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IPHI Supports Implementation of the Cook County Sweetened Beverage Tax

Update: On Friday, June 30, 2017, a Circuit Court judge granted a temporary restraining order against the collection of Cook County’s penny per ounce beverage tax. While we are disappointed about this temporary setback, we are confident that the sweetened beverage tax will soon be implemented and our communities will experience the health benefits that […]

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Bridging to Preventive Care Forum, Oct. 7, 2016

The Bridging to Preventive Care Project is an initiative to ensure that Medicaid clients have access to community-based chronic disease prevention and management programs as part of their health plans. In collaboration with the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, the Illinois Public Health Institute, Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity, Illinois Department of Public […]

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Bill to Fund Wellness through a Tax on Sugary Beverages to be Considered in Legislature

Today, members of the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity (IAPO) stood with Representative Robyn Gabel (D-18th District) and Senator Mattie Hunter (D- 3rd District) at a press conference to announce the introduction of a bill [HB 5690/ SB 3524] to fight the Illinois obesity epidemic and invest in Illinoisans’ health through a penny-per-ounce excise tax […]

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It’s Rethink Your Drink Month in Illinois!

The Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity (IAPO) has declared January 13 – February 13 “Rethink Your Drink Month” in Illinois. With sugary beverages making up 46% of added sugars in the American diet, IAPO is encouraging residents to “go on green,” drinking beverages with less than 5 (1.25 teaspoons) grams of sugar per 12 ounces […]

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Fruitful partnerships: A year in review – Center for Policy & Partnership Initiatives

As we close out the holiday season, the season of fellowship – partnership – we’re reflecting on how this is at the heart of all that we accomplish through IPHI’s Center for Policy and Partnership Initiatives (CPPI).  By developing and activating high-level multi-sectoral partnerships, we work to promote stakeholder-engaged planning, and incubate and implement new policy […]

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Common Agenda, Bright Future: Local and Statewide Obesity Prevention Networks Join Forces

  To enhance alignment between the Healthy and Active Communities Network (HACN) and the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity (IAPO), HACN is officially merging with IAPO in 2014. Sharing the common goal of reducing obesity across the state through influencing policy, systems, and environmental change to support healthy living, IAPO and HACN work on similar […]

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