Welcome to Activate Elgin

Our Mission

Activate Elgin is a city-wide initiative to engage all sectors of the community to work in harmony providing all residents with opportunities to improve their health, well-being and overall quality of life.

Our Goal


Providing opportunities for physical activity for all

Encouraging healthy eating through culturally-sensitive programs and education

Reducing obesity and related heath conditions in our community

Supporting/partnering with other organizations with similar goals to improve well-being

Using every opportunity to make the healthy choice the easy choice

Advocating for policy changes that support the development of healthy lifestyles

Developing measurement tools and collect data to track health impact

Encouraging options for healthy eating and physical fitness in all work places

Our History

Activate Elgin began in 2006. We¬†partner with community groups in a wide variety of health promotions and activities including the creation of educational health materials, wellness projects within Elgin schools, Healthy Kid’s Day, and Walk with the Mayor. Another initiative we undertook was to provide support for 35 mini-grants to various community organizations and businesses to help create programs and services to make Elgin a healthier community.

Our signature event is March into Health, a month-long offering of events, activities and educational sessions put on by our partner organizations Рall focused on helping our local residents adopt healthier lifestyles. Download the 2015 brochure highlighting all our offerings. March into Health 2015