Kenosha Health Improvement Project
K-HIP, the Kenosha Healthy Improvement Project is taking the lead on making healthy living easier in Kenosha through health promotion and chronic disease prevention strategies. The initiative is focusing on Policy, System and Environmental (PSE) strategies to improve access to healthy foods and strengthen community and clinical linkages.
The K-HIP coalition consists of healthcare providers, grocery stores, farmer markets, and local community members and organizations. Our three primary focus areas include:
- Encouraging healthy food choices at grocery stores through enhanced food promotions.
- Increasing the number of farmer’s markets that accept SNAP and WIC Farmer Market Nutrition Program checks and increasing utilization at the local farmer markets.
- Developing and marketing Eat.Move.Thrive, a “non-pharmaceutical” prescription pad for providers to “write a prescription” for health improvement activities.
Together we can build a culture of health in our community. If you would like to get involved, please contact RKCAA at 262-657-0840.
Initial K-HIP funding was provided through a Community Partnership for Healthy Mothers and Children National WIC Association and U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) grant.