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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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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Releases Survey – 6/29

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Invites You to Participate in a Survey to Advance Community-Based Information Sharing Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) is a new national initiative supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to foster multi-sector collaborations sharing data and information to improve the health of their communities. One of DASH’s first activities is […]

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Poll Finds Nearly 2/3 of Illinoisans Support Raising Revenue for Community Prevention & Medicaid through a Sugary Drink Tax

(CHICAGO) A new public opinion poll released today shows that 65 percent of Illinois voters support a proposal to raise funding for Medicaid and community health programs that prevent heart disease, diabetes and obesity through a penny per ounce tax on sugary drinks. At a time when the Illinois General Assembly and Governor are looking for […]

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IAPO Healthy Vending Initiatives Webinar – 5/4/15

Hosted by the IAPO Nutrition in Communities and Institutional Settings workgroup, this webinar helped participants learn more about how to implement healthy vending initiatives in municipalities, park districts, hospitals, worksites, and other institutions. The webinar featured information about two Illinois healthy vending success stories (in Chicago and DuPage County) and provided “how-to” information on a variety […]

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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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