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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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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: September 2014 All-IAPO Conference

CALLING ALL IAPO PARTNERS: ALL-IAPO CONFERENCE, SEPTEMBER 17-18TH, 2014 BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL, ILLINOIS Registration is free. A limited number of travel scholarships are available. This fall, partners from across the state will come together to celebrate our progress and provide input into our strategic direction as the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity (IAPO) celebrates its 4th anniversary. Celebrate coalition […]

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Illinois Framework Stakeholder Engagement Project Renewed

Stakeholder engagement is a central component of the Illinois Framework’s approach to change management, and the Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) has been the Framework’s primary partner for facilitating public participation since 2011. Thus far, more than 2,000 stakeholders have contributed ideas and learned about the State’s plan for increasing data sharing across Illinois’ healthcare […]

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Save the Date: All-IAPO Conference, Sept 17-18

Join us this fall for the 2nd all-IAPO conference:  September 17th  - Pre-conference sessions hosted by We Choose Health/Active Transportation Alliance and the YMCA Healthier Communities Initiative  - Evening reception for IAPO partners September 18th Conference – Celebrate coalition successes – Discuss strategic directions for the IAPO Roadmap  - Connect & network with IAPO partners working […]

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IPHI releases Local Policy Database Scan final report

The National Networks of Public Health Institutes, through its Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Community Health, contracted with partner agencies to document the landscape of local policy databases that support healthy communities and recommend options for the potential development of a future national database. In partnership with Texas […]

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IAPO Legislative Wrap Up – Spring 2014

For the first time this year, the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity (IAPO) pursued a legislative agenda in Springfield. We are thrilled to report success in both of our priority areas and thank all of our IAPO partners for supporting these initiatives in a variety of ways: Physical Education Both IAPO-supported bills to enhance physical education passed […]

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Advocates Vow Sugary Drink Tax Will Bubble Up Again

Efforts to combat obesity-related health issues in Illinois will continue Though previously stalled, today the House Revenue and Finance Committee considered the HEAL Act as an amendment to House Bill 397, sponsored by Representative Robyn Gabel.  Though it failed to pass this time, advocates were thrilled that the House considered the legislation again, noting that […]

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