The gitm Team works with health departments, municipalities, community partners and others to help develop coordinated planning, allocation of resources and actionable steps for implementation and research as they relate to food access, environmental health, mental health and other social health determinants.
community benefit plans
The gitm Team’s mission is in providing leadership in organizing community wide efforts that enhance community health. The gitm Team does so by building Community Benefit Plans. A Community Benefit Plan is based on results from multiple assessments of community health needs. This includes working with the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIP), and Performance Management Plans then developing action steps and collaborations with community partners to move plans into viable community benefits.
The gitm Team will educate and engage cross sector individuals, businesses and organizations in providing community benefits to meet the needs of critical issues, such as food access, environmental health, mental health and other social health determinants.
For more information on how we can help your organization, contact us.
Tazewell county health department Community Benefit Plan - Tazewell County Solid Waste Recovery Plan
gitm Foundation is partnering with the Tazewell County Health Department (TCHD) and local organizations to deliver innovative, effective and efficient waste recovery efforts including fruit/vegetable recovery, gleaning, recycling and composting. Stay tuned for updates on these exciting green goals. Way to go TCHD for being a leader in our region in improving our environment and population health!
What We've achieved
- Held at-will Urban Farmer's Market for 3 years.
- Implemented 2 large community gardens.
- Serve on the HEAL (Healthy Eating Active Living) Team.
- Serve on the Community Foundation of Central Illinois food insecurity sub-committee.
- Established schoolyard habitats
- Included in GPEDC CEDS document.
- Serve on the MAPP Steering Committee
- Since February 2017, distributed over 33,000 pounds of produce and fresh bread to food pantries
- Implemented the Greater Peoria Area's first online Food Matching System for food pantries.
- Conduct research with Bradley University on food insecurity.
- Implement Greater Peoria Area's first Urban Agriculture Program.
- Implemented Mobile Fresh Food Van, designed to bring fresh produce to food desert areas. From 2015-2017, over 25,000 people were served.
- Backbone organization of the Regional Fresh Food Council
- Commentary published May 2018 - JAFSCD Voices from the Grassroots Brief Six Critical Solutions to Fix Peoria’s Community Emergency Food Assistance System