  16. 16. YMCAMovement
  17. 17. Who We Are• One of the nation’s oldest and largest not for profit CBO organizations (150+ years)• National movement of YMCAs: 2687—in every large urban area and most mid-size to large cities• International Movement: 124 countries• Charitable Status – financial assistance available• The Mission: To put Christian Principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all• Most valued not for profit brand
  18. 18. What We DoWe build strong kids, strong families and strong communitiesThrough programs that building healthy spirit, mind and body,In four distinct areas: health and wellness, youth development, family strengthening, and social responsibility
  19. 19. Traditional Y Programs Health and Wellness Focus• A variety of cardio and strength equipment (wellness centers)• Group exercise classes• Sports (youth and adult)• Aquatics: (lap swimming, recreational swim, and water aerobics and swimming lessons for youth and adults)• Afterschool and Day Camp Programs• Teens, Older Adults, Families
  20. 20. Who We Serve• 21 million members annually• 549,000 volunteers (policy and program)• Cradle to Grave-- Kids, families, adults, seniors, communities
  21. 21. We Remain Innovative and Relevant• Basketball • Father’s Day• Volleyball • Peace Corp• Racquetball • USO• Pool filtration • Pioneers in School• Group swim lessons Age Care • Activate America
  22. 22. Activate America is the YMCAs response to the nations growing health crisis. The YMCA is redefining itself and engaging communities across the country to provide better opportunities for people of all ages in their pursuit of health and well-being in spirit, mind and body. Our primary focus is health seekers: those individuals committed to healthy living but struggling to maintain healthy habits over time.
  23. 23. Elements of Activate Activate American events America and resources• Understand Health Seekers and Well-being • Healthy Kids Day• Strengthen Relationships • America on the Move with Members • Healthy Family Homes• Change Y Environment • Food and Fun Curriculum• Grow Programs • Community Healthy Living• Transform Staffing Practices Index• Use Members’ Perspective • Pioneering Healthy Data Communities
  24. 24. Indian Boundary YMCABurr Ridge, Clarendon Hills, Lisle, Darien, Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Oak Brook, Westmont, Willowbrook and Woodridge.
  25. 25. History• An affiliate of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago serving Chicagoland for more than 150 years• Community members mobilized in the 1950’s and succeeded in opening a storefront YMCA in 1954• This grew into a full facility Y in 1970. The field house was added in the early 1980s.• Building enhancements and community outreach keep this Y relevant in its community
  26. 26. Basic Stats• Between 4,700 and 5,000 membership units• Close to 13,000 members• More than 8,000 program participants• $688,096 in financial assistance allocated to individuals in 2009• 3,416 individuals served through financial assistance in 2009• 13+ community groups receive free or reduced costs for facility use
  27. 27. Programs and Services• Traditional Y programs• Healthy Kids Afterschool• Healthy Kids Camp• Girlz in the Game• Lose Weight-Feel Great• Silver Sneakers• Commit to be Fit Run/Walk
  28. 28. Programs and Services (cont)• 35,000 Calories in 100 Days and other goal setting and tracking programs• Commit to be Fit• Acivtrax• Healthy Family Home
  29. 29. RecognitionWinner of the Downers Grove Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s 2009 “Chamber Choice Award” in the category of community contribution by a nonprofit organization
  30. 30. Stories• Families• Kids• Bobbie
  31. 31. B.R. Ryall YMCA A Gulick Collaborative YMCAwww.brryallymca.org
  32. 32. B.R. Ryall YMCA Total Direct Annual Service 16,006 individualswww.brryallymca.org
  33. 33. B.R. Ryall YMCA Community Support Direct Financial Assistance Health & Well-being $153,000 Childcare & Afterschool 97,000 Total Direct Assistance $250,000 Indirect Financial Assistance Facility Use by Community Groups $60,000 Outreach/support to Community Groups 30,184 Community Outreach Programs 10,000 International Work 500www.brryallymca.org Other Community Support 8,500 Total Indirect Assistance $109,184 Total Community Support $359,184
  34. 34. B.R. Ryall YMCA Obesity Prevention TeenStart & Intro to Fitnesswww.brryallymca.org
  35. 35. Heritage YMCA Group Serves areas:  Naperville  Aurora  Oswego
  36. 36. Heritage YMCA History• Naperville Area YMCA Opened March 1911• Fry Family YMCA, South Naperville 1995• 2000 Aurora YMCA merges with Naperville to become Heritage YMCA Group• Expanded Fry and Built Field House• 2001 Oswego Y opened at Mason Square• 2009 Oswego moves to 22,000 sq.ft. location in old Traughber Middle School
  37. 37. Heritage YMCA Service Area DuPage County: • Aurora • Naperville • Lisle (west of Rt. 53)
  38. 38. Heritage YMCA Programs• Traditional YMCA Programs • 86 Free Group Exercise Classes/Week • 10 Free Family Friendly Classes/Week • Strong Personal Training program, long term commitments• Before/After School Child Care • 38 sites in School Dist. 203 & 204
  39. 39. Heritage YMCA Service Area Naperville 69% Oswego Aurora 10% 10%Other Areas 5% Other Service Montgomery Areas 3% 3%
  40. 40. Heritage YMCA Obesity Prevention• Healthy Lifestyles Committee  Healthy Vending Policy  Healthy Food Policy• Family Friendly Classes• Fit Kids Program• Wellness Initiative in Summer Day Camp• Healthy Kids Day• America on the Move Week• Collaborations with Community Organizations
  41. 41. Heritage YMCA Success Stories• Fit Kids in Summer Camp• Danny• Kirsten
  42. 42. Elmhurst YMCA Serving the communities of: Elmhurst – Bensenville Berkeley – Hillside Melrose Park – Addison Bellwood
  43. 43. History• The Elmhurst YMCA is a branch of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago• The Elmhurst YMCA has been part of the community for nearly 60 years• Programs and services have changed over the years to reflect the needs of the communities the Y serves
  44. 44. Programs• Fitness Center – Active-Trax system• Land and Water Fitness Classes• ½ Day Kindergarten and Afterschool Program• Day Camp• Outdoor Ice Rink• Teen Leaders Club• Adaptive Aquatics• Youth Basketball
  45. 45. Obesity Prevention Efforts• Land and Water Fitness Classes 45 land and 18 water fitness classes a week Youth Fitness Kids Yoga Teen Commit to be Fit• N.E.W. You – Nutrition Education and Weight Management• Youth Sports• Elmhurst Triathlon Club• Healthy Kids Day Camp and Afterschool
  46. 46. Success!!!!!!!!!!• Michelle Daugherty and Terri Sever
  47. 47. Tri-Town YMCA Improving Children’s Livesthrough Health Enhancement Serving Lombard, Villa Park, Oakbrook Terrace  through  Community Programming and Outreach  We build strong kids, strong  families, strong communities
  48. 48. After School ProgramFood & Fun Curriculum National YMCA The DuPage Community Foundation The DuPage Medical Group West Suburban Dietetic Association
  49. 49. Operation Pull Your Own Weight• Leg Assisted Pull Ups so all can succeed• Adjustable Straps for individual progress• Shared Resources with school PE classes• Community Volunteers• Community Recognition
  50. 50. Healthy Lombard • Village of Lombard • Lombard Elementary District 44 • Glenbard Township High School District • Lombard Park District • Lombard Kiwanis, Lombard Rotary, Lombard Lions • Best Buy of Downers Grove • DuPage County Health Department & FORWARD • Helen Plum Library • The DuPage Medical Group • Elmhurst Hospital
  51. 51. Community Healthy Living Index • Y-USA, Harvard, Stanford, CDC • Impact on Policy & Environment • Y Facilitated Assessment Teams & Improvement Planning Sessions • Schools, Childcare, Worksites, Neighborhoods, Community at Large
  52. 52. Overcoming Barriers • Stress – Overscheduled • Low Self Esteem – Anxiety- Depression • Low Income – Under Insured - Cultural Issues
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  54. 54. Active Networking Regional Bingo
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  56. 56. Why IS PE ImportantAmericans are growing more obese & overweight…rapidly!! more 1985 1996 2004 No Data       10%          0%–14%        15%–19%        20%–24%        ≥25% *BMI ≥30, or about 30 lbs overweight for 5’4” person lbs
  57. 57. Swedish Study• Performed - study of all Swedish men born between 1950  on 1976--- who entered the MILITARY— At age 18 They  had grades and test scores  at 15 and test scores on  entering military at 18.  As well they had information on  physical fitness at 15 and 18 and made their analyses. • 270,000 were siblings• 3100 were fraternal twins• 1432 were identical twins• The sample included a total of 1,221,727 men • The finding was that higher IQ scores were found in those  men with the better cardiovascular conditioning, even  when comparing TWINS
  58. 58. Figure 1 2004 CST in English-language arts by the number of fitness standards achieved Grade 5 Grade 7 Grade 9 360 355 352 350 350 342 340 339 336CST ELA Scale Score 333 330 329 327 326 322 322 320 320 317 316 314 310 311 309 306 304 300 300 290 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Overall PFT Score
  59. 59. Figure 2 shows these same results using 2004 CST in mathematics scale scores Grade 5 Grade 7 Grade 9 370 360 361 358 350 350 346 342 340 336CST Math Scale Score 334 330 330 330 324 322 322 320 319 317 316 315 310 308 308 300 300 300 294 290 280 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Overall PFT Score
  60. 60. Enhanced AcademicPerformanceConsistent exercise, and certain typesof specific exercises, can bothtemporarily and permanently affectthe way your brain is able to focus, itsability to deal with stress and anxiety,and its ability to learn …“Exercise is like fertilizer forthe brain … it’s so good, it’slike Miracle Gro”.- Dr. John Ratey, Harvard Brain Researcher
  61. 61. Average composite of 20 student brains taking the same test Brain after sitting quietly Brain after 20 minute walkResearch/scan compliments of Dr. Chuck Hillman University of Illinois
  62. 62. Literacy Data 1.2.9
  63. 63. Math Data
  64. 64. Childhood Obesity is aSimple Mathematic Equation  Less Calories in Minus More Calories out That is why we need   Quality Daily Physical Education
  65. 65. The Core Beliefs of a PE4life Program• Ideally PE every day (minimum:  every other day)• Develop an innovative curriculum • Explore new lifetime activities• Integrate new technology into the PE class, i.e. heart  rate monitors, pedometers, fitness software... • Explore opportunities in team building/leadership• Direct to all students, not just the athletically  inclined• Variety of sports, life time activities and fitness  activities small sided games• Individualized fitness assessments• Extend PE beyond the walls of the gymnasium --   develop community partnerships
  66. 66. Malpractice OccurrencesDidn’t finish work Discipline ProblemDiscipline Problem More academic Time Needed NO NO  Recess PE
  67. 67. Medical Excuses Modified FormsDoctor’s note should indicate what Student Can Do!!!
  68. 68. DU PAGE COUNTYPROMOTING ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION The Built Environment
  69. 69. WHY DO IT?• Transportation •   benefits• Quality of  life/health and  fitness• Economic  development 
  70. 70. Transportation BenefitsWhat gets theequivalent of 1,000miles per gallon,doesnt pollute, •Reduced trafficgreatly increases yourphysical andmental health, congestion through tripencourages fun andfriendships? diversion  •Air quality improvements through reduced auto emissions
  71. 71. Trip Diversion • Bicycling/walking are ideal transportation alternatives for shorter trips • Most trips less than 5 miles
  72. 72. Trip Lengths in DuPage County < 3 miles 54% > 5 miles 31% 3 to 5 miles 15%Source: CATS Household Travel Survey
  73. 73. Quality of LifeHealth and Fitness • Recreation • Nature experience • Mental health benefits  (stress reduction,  decreased depression,  decreased anxiety)
  74. 74. Quality of Life/Health • Slows the aging  process by promoting  active/healthy lifestyles • Aids in preventing and  controlling diabetes  and arthritis • Helps reduce obesity 
  75. 75. Quality of Life/Health • Promotes sense of  community • Promotes  environmental  stewardship and  resource  conservation
  76. 76. Economic Development • Contributes to the  economic vitality of  the community •Eco-tourism • Sales:   Equipment supplies
  77. 77. Economic Development•Amenity in residential areas increaseshome values•Small business development (shops,restaurants)•Can be the focal point of downtowndevelopment/redevelopment
  78. 78. Economic Development Example – Naperville Riverwalk
  79. 79. Pre-Riverwalk Development Aerial of Downtown Naperville
  80. 80. Hitchcock Design Group, Naperville, Illinois - Latest Area Plan
  81. 81. It’s More Fun! Multi-use system includes Bison roam the prairie at  equestrians, pedestrians, and Fermi National Laboratory bicyclists
  82. 82. Plan Development1987:  1st Countywide land use plan  setting aside open space  along greenway corridors1984:  1st Countywide Bikeway Plan1996-  Plan Updates 2008:
  83. 83. Plan BasisIntergovernmental Coordination •Part of NE Illinois Regional  Transportation Plan •90 local agencies in DuPage •Cooperative planning effort with  DuPage Mayors and Managers  Conference
  84. 84. Plan BasisIntergovernmental Coordination • Municipalities • Park Districts • Forest Preserve District • DuPage County Div. of Transportation • Townships • Federal Laboratories • Citizens
  85. 85. Plan Components•Goals & Policies   (e.g., County Healthy Roads)•Existing Facilities•Roads Suitable for Bicycling  
  86. 86. Plan Components• Proposed new facilities • Priority projects for  implementation by all 90  agencies• Plan summary in meeting  materials
  87. 87. EXISTING BIKEWAYS Paths, routes & lanes:  •1995 = 197 miles•2008 = 462 miles
  88. 88. PROPOSED BIKEWAYS•Every citizen within 3 miles of a regional bikeway •307 proposed miles
  89. 89. ROLE OF FORWARD  
  90. 90. VISION OF FORWARD  • Increase Public Education on  Value of Active Transportation • Promote Usage of Facilities• Utilize Expertise  
  91. 91. Blackwell Trail Illinois Prairie Path 47-year-old Rail-to-Trail Conversion Aurora School Kids On Bike Hike
  92. 92. Glen Briar Walk-to-School Day Glen Ellyn Great Western Trail Connection Villa Park
  93. 93. EXPANDING WORK WITH EXISTING PARTNERS• DuPage Mayors and Managers  Conference• League of Illinois Bicyclists• Active Transportation Alliance• Business Community 
  94. 94. PROPOSED PROJECTS• Bike-to-Work Employer-Based Site  Training Program • Bike-to-Transit Marketing Campaign • DuPage County Bicycle Ambassadors• Healthy Roads Policy – Municipal  Outreach Program
  95. 95. PROPOSED PROJECTS• Bicycle Parking Program for Businesses • Countywide Directional Signage for  Trails • Active Transportation for DuPage  Neighborhood Resource Centers• Bicycle Lane Expansion  • County Safe Routes to School Grant  Program
  96. 96. CENTER FOR ACTIVE LIVING• Improve Access to Active  Transportation Especially for  Families• Work with Coalition Partners to  Change Policy, Systems, and our  Built Environment
  97. 97. www.dupageco.org/bikeways for Maps and UpdatesDeborah Jan Fagan, Chief Planner And County Trail System Coordinator, Dupage County Department Of Economic Development And Planning Contact: dfagan@dupageco.org
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  99. 99. Jerry and Estella Hayes
  100. 100. The Finishing Touches
  101. 101. The Finishing Touches
  102. 102.    www.forwarddupage.org

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