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Kane County was selected as an award winner in the Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge! Just 50 were chosen to be in this challenge program, a partnership of the American Public Health Association, the National Association of Counties and the Aetna Foundation.
 In order to improve program performance, equity, and make sure that programs represent their communities, we are beginning the process of transitioning programs to a model of community engagement. The Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge is just the first step toward this positive change.
We have accepted the challenge to give everyone a voice. Childhood obesity, mental health, tobacco use, and inequities in income levels, education, and health outcomes across the board have emerged as issues critical to improving the health of Kane County residents. While work is currently being done, there is an opportunity to better engage individual residents in a manner that provides them with a larger voice and more authority over program decisions.  
We are seeking volunteers to participate in Community Councils to help make the decisions to improve the health of their family, friends and neighbors.
Press release with details 11-1-16
Council Meetings:
Aurora:
  Monday, March 27
  6 to 7:30 p.m.
  Kane County Health Department,
  1240 N. Highland Ave., Room 13
Carpentersville:
  Tuesday, March 21
  6 to 7:30 p.m.
  deLacey Family Education Center
  50 Cleveland Ave. 
Elgin:
 Thursday, March 23
  6 to 7:30 p.m.  
  Gail Borden Library
  270 N. Grove Ave 
Additional Meetings
to be Scheduled
Please RSVP to:
     romanterry@co.kane.il.us
      or call at 630-264-7653
Above, Kane County staff accept the challenge
to be one of the Healthiest Counties.
Click HERE to visit our Photo Gallery
of others in Kane County who have accepted the challenge
Kane County Health Department's Challenge Video
 
 
 
Related Links & Resources:
Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge Website
Kane County Health Department recognized as HealthyCommunity50 in Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge 9-15-16
El Departamento de Salud del Condado de Kane es reconosido como HealthyCommunity50 en las ciudades mas saludables y desafio de los condados  9-15-16