OCEAN-HP has 3 major programs by which it provides services to the Chicago community.
Community School Based Health and Wellness Centers
As part of the Mile Square UI Health system, our school located community health centers are similar to a medical office located inside or in close proximity to a school. The health center staff provide a full range of physical, health education, and behavioral health and wellness services to students so they can avoid health-related absences and achieve greater academic success. School health centers may also provide a wide array of wellness and integrated healthcare services to families, community residents and school staff. Our school health center staff includes licensed, registered and/or certified health professionals who are trained and experienced in community and school health and who have knowledge of health promotion and illness prevention strategies for children, adolescents and adults.
Chicago Partnership for Health Promotion (CPHP)
The CPHP nutrition education team provides services through a wide network of community based organizations with interventions designed to improve nutrition and reduce health disparities for individuals with nutrition associated diseases. CPHP provides high quality culturally tailored nutrition education in more than 300 venues reaching every region of Chicago. It is funded by the USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed), foundation grants and contracts.
UIC Healthy Start
Healthy Start is part of a national effort to improve birth outcomes, reduce infant mortality (any death of a baby before age 1) and improve the health and wellness of families, mind, body and spirit! UIC Healthy Start’s mission is to help, support, serve and improve the health of women, men and families living in Englewood, South Shore and Auburn Gresham.