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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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IPHI to Improve Physical Activity and Nutrition in Illinois Through Five-Year, $4.6 Million CDC Award

SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 – The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a five-year, $4.6 million grant to implement physical activity and nutrition interventions designed to get at root causes of obesity. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is awarding the funds to IPHI to support […]

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Access the webinar recording: Strong School Wellness Policies: Best Practices, New Resources, and Tips for Illinois Schools & Districts

Access the webinar recording: Strong School Wellness Policies: Best Practices, New Resources, and Tips for Illinois Schools & Districts

Description For any school participating in the federal Childhood Nutrition Programs, developing a school wellness policy is a must. However, how can schools and districts ensure their wellness policy meets best practice, has community buy-in, and is implemented comprehensively across the school campus and day? Access a recording of the webinar below to hear about […]

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IPHI Partners with n4a Aging and Disability Business Institute for Health IT Learning Collaborative

The Illinois Public Health Institute is partnering with the Aging and Disability Business Institute of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) to facilitate a Health Information Technology Learning Collaborative (HITLC). The HITLC will assist aging and disability community-based organizations (CBOs) in making strategic decisions around investing in health information technology (HIT) systems […]

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Healthy Food Incentives Fund Signed Into Law

The Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity-supported Healthy Local Foods Incentive Fund bill was signed into law (Public Act 100-0636) by Governor Rauner on July 27, 2018. Subject to appropriation, this law makes permanent a program that would increase low-income Illinoisans’ access to healthy food by doubling the value of their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) […]

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Upcoming Illinois Accreditation Peer Network Webinars

IPHI facilitates the Illinois Accreditation Peer Network (IAPN), a network of local health departments hosting quarterly web meetings with brief peer-to-peer presentations on how to approach topics related to accreditation requirements. The quarterly webinars are open to any Illinois health department interested in sharing and learning. Register: IAPN Webinar on PHAB Reaccreditation August 16, 2:00-3:30 pm […]

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Upcoming All In: Data for Community Health Webinars

IPHI co-leads Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH), a national initiative that aims to improve the capacity of communities to form collaborations that share data across sectors to improve health. DASH is a partner of the All In: Data for Community Health learning network, which is hosting two upcoming webinars. Empowering Cross-sector Data Sharing to Improve Health […]

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