partnership with the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), CPHP
is assisted in the development of five lay health ministries in the
Lawndale community. Church clergy in Lawndale expressed an interest
in information on weight management and diabetes; problems that affect
a significant number of church attendees. CPHP provides nutrition training
focused on healthy lifestyles and nutrition-related disorders using
specific information from the Take Charge of Your Health curriculum.
Nutrition teams provide onsite training and assist in implementation
of the initiative.
launched its Faith Based Partnership Initiative in January 2003 with
the New Westside Federation of Churches. This initiative focuses on
15 West Side churches of the 100 represented by the Federation.