Kane County Health Department’s submission to the Illinois Department of Public Health’s SHIP (State Health Improvement Plan) Video Challenge was selected for funding. The video and the other entries represent a key part of IDPH’s outreach strategies to inform and engage Illinois Citizens about health improvement in our state.
“We are gratified by your work to assist with these efforts,” according to the IDPH letter of congratulations.
The video was a team effort, with Jackie Forbes, Janie Maxwell, Tom Schlueter, along with Adam Tedder from the Information Technologies Department working together to tell the story of the rising popularity of community gardens in Kane County. The video highlights efforts around the county to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to our residents (one of our CHIP priorities) through the community garden program.
In the coming weeks and months, IDPH and its partners will look for opportunities to link the video to further bolster these efforts. It will remain available on the web for embedding on web sites, on social media, and elsewhere. The mini grant of up to $1,500 will be used to help supplement the garden program.
You can stay involved and informed about the State Health Improvement Plan by visiting healthycommunities.illinois.gov. Information the Kane County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is available by visiting kanehealth.com/chip.htm
SOURCE: Kane County Health Department