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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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IPHI Supports Stakeholder Engagement for the Balancing Incentives Program

The Illinois Public Health Institute is conducting stakeholder engagement to solicit feedback on impending changes to Illinois’ long-term services and support programs. The federal Balancing Incentives Program (BIP) incentivizes states to increase access to non-institutional long-term services and supports (LTSS) through a short-term increase in Federal Matching Assistance Percentage (FMAP). The BIP also provides new […]

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Annual County Health Rankings Released: Where Illinois Counties Do Well and Opportunities for Improvement

Woodford County ranks healthiest in Illinois and Alexander County is the least healthy county in the state, according to the fifth annual County Health Rankings, released last week by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.   How does your county stack up? Find out here. According to […]

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IL Senate Public Health Comm. Considers Merits of HEAL Act

Public Health Organizations Cite Urgent Need for Investments in Prevention & Medicaid Springfield, IL – March 19, 2014 -  Today the Illinois Senate Public Health Committee held a hearing on the Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL) Act [HB 5690/ SB 3524], a bill to fight the Illinois obesity epidemic and raise an estimated $600 million for prevention and health care in Illinois through […]

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IAPO Workgroup Spotlight: Local Food Systems/Access

The Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity’s (IAPO) Roadmap charts a course to ensure that obesity trends in Illinois are stable by 2015 and moving downward by 2018 through the promotion and adoption of nutrition and physical activity policy and environmental change interventions. IAPO convenes six workgroups to focus on the goals and objectives contained in the […]

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Register now to join an Illinois Framework Virtual Town Hall Conversation!

The Illinois Framework Stakeholder Engagement Project is kicking off the next Listening Tour with a series of Virtual Town Hall Conversations. These webinars will include a presentation on the Illinois Framework, as well as several interactive opportunities for discussion and feedback. Register today to participate in a Virtual Town Hall Conversation!  March 12, 9:30 – […]

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Bill to Fund Wellness through a Tax on Sugary Beverages to be Considered in Legislature

Today, members of the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity (IAPO) stood with Representative Robyn Gabel (D-18th District) and Senator Mattie Hunter (D- 3rd District) at a press conference to announce the introduction of a bill [HB 5690/ SB 3524] to fight the Illinois obesity epidemic and invest in Illinoisans’ health through a penny-per-ounce excise tax […]

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