HEALTHY LIFESTYLES

Impact Statement

Impact Statement

The Change We Want To See

Residents live healthy lifestyles and make informed choices. They have access to excellent, comprehensive services for health, wellness, and recreation.

Strategies

Strategies

How We Make It Happen

Eat for Health: We are a community where healthy food choices are accessible to all and the easy choice

Move More: We are a community of active living where all have access to recreational opportunities

Love and Be Loved: We have healthy social and emotional development for everyone at all stages of life

Know It and Own It: Our residents are resilient and thrive through the use of positive coping skills

Projects

Projects

Teams Working Towards This Vision

A partnership formed by Mercyhealth, OSF HealthCare, SwedishAmerican, UIC College of Medicine Rockford and Transform Rockford, Project SILO (Significantly Impacting Life Outcomes) aims to show our community the importance of planning for life’s end. In February, Project SILO hosted a free community discussion surrounding end-of-life care. More community events and discussions will be coming soon.

The Winnebago County Health Department, with the support of Transform Rockford, is leading a collaborative effort toward becoming a trauma informed community. The collaboration of partners, knows as the Winnebago County Trauma Informed Community, recognizes the collective impact of adverse experiences and fosters resiliency and well-being in its residents. Workgroups have been formed to train and educate the community, hold community events and discussions, work to address policies and practices and ultimately reduce re-traumatization.

In 2017, group members representing many different cycling clubs and many different cycling styles formed I Bike Rockford (IBR). The goal was to meet face-to-face, work together and speak in one voice as advocates for better cycling conditions, and to grow the cycling culture in Rockford and beyond. IBR focuses its efforts on Safety, Events & Education, and Policy & Advocacy. The group holds regular meetings to update members on the work of the committees and news about projects and events happening in the Rockford Region. IBR also hosts annual events such as Cycle on 2ndTour de Frost and Swarm the Market.

Outcomes

Outcomes

How We Measure Success