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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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Rethink Your Drink sweepstakes winner announced!

The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI), which administers the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity (IAPO), hosted a Rethink Your Drink video and photo sweepstakes to illustrate for Illinois residents that it is easy to make low-sugar beverages — and delicious too!  The winner of the sweepstakes, selected at random from the eligible entries, was Jennifer […]

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HEAL Act reintroduced, makes a splash

In February, Senator Mattie Hunter (D- 3rd District) and Representative Robyn Gabel (D- 18th District) reintroduced the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Act [SB 1584 and HB 2667], which would provide tools and resources for Illinois families to live healthier lives by generating more than $600 million dollars a year for investment in communities across the state through a small tax […]

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Healthy Eating Active Living Act Reintroduced in Illinois – Bill Estimated to Raise More Than $600 Million for Health, Wellness in State

Healthy Eating Active Living Act Reintroduced in Illinois – Bill Estimated to Raise More Than $600 Million for Health, Wellness in State

Springfield, Ill – Feb. 19, 2015 – Today Sen. Mattie Hunter (D- 3rd District) and Rep. Robyn Gabel (D- 18th District) introduced the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Act [SB 1584 and HB 2667], to provide tools and resources for Illinois families to live healthier lives. The bill is expected to generate more than $600 […]

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Advancing the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity’s State Action Roadmap

Advancing the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity’s State Action Roadmap

2015 is the second year that IAPO will pursue a legislative agenda in Springfield. IAPO’s workgroups, Steering Committee and Leadership Council work together to determine legislative and administrative advocacy priorities to help advance the State Obesity Action Roadmap. IAPO’s 2015 Legislative & Administrative Priorities The Healthy Eating Active Living Act: The Healthy Eating + Active […]

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Call for Stakeholder Feedback on Draft Home and Community-based Services Transition Plan – Regional Public Listening Forums

 On January 16, 2014 the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) delivered new   regulations and requirements for Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS). In order to be compliant, Illinois was called to develop and submit a Statewide Transition Plan. On January 23rd, 2015, the state released its Draft Statewide Transition Plan for Compliance […]

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New Rethink Your Drink and HEAL Act Materials!

New Rethink Your Drink and HEAL Act Materials!

In 2014, the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity (IAPO) launched the Rethink Your Drink educational campaign to educate Illinoisans on the harmful effects of consuming sugar-sweetened beverages and healthier beverage options. IAPO has now released updated Rethink Your Drink materials for 2015. Check these out!   Help spread the word with the Rethink Your Drink poster, […]

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