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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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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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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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