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Make your community a Healthy HotSpot!

From the Cook County Department of Public Health and Active Transportation Alliance: 

What is Healthy HotSpot?

Healthy HotSpot is an initiative aiming to make suburban Cook County healthier one spot at a time through partnerships for healthy living.

As part of the Healthy HotSpot initiative, the Cook County Department of Public Health and Active Transportation Alliance are teaming up to provide technical assistance to  suburban Cook County communities through adoption of Complete Streets approaches and active transportation plans.

Participating communities will learn how to design, build and maintain streets that promote walking, biking and public transportation as a way to build more physical activity into peoples’ daily lives.

This project is made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through the Healthy HotSpot initiative led by the Cook County Department of Public Health. For more information, visit and see below for a full listing of the priority communities.1.Blue Island 2.Burbank 3.Calumet City 4.Calumet Park 5.Chicago Heights 6.Cicero 7.Countryside 8.Dixmoor 9.Dolton 10.Ford Heights 11.Franklin Park 12.Hanover Park 13.Harvey 14.Hazel Crest 15.Hickory Hills 16.Hogdkins17.Markham 18.Maywood 19.Melrose Park 20.Midlothian 21.Northlake 22.Park Forest 23.Phoenix 24.Posen 25.Prospect Heights 26.Richton Park 27.Riverdale 28.Robbins 29.Sauk Village 30.Steger 31.Stone Park 32.Summit 33.Wheeling

Complete Streets Technical Assistance Program

The Complete Streets Technical Assistance Program will award technical assistance grants to eight municipalities within suburban Cook County to develop and implement a Complete Streets approach to roadway design, construction and maintenance.

Active Transportation Alliance will assist communities in formulating, editing and solidifying successful Complete Streets protocols and guidelines. Communities will enjoy a rewarding experience for participants and an implementable model for creating Complete Streets for the community.

Note: All suburban Cook County municipalities are eligible and encouraged to apply, though priority will be given to the above listed 33 Healthy HotSpot communities.

To apply: Applications for the Complete Streets Technical Assistance Program are now available and are due Thursday, June 25th at 5PM.

Please complete the online application directly by accessing the link shown below. Alternately, you may complete either the downloadable pdf form or word document and return to Kasey Holloway via email at You must also submit a letter or resolution of support from your Mayor, Village President, City Council or Village Board and can email it to Kasey Holloway at or mailing it to Active Transportation Alliance, Att: Kasey Holloway, 9 W. Hubbard St, Suite 402, Chicago, IL 60654.

To access the online survey, click here.

To download a pdf version, click here.

To download a Word doc, click here.

More information is here.

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