Health Promotion Community Project Paper

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Health Promotion/Community Health Project and Paper Focus Group of Forest Park Howard Mohr Community Center After-School Program Forest Park, IL By Susan Reighard Population Health Loyola University New Orleans Online Course Instructor: Dr. Angelique White-Williams May 2010 Health Promotion/Community Health Project and Paper: Focus Group of Forest Park Howard Mohr Community Center After-School Program, Forest Park, IL The purpose of this paper is to summarize and detail the observations, interventions, and activities performed at the After-School Program held daily at the Howard Mohr Community Center in Forest Park, IL. The activities listed were instituted in order to promote health and prevent disease to the aggregate…show more content…
Community Strength One strength noted while talking with the people of the area is that many of the residents have lived here for many years. They were born and raised in the area and have extended family living in the community. Another strength noted is that there are hospitals and clinics nearby. Loyola University Medical Center is located in Maywood just west of Forest Park. Loyola University offers specialized adolescent services through the Ronald McDonald Children’s Hospital that focus on eating disorders including obesity, (Loyola University, 2010). Forest Park has an active community center that offers and sponsors a variety of activities and programs for the residents of the area, including the after-school program for school-aged children. Forest Park has an extensive bus system and train station that supports the transportation needs of the residents. All senior citizens are granted free bus and train passes in the Chicago area. Low income families can apply for free or reduced fares on the bus and train system. Forest Park is adjacent to River Forest and Oak Park, two other small Chicago suburb villages. Forest Park, River Forest, and Oak Park share some municipal services to help contain maintenance costs and to provide more services to their residents. Oak Park residents also utilize the Howard
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