PEORIA - Local agencies are teaming up to make healthy living easy.
More than a dozen organizations from Peoria and Tazewell County shared ideas, aiming to reduce chronic illness and promote healthier lifestyles at home and in the workplace.
The initiative is led by Quality Quest for Health of Illinois and it tackled issues like healthy eating and living tobacco free.
Chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer are the leading causes of death in Peoria and Tazewell County. They say if living healthy was easier, more people would do it.
'It's helping to make sure that we have options that are available. Helping to educate people on what they can do to improve their health and their families health and the health of the community," said Bonnie Paris with Quality Quest for Health of Illinois.
The agencies will share their ideas with local residents and businesses. The program is made possible by a $2.4 million dollar grant from the CDC.