Mission and Vision
The mission of Healthy West Chicago is to increase healthy eating and physical activity in order to make West Chicago one of the healthiest communities in the region. Through engaging events, educational offerings and policy efforts, we aim to make the healthy choice, the easy choice.
Healthy West Chicago is both a partnership and an ideal. It is the belief that every single person has the ability to improve their own health. It is the desire to help all residents make healthy choices for themselves and their children.
As a partnership, Healthy West Chicago is a ground-breaking collaboration among community organizations committed to improving the health of West Chicagoans. Our Action Plan is based on extensive community input and guidance from technical experts. The Action Plan will guide our work for the next 5-10 years.
Healthy West Chicago is currently funded with generous support from Northwestern Medicine, the City of West Chicago and WeGo Together for Kids through their partnership with the United Way of DuPage/West Cook and Metropolitan Family Services. Healthy West Chicago’s fiscal agent is People Made Visible, a West Chicago 501(c)(3) whose mission is to foster community through dynamic cultural and social programming.