Healthy Communities Initiative

Healthy communities indicatorsDeveloping Success Indicators and Report Models
SGA is a member of the Healthy Communities Consortium, led by the Illinois State Alliance of YMCAs. This collaboration supports 18 local healthy community initiatives across 30 Illinois communities. In total, we are working to improve the well-being of more than one million people.

Main goals of the Healthy Communities Initiatives are to:

  • Help families put healthier food on the table by bringing fresh fruits and vegetables to neighborhoods where there are no healthy food options
  • Establish safe walking routes to schools 
  • Increase physical education and activity during the school day
  • Provide additional opportunities for physical activity at day care and after school programs

SGA co-chairs the group's Indicators Committee charged with developing success indicators and report models for local initiatives. SGA is creating a set of standard success indicators that each healthy community initiative can use to more easily measure and report their progress.