Community Wellness Task Force

Accomplishments of the Community Wellness Task Force include: establishing Dr. Mark Reinecke of Northwestern University as a consultant to the task force, creating a Crisis Communications Hub for local police departments, mobilizing area pediatricians to include risk assessments as part of yearly physicals for all adolescents, training high school health teachers by Dr. Karen Swartz in the Adolescent Depression Awareness Program, training high school faculty on the signs and symptoms of depression, reinstating the Peer Training Program at CROYA, adding a Panic Link on LEAD’s website, hosting a middle school summit sponsored by LEAD and NWLFH, reviewing and revising health curriculum at area public schools, and assembling a group of local mental health providers to review mental health assessments and treatments.