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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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Position Available – Program Assistant for Special Projects

The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) is seeking an energetic and well-organized team member to join our team to support ongoing and special projects primarily in the Center for Community Capacity Development. Current initiatives include the Health Impact Collaborative of Cook County, a partnership of 20+ hospitals, 6 health departments and community stakeholders in Chicago […]

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Position Available – Administrative Assistant/ Office Manager Opportunity

The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) is seeking an energetic and well-organized team member to join our administrative team as an administrative assistant/office manager. This position reports and is accountable to the CEO. Full-time, 37.5 hours per week. Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications and related experience, competitive benefits Starting Date: Immediate Location: The position is located […]

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Chicago Tribune Features IPHI and South Side Healthy Living

On Sunday August 9, Mary Schmich of the Chicago Tribune wrote a column featuring a number of healthy eating and active living initiatives that typify the types of place-based efforts that help people in communities be healthier.  Schmich, Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) CEO, Elissa Bassler, Active Transportation Alliance and Slow Roll Chicago toured Englewood, West Englewood […]

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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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