Case Study: Community Plan For Diabetes

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Bensenville, IL – Community Plan against Diabetes
A significant rise in the diabetes has been observed in the state of Illinois over the past twenty years. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), diagnosed diabetes among adults aged 18 or older in 1994 in IL had been between 4.5% - 5.9%, in 2010 that number jumped to 7.5%-8.9% (CDC Division of Diabetes Translation, 2011). Diabetes has many potential complications that include heart disease, stroke, hypertension, eye problems, and amputations (National Institutes of Health, 2011). Obesity and physical inactivity can lead to diabetes (American Heart Association, n.d.). In order to become a healthier community and not part of the state statistics for increase diabetes the focus …show more content…

Board of Trustees
Morris Bartlett – has extensive experience in financial services and will be a key player in budget planning for this community action plan.
Robert Jarecki – has experience in public management and will be a key player in managing “human” resources.
Martin O’Connell, III – is an experienced manager and will be a key player in motivating the community to move the project forward.
Oronzo Peconio – is an experienced business owner and will be a key player in making the organic farm project a successful one.
JoEllen Ridder – as an organizer for family-focused cultural programing and being involved in programs that enhance the quality of life for citizens of all ages she will be an important link between the families and city officials.
Henry Wesseler – will bring expertise and experience as a past president and a business professional (Village of Besenvile Government, 2013).
Board of Education
Dave Shimanek, President
Mary Riviera, Vice President
Dave Sbertoli, …show more content…

This will involve some of the key city officials because they will have to create a comprehensive plan and budget for the program. Another long-term plan will involve creating a local organic farm in a central location where the land is underutilized or presents a challenge to the local developers. This would include an area on Church road zoned for residential use that currently has a small corn farm. Also, taking a cue from the action plan in Detroit, Michigan some of the abandoned homes or business will be torn down in favor of creating smaller organic farms that the local residents would be responsible for maintaining (Jackson, 2011). Fenton High School has some undeveloped land that will be turned into an organic farm where the students could maintain it and use it as an educational tool along with one of the student parking lots that could be used for the same purpose. All students can park a block away at the Water Park District as most of them do during the school year and walk which would give them another few minutes of physical activity. Creating more divisions with sidewalks would be part of the long-term project however not the most important

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