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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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Healthy Food Incentives Fund Signed Into Law

The Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity-supported Healthy Local Foods Incentive Fund bill was signed into law (Public Act 100-0636) by Governor Rauner on July 27, 2018. Subject to appropriation, this law makes permanent a program that would increase low-income Illinoisans’ access to healthy food by doubling the value of their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) […]

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Upcoming Illinois Accreditation Peer Network Webinars

IPHI facilitates the Illinois Accreditation Peer Network (IAPN), a network of local health departments hosting quarterly web meetings with brief peer-to-peer presentations on how to approach topics related to accreditation requirements. The quarterly webinars are open to any Illinois health department interested in sharing and learning. Register: IAPN Webinar on PHAB Reaccreditation August 16, 2:00-3:30 pm […]

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Upcoming All In: Data for Community Health Webinars

IPHI co-leads Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH), a national initiative that aims to improve the capacity of communities to form collaborations that share data across sectors to improve health. DASH is a partner of the All In: Data for Community Health learning network, which is hosting two upcoming webinars. Empowering Cross-sector Data Sharing to Improve Health […]

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Work for Health Newsletters Now Available

For the past 4 years, the Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) has been providing support to local health departments and their partners in promoting worksite wellness across northern Illinois as part of the Chronic Disease and School Health (CDASH) grant from the Illinois Department of Public Health. In addition to technical assistance and webinars on […]

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Advancing Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Programs: Third-Party Organization Concept Paper Released

As part of the on-going Bridging to Preventive Care Project, the Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) and the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity (IAPO), in partnership with the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors and Leavitt Partners, LLC., are pleased to release a new concept paper: “Advancing Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Programs: Building a […]

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Register to listen: Webinar – The Role of Physical Education in Enhancing Adolescent Mental Health

In recognition of National Sports and Fitness Month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health’s Region 5 Adolescent Health Network, in partnership with IAPO, presented a webinar on the impact of physical education (P.E.)/physical activity on adolescent mental health and well-being. Dr. John Ratey, Harvard Medical School, […]

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