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The Illinois Public Health Institute works through partnerships to promote prevention and improve public health systems that maximize health and quality of life for the people of Illinois.

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HACN Quarterly Call: Coalition Fundraising – May 2015

Each quarter, the Healthy & Active Community Network (HACN) convenes a call on a subject of interest for local coalitions. The topic of this quarterly call was coalition fundraising. Funding is an issue of critical importance to coalitions: How to get it, how to sustain it, how to be effective with fundraising efforts, how to […]

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IPHI and MPHI to Serve as National Coordinating Office for Data Across Sectors for Health

The Illinois Public Health Institute, in partnership with the Michigan Public Health Institute, was recently selected by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to serve as the National Coordinating Office (NCO) for a new initiative to foster multi-sector information systems to improve community health. Connections among public health, health care, human services and other sectors […]

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Job opening: Healthy Lifestyles & Obesity Prevention Program Specialist

Job opening: Healthy Lifestyles & Obesity Prevention Program Specialist

This job opening is now closed. The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) is seeking an energetic and well-organized team member to provide support and leadership for various activities of the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity and to launch a healthy lifestyles technical assistance program focused on worksites and schools. IPHI convenes and supports the Illinois Alliance […]

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IPHI seeking Program Assistant new national program

This job opening is now closed. The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) is seeking an energetic and well-organized team member to provide high-level planning, administration and operations support for a new national program. IPHI operates the national coordinating office (NCO) of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation initiative to better connect health and healthcare systems. Data […]

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New Report & Resources: Success Strategies for Local Food Procurement

New Report & Resources: Success Strategies for Local Food Procurement

New resource highlights how local foods facilitate community health, unique educational opportunities, and stronger local economies Communities across the country are creating innovative and effective ways to build procurement of locally produced foods by schools, hospitals, food banks, and other institutions.  To assist communities in enhancing the health and economic impacts of local food procurement […]

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May 5th webinar on healthy vending initiatives in Illinois – Register here!

The Nutrition in Communities and Institutional Settings workgroup is hosting a Healthy Vending webinar for May 5th from 1pm-2:30pm.  This webinar will help participants learn more about how to implement healthy vending initiatives in municipalities, park districts, hospitals, worksites, and other institutions. The webinar will feature information about two Illinois healthy vending success stories (in Chicago […]

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