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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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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Position Available – Program Assistant – CPPI

The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) is seeking a customer-focused,energetic and well-organized individual to join our team to support ongoing programs in the Center for Policy and Partnership Initiatives (CPPI) and supporting overall administrative projects and special initiatives.  This position reports to the program manager in the Center for Policy and Partnership Initiatives; activities that […]

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DASH Awards Ten Communities to Improve Health through Multi-Sector Data Sharing

Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) has awarded ten grants, totaling $2 million, to support projects that improve health through multi-sector data sharing collaborations. DASH is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Illinois Public Health Institute, in partnership with the Michigan Public Health Institute, serves as the National Program Office for DASH and will assist grantees as they develop, implement and evaluate their funded projects.

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Upcoming webinar – Pump Up P.E.: Ways to Effectively Engage Parents

Upcoming webinar – Pump Up P.E.: Ways to Effectively Engage Parents

Join a webinar on Monday, January 25, 2016 from 12:30pm-2pm on how physical educators can better engage parents as champions of physical education and school health. Hosted by the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity’s workgroup on Childhood Nutrition & Physical Activity in Educational Settings, this webinar will feature physical educators, school leaders, physicians, and a […]

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Webinar: Supporting Individuals with Dementia in Illinois

Participants will learn about available data, a set of basic core competencies identified for those who work directly with individuals who have dementia and their care partners, and Illinois Alzheimer’s Disease State Plan priority recommendations which can be implemented in communities to address cognitive health or impairment, including Alzheimer’s disease, and support the needs of […]

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