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‘K-HIP’ Kenosha Health Improvement Project

By Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency

Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency (RKCAA) created this poster to highlight their local work on healthy food access during the CPHMC project. This poster was presented at NWA’s Annual Conference in April 2017.

As a result of the Community Partnerships for Healthy Mothers and Children (CPHMC) grant, ‘K-HIP’ the Kenosha Health Improvement Project coalition took the lead on coordinating the activities, which ultimately led to building a culture of health. This project sought to reduce the impact of chronic diseases in Kenosha, WI, through policy, system, and environmental strategies that improve access to healthy foods and beverages and that strengthen community and clinical linkages. Grocery stores developed promotional materials that encouraged healthy food choices. Farmers provided suggestions on ways to increase the foot traffic at long-standing community markets with decorative seasonal signage and offering evening hours. Representatives from physician offices, the Health Department, UW– Extension, Racine Kenosha Community Action—WIC, and the YMCA developed a non-pharmaceutical prescription pad “Eat. Move. Thrive” to improve the health of Kenosha residents.

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Date Added
December 5, 2017

Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency (2017) ‘K-HIP’ Kenosha Health Improvement Project. Available online: https://thewichub.sfo2.digitaloceanspaces.com/2017/12/RKCAA-Poster-FINAL.pdf