Work in Proviso Township Wins State Recognition, Community Grant
This year, Proviso Partners for Health (PP4H) and the Loyola University Chicago School Based Health Center at Proviso East High School were named "Public Health Champions" by the Illinois Department for Public Health for demonstrating leadership, courage and commitment in their efforts to improve the community's health. For 17 years, the nutrition and behavioral health program at Proviso East has focused on treating the whole student and provided vital clinical and preventive care. The IDPH noted, "For 17 years, the School Based Health Center has been providing vital clinical and preventive care. Your multidisciplinary services in the area of nutrition and behavioral health demonstrates the importance you place on treating the whole student. By doing so, you are helping students succeed in and out of the classroom." PP4H's Proviso Giving Garden was also recently awarded a grant of $2,500 from Fairlife Milk in recognition of the important work being done in the community around healthy eating.