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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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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Bridging to Preventive Care Forum, Oct. 7, 2016

The Bridging to Preventive Care Project is an initiative to ensure that Medicaid clients have access to community-based chronic disease prevention and management programs as part of their health plans. In collaboration with the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, the Illinois Public Health Institute, Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity, Illinois Department of Public […]

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Join us for the 9/28 IAPO coalition meeting in Normal, IL!

REGISTER HERE to join the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity at its annual in-person coalition meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 28th, 2016 (10:00 AM – 2:30 PM CST) at the Illinois State University Alumni Center (101 North Main Street, Room 118 ) in Normal, IL. This once-yearly in-person meeting will include opportunities to: HEAR from policy […]

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Public health win! Public & parents can now see how much P.E. Illinois children are getting

Public health win! Public & parents can now see how much P.E. Illinois children are getting

As a result of continuous advocacy by health promotion and disease prevention groups like the Illinois Public Health Institute, Healthy Schools Campaign and others, and following a recommendation of the Enhanced Physical Education Task Force (EPETF), all Illinois public schools are now required to report the average number of days of physical education (P.E.) they […]

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2015 Success Launches New Strategic Plan

Read the Illinois Public Health Institute’s new report to see highlights of our work in the past year that reflect how we are successfully finding ways to improve health systems in Illinois and how we will expand upon what we’ve achieved to make an even greater impact in 2016.

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