Our mission

The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) mobilizes stakeholders, catalyzes partnerships, and leads action to promote prevention and improve public health systems in order to maximize health, health equity and quality of life for the people of Illinois.

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Speakers confirmed: IAPO coalition webinar on March 20

Speakers confirmed: IAPO coalition webinar on March 20

Join this once-yearly webinar of the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity on Monday, March 20th at 1:00 – 3:00 PM. REGISTER HERE. On this webinar, you will get a chance to: – Hear and share updates on all the innovative and coordinated work happening across the state to advance the priorities in our State Action […]

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Register to listen: Webinar – Fitness Assessments in Illinois: Tools, Resources, and Information You Need

Join the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity, the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Public Health for a webinar: Fitness Assessments in Illinois: Tools, Resources, and Information You Need Tuesday, January 31st (3pm-4:30pm CST) Access the webinar recording here (registration required). Help spread the word! Download the promotional flyer here.   […]

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IPHI Joins the Chicago Gun Violence Research Collaborative

As City leaders lament the more than 4,000 gunshot victims this year–up more than 1,000 from last year–top academic and public health researchers in Chicago are joining together in a major collaboration designed to catalogue and share existing research, solicit community input, and develop and disseminate data that will help those on the front lines reduce and prevent gun violence and deaths in Chicago.

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IPHI 2016 Impact

As we head into our 20th year of connecting and activating stakeholders and sectors to improve health, IPHI is having more impact than ever. We’ve always known that better health depends on addressing the social and economic inequities facing our communities. That’s why we’ve been working with educators, hospitals, community organizations, payers, community development leaders, […]

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Cook County Board Passes Sweetened Beverage Tax

Cook County Board Passes Sweetened Beverage Tax Seen as Win-Win Source of Revenue for Cook County’s Fiscal and Physical Health Chicago, Ill – Nov. 10, 2016 The Cook County Board of Commissioners voted to approve a penny-per-ounce sweetened beverage tax to support public safety and public health. In a 9-8 vote, the County Board approved […]

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Recap: 9/28 IAPO coalition meeting in Normal, IL

On Wednesday, Sept. 28th IAPO coalition members gathered at the Illinois State University Alumni Center in Normal, IL for the IAPO’s annual in-person coalition meeting. Participants heard from a panel of speakers on national and state trends in obesity prevention policy and funding, honored the 2016 IAPO Health Champions, kicked off the fall HEAL Proposal […]

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