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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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IPHI’s CEO Elissa Bassler talks with WBEZ about the health risks of sugar-sweetened beverages

Elissa Bassler, CEO of the Illinois Public Health Institute and Executive Director of the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity, was featured on WBEZ’s Afternoon Shift to share her response to a June 18th, 2013 letter signed by Mayor Emanuel along with 17 other mayors asking Congress to reconsider proposed cuts to the federal Supplemental Nutrition […]

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Your Drink, Rethought

Rethink Your Drink: The Impact of Sugar-Loaded Beverages on the Obesity Epidemic & Clinical and Environmental Strategies to Reduce Consumption on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Illinois Public Health Institute, in collaboration with American Heart Association and the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity, hosted a symposium for health care professionals and others exploring clinical approaches to […]

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