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IAPO Releases Worksite Wellness Resource Guide

With a healthier workforce, we get a better economy and higher quality of life. Worksite wellness programs boost employee morale and health, and are good for business, to boot. Did you know that for every $1 spent in wellness programs, companies could save an aver­age of $3.27 in medical costs and $2.73 in absenteeism costs? […]

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City of Chicago releases Healthy Chicago 2012 Annual Report

At a public meeting headlined by U. S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sibelius, the City of Chicago Department of Public Health released their Healthy Chicago 2012 Annual Report.  In his presentation, DPH Commissioner Bechara Choucair detailed great stories of success – expanding access to oral health care for all CPS students, launching the PlayStreets initiative, […]

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Register Today for Quality Improvement Training in Mount Vernon!

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Network connects coalitions throughout Illinois

In September 2013, IPHI officially launched the Healthy and Active Communities Network, a peer learning network of local coalitions and community partnerships working towards sustainable improvements in healthy eating and active living through policy, systems and environmental change. Over 50 local coalitions or partnerships from every corner of Illinois participate in the Network. Want to learn […]

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Controlling Junk Foods in K-12 Schools

A rapidly growing body of evidence supports the move to not only improve school lunches but also the “competitive foods” sold on school grounds, such as vending machine snacks and beverages.   On October 29, 2012, at the Annual American Public Health Association’s 140th Annual Meeting and Expo in San Francisco, during a session entitled […]

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Illinois Framework SEP expands, reports

The Illinois Health and Human Services Framework is pleased to announce that the Stakeholder Engagement Project has been renewed and will be expanded for 2013.  The Illinois Public Health Institute will continue to be the Framework’s lead partner in this initiative to provide outreach and engagement support to the Framework, with funding provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic […]

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