Established in 2002, the Chicago Partnership for Health Promotion (CPHP) mission is to provide high quality nutrition education, health promotion and disease prevention services though partnerships, directed at eligible families in Chicago. The CPHP nutrition education team provides services through a wide netowrk of community based organizations with interventions designed to improve nutrition and reduce health disparities for individuals with nutrition associated diseases. CPHP provides high quality, age, gender, and culturally tailored nutrition education in more than 300 venues reaching every region of Chicago.
CPHP's goal is to bring healthy lifestyle messages into communities where Chicagoans live, work, eat and play. CPHP staff encourages Chicago families to make healthier food choices, learn to prepare and consume healthier foods everyday and be more physically active. CPHP provides nutrition education through a team of Nutrition educators, drawing on the unique strengths of both academic professionals (often registered dietitians) and paraprofessional community peer educators.
Individuals and families whose income are at or are below 185% of poverty or eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formally Food Stamps, a.k.a. Illinois LINK) including students attending schools with greater than 50% participation in the federal free or reduced price lunch programs (~92% of Chicago Public Schools) who reside within Chicagoland. CPHP focuses programming in Chicago neighborhoods and at venues with a high proportion of eligible participants and develops services for all age groups.
Do you have or know of a group, school or community organization that would be interested in having CPHP come to provide high quality nutrition education? Click here to download, complete and return the CPHP Nutrition Services Interest Form.
CPHP Nutrition Campaigns actively engage individuals in schools, parks, community clinics, and other locations throughout Chicagoland. Click here to view all the campaigns CPHP is currently providing. To get services scheduled at your school, community or public health site click here to download our Nutrition Service Interest form, complete it and fax or email it back today!
Program Director: Anastasia P. McGee, RD, LDN
Associate Director, Community Nutrition
Program Coordinator: Daylan Dufelmeier
Partners - Non-Profit and Community
• Healthy Schools Campaign
• Greater Chicago Food
Depository: Food Pantries,
• Illinois Coalition of School
• Logan Square
• Communities in Schools
• Faith based organizations
• Beauty & Barber Shops
• Senior Centers
Past and Present Investors
US Department of Agriculture/Illinois Department of Human Services (USDA)
CPHP is supported by a matching grant from the USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (formerly Food Stamps) through a grant to the Illiinois Department of Human Services. IDHS contracts with UIC for program delivery, monitering and evaluation.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois/Health Care Service Corporation
Provides funding to support the OrganWiseGuys Wellness Educational Outreach Program (OWG) provided to Chicago Public Schools.
For more information and to request nutrition education services Click Here
The CPHP staff are looking forward to working with you soon!