CATCH onto Health!

Southern 7's CATCH on to Health! program is part of the Illinois CATCH on to Health Consortium.  This consortium is a collaborative partnership with SIU Center for Rural Health and Social Service Development, Southern Illinois Healthcare, Egyptian Health Department and Southern Seven Health Department. 

kids playing soccer for Catch onto Health

The Illinois CATCH on to Health! Consortium (ICHC) promotes health and physical activity in schools to prevent and reduce childhood obesity in Pre-K through 8th grade.  All schools that implement CATCH will complete CDC’s School Health Index, a health-focused assessment of the school. 

The Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) program has demonstrated positive outcomes regarding the improvement of students’ academic performance as well as behavioral and physiological factors.

Southern 7 Health Department Volunteer reading to children in classroom

Healthy Schools, Healthy Students

The CDC has a Healthy Schools website which provides a host of information and tools for teachers, parents, and students on school nutrition, physical activity, obesity prevention, management of chronic diseases in schools, and more! Click on the image below to be redirected to their site. 

Resources

For More Info

Natalie Sawyer,
Health Education Director
Email: nsawyer@s7hd.org
Phone 1: (618) 734-4167
Phone 2: (618) 634-2297, ext. 9136

​Clarissa Shepherd,
Health Educator, Massac Co.
Email: cshepherd@s7hd.org
Phone: (618) 524-2212, ext. 110

Amber Toler,
Health Educator, Union Co. 
Email: atoler@s7hd.org
Phone: (618) 833-8561, ext. 112

Cheryl Alvey,
Health Educator, Johnson Co. 
Phone: (618) 658-5011
Email: calvey@s7hd.org
Sara Chapman,
Health Educator, Union Co. 
Phone: ​(618) 833-8561, ext. 107
Email: ssullivan@s7hd.org

Brittany Matthews,
Health Educator, Pulaski Co. 
Email: bmatthews@s7hd.org
Phone: (618) 634-9405 ext. 9149

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Locations

Alexander
County

Hardin
County

Johnson
County
Massac
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Pope
County
Pulaski
County
Union
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