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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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New resources highlight success strategies for schools to sell healthier food and maintain revenues

On October 16, the Illinois Public Health Institute released five tip sheets to help schools implement Smart Snacks in School while minimizing negative financial impact. Strategies are shared from eight school districts across the country that improved nutrition standards for their snack and à la carte food and beverages, known as “competitive foods,” and maintained […]

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2014 All-IAPO Conference: Recap, Resources and Opportunities for Continued Engagement

This fall, nearly 170 partners from across the state came together to celebrate the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity’s (IAPO) successes, network and connect, and provide input into the strategic direction for IAPO in the years ahead. A diverse array of nonprofits, local health departments, state agencies, hospital systems, community-based organizations, academics and health providers […]

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MARPHLI accepting applications for 2014-2015 fellowship

The MidAmerica Center for Public Health Practice at UIC School of Public Health in Chicago is inviting public health professionals and community partners to participate in a unique educational opportunity.  The MidAmerica Regional Public Health Leadership Institute (MARPHLI), now starting its 22nd year, is accepting applications to its twelve-month program, which is designed to develop […]

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Moving from Healthcare 1.0 to Health 3.0

Due to changes in the US health care delivery system as a result of the Affordable Care Act, there is an opportunity to develop a truly integrated system to build healthy communities and address the social and economic drivers of health. A presentation by Jim Hester, PhD, Principal of Population Health Management Group and former […]

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Fall Internship Opportunities at IPHI

IPHI is offering four exciting internship opportunities for the fall: Community Capacity Development Intern The Illinois Public Health Institute is seeking a graduate-level intern in IPHI’s Center for Community Capacity Development to: (1) assist in preparing training on accreditation, quality improvement and community health assessments and improvement plans for local health departments and their community […]

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Governor Quinn Signs IAPO-Supported PE Improvement Bills

Chicago, IL- August 4, 2014— Today, Governor Quinn signed two important bills that will improve physical education (P.E.) in Illinois schools to help students become fit for life. Professionally trained P.E. and health teachers will be recognized as “highly qualified,” similar to teachers of other subjects, under SB 3274, sponsored by Sen. Linda Holmes and Rep. Stephanie […]

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