OMNI provides prevention services to the community. Our efforts focus on education, awareness and policy development that promotes and supports the prevention of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs used by youth as well as teen pregnancy.
Teen Pregnancy Prevention
In 2015 OMNI was awarded a federal grant by the Illinois Department of Human Services and Office of Adolescent Health to reduce teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections in the community of Wheeling. With this funding and in partnership with over 20 local organizations, we provide evidence-based educational programming, community outreach, and resources to youth and families.
Human Performance Project
OMNI’s Illinois Human Performance Project is built around the internationally recognized program Life of an Athlete, founded by John Underwood, a 30-year human performance researcher and Olympic trainer. Partnering with the Veteran Navy SEALS of Applied Performance Sciences, the program’s message of healthy choices and positive leadership empowers teens to hold one another accountable to decisions that lead to optimal performance, health and wellbeing.
John’s research on sleep, nutrition, substance use, mood, mindset and recovery illustrates how these factors impact individual and group performance. Utilizing leadership skills such as communication, debriefing, conflict management and strategic planning gives students hands-on, practical application knowledge of how to lead their peers to make healthy choices for the betterment of themselves, their school and their community.
HPP IL targets all students, not just athletes. Living your best lifestyle pertains to academics, athletics, extra-curricular and any other type of performance. OMNI continues its mission to help youth build skills for life.
Visit the HPP IL website for more information.
For more information regarding OMNI’s Prevention Programs, please contact Margaret Polovchak at (847) 353-1536 or firstname.lastname@example.org