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Advancing Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Programs: Third-Party Organization Concept Paper Released

As part of the on-going Bridging to Preventive Care Project, the Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) and the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity (IAPO), in partnership with the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors and Leavitt Partners, LLC., are pleased to release a new concept paper: “Advancing Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Programs: Building a […]

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Rethink Your Drink Week in Illinois, Dec. 3-9, 2017

IAPO, convened by IPHI, hosts seven-day challenge to educate communities on the importance of choosing healthy beverages CHICAGO (Dec. 1, 2017) – As the controversial Cook County sweetened beverage tax was officially lifted, the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity (IAPO) kicked off a weeklong campaign — #RethinkYourDrinkIL — calling on Illinois residents to reconsider the […]

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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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