OMNI Prevention promotes healthy behaviors through a variety of science, evidence-based and collaborative approaches, including education, awareness, and policy initiatives to strengthen and build communities that proactively support health and well-being of all.
OMNI’s Prevention Programs Include:
Illinois Human Performance Project
OMNI’s Illinois Human Performance Project is built around the internationally recognized program Life of an Athlete, based on science from 30-years of human performance research with professional athletes, special armed forces, and Olympians. 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 for decisions that lead to optimal performance, health and wellbeing.
Research on sleep, nutrition, substance use, mood, mindset, and recovery illustrate how these factors impact individual and group performance. Utilizing leadership skills such as communication, debriefing, conflict management and strategic planning students gain hands-on, practical application knowledge in leading their peers to make healthy choices for the betterment of self, school, and community. Illinois HPP targets all students, not just athletes. Living your best lifestyle pertains to academics, athletics, extra-curricular activities, and any other type of performance. OMNI continues its mission to help youth build skills for life! Visit the Illinois HPP website for more information.
Community Advisory Group
Staff work to reduce teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections by helping youth access health care, and aid the development of skills they need to foster healthy relationships and navigate challenging adolescent years. In partnership with over 20 local organizations, we provide evidence-based educational programming, community outreach, and resources to youth and families.
Statewide Opioid Response program for Athletes, Parents of Athletes and Coaches
The ILHPP Prescription Playbook is an education and awareness campaign designed to educate parents, coaches, athletic trainers, and mentors of adolescent athletes on the safe use, safe storage, and safe disposal of prescription medications and opioids. Adolescent athletes are at a higher risk of potentially misusing prescription pain medications than their non-athlete peers, due to the high risk of potential injury within athletics. As parents, coaches, athletic trainers, educators, and mentors of adolescent athletes, it is our responsibility to team up to educate and help guide them to make healthy decisions and ultimately reach their full potential! Visit us at https://ilhpp.org/prescription-playbook/ to learn more, or reach out to us at email@example.com
Substance Use Prevention
OMNI, along with our 200+ school and community partners, offers many programs to support a young persons decision to live substance free, including school based education and communication campaigns, and a wide range of leadership development and volunteer opportunities.
PreVenture Predictive Analytics (fee for service)
PreVenture is an evidence-based program that uses personality targeted interventions to promote mental health and delay substance use among teens. A strength-based program designed to help youth learn useful, healthy coping skills, set long term goals and channel their unique personality towards achieving them. To learn more visit: preventure.us
Community Partnerships include:
OMNI believes in the value and necessity of partnering with other community organizations and groups to build communities that support the health and wellbeing of all. These groups include:
For more information regarding OMNI’s Prevention Programs, please contact Margaret Polovchak at (847) 353-1536 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The majority of OMNI’s prevention programs are available to schools and students at no cost to participants.
Prevention programming is provided through grant(s) from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) DFC Support Program, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery through a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration. The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the ONDCP, HHS, CDC, IDHS or SAMHSA.