Healthy Communities Overview

Seven Generations Ahead helps communities become healthierAs rising obesity rates bring alarming health and economic effects, Seven Generations Ahead (SGA) employs strong partnership and facilitation skills to convene community stakeholders, build networks and support collaborations that achieve healthy eating and active living goals.

SGA's capabilities include:

  • Creating effective coalitions of public, private and community sector institutions
  • Driving implementation projects that improve community health
  • Engaging community residents and leaders in strategic planning and implementation
  • Developing success indicators and report card models

Sample Projects

Building Effective Coalitions That Improve Health Wild About Wellness
SGA is a founding member of Oak Park, Illinois' Wild About Wellness program, which supports physical activity and healthy eating for the Village's 55,000 residents.

Developing Success Indicators and Report Models Illinois State Alliance of YMCAs
SGA is a member of the Healthy Communities Consortium, led by the Illinois State Alliance of YMCAs, which is working to improve the well-being of more than one million people. 

Creating Healthy Community Action Plans Healthy West Chicago
SGA guides the strategic planning process for the Healthy West Chicago community initiative, which improves access to nutritious foods and physical activity among the city's 27,000 residents.

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