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.
K-HIP recently completed a pilot study with local health care providers to incorporate the Eat. Move. Thrive. non-pharmaceutical prescription pad into positive behavior change through healthy eating, physical activity and mental wellness activities. These innovative prescriptions will engage patients in improving their health and the health of their families.
• 22nd Avenue Acupuncture
• Dr. Junith M. Thompson, MD SC
• Aurora Pediatrics- Dr. Diane Gerlach,
• Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
• ELCA Outreach Center
• Durrani Family Medicine
• Family Pediatrics, Dr. Tahir
• Harborside Commons Senior Apartments
• Hope Council
• Kenosha County Division of Health
• KCDOH- Home Visiting Program
• Kenosha Community Health Center
• Kenosha Family Practice-
• KUSD-Kenosha Unified School District
• Oakwood Clinical Associates
• Partners in Health
• Dr. Rodrigo Mata III, MD
• PSN- Prevention Services Network
• RKCAA- Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency:
• Holistic Center for Children and Families
• Trinity Lutheran Church
• UHSI- United Hospital System