CATCH (Coordinated Approach To Child Health)
CATCH (Coordinated Approach To Child Health)is an evidence-based coordinated school health program designed to promote physical activity and healthy food choices for school-aged children.
By teaching children that eating healthy and being physically active every day can be FUN, the CATCH Program has proven that establishing healthy habits in childhood can promote behavior changes that can last a lifetime.
We are proud to be working with the following CATCH schools by providing them equipment, curriculum and ongoing support:
Carroll Catholic Elementary School
Chester East-Lincoln Elementary School
Christian Child Care
Community Action Head Start
Emden Elementary School
Lincoln Junior High School
Mt. Pulaski Elementary School
Mt. Pulaski Zion School
West Lincoln - Broadwell
Zion Lutheran Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln Legacy Trail
The Collaborative recognizes that safe and active transportation and activity opportunities are critical to a healthy community. We continue to work toward creating trails for non-motorized trails in Logan County. The ALMH Wellness Trail located on the campus of Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital is a gift to the community from the ALMH Foundation and serves as an example and future destination for a county-wide trail system.
The Abraham Lincoln Legacy Trail has worked with local government to help establish written trail plans, install bike trail signage and will continue to assist in obtaining grant dollars to make trail plans a reality.
Substance Use Prevention Coalition
We work together as a community to address substance use in Logan County using the 4 pillar approach that addresses prevention, harm reduction, enforcement and treatment. This county-wide coalition provide direction and action to best leverage our community resources, identify the highest areas of need and impactful interventions that will decrease substance use, overdose and death.
Acknowledging the clear evidence that breastfeeding is best for all babies, a committee of the Collaborative promotes breastfeeding as the norm for all babies in Logan County. The benefits of breastfeeding extend beyond nutrition. Breastfeeding protects babies from illness, promotes family bonds, lowers health risks for mothers and provides economic and societal benefits through lowering healthcare costs.
Lincoln 27 & Beyond
Lincoln Elementary School District 27 serves over 360,000 meals annually to over 1200 students. Like most industrial kitchens across America, they were serving primarily frozen, processed food. As we continue to support our partnering CATCH schools to create healthy school environments, we have partnered with LESD27 to provide a healthy school environment in Logan County. With grant funding from the ALMH Foundation, LESD27 is working with Beyond Green: Sustainable Food Partners to move all district cafeterias to from-scratch cooking using fresh and local foods by the end of the 2019-2020 school year. It is a cost neutral program, meaning that it doesn’t cost the school more to operate the program because the time and money is found within the existing system. Everyone is engaged in the evolution of the kitchen as it becomes a nutrition program that provides nutrient-dense and delicious meals that set up their palates for a lifetime of craving healthy foods.