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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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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging the Cook County Sweetened Beverage Tax

July 28, 2017- Cook County Circuit Judge Daniel Kubasiak dismissed the lawsuit filed by the Illinois Retail Merchants Association alleging that the Cook County sweetened beverage tax was unconstitutional. The tax will now go into effect on August 2, 2017. More information about the implementation of the tax is available on the County’s website. IPHI […]

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Position Available: Program Associate, Health Impact Collaborative of Chicago-Cook County

The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) is seeking an energetic and well-organized team member to join our team as a Program Associate in the Center for Community Capacity Development. Click here to learn more.

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Registration Now Open for Midwest Forum on Hospitals, Health Systems and Population Health

Midwest Forum on Hospitals, Health Systems and Population Health Nov. 29- Dec. 1, 2017 The Westin Michigan Ave., Chicago The Forum will bring together organizations and key stakeholders dedicated to improving the health of all Americans. The goal of the meeting is to engage attendees in a broad dialogue across sectors to solve complex issues […]

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Pump Up P.E.: Progress Report

Pump Up P.E.: Promote Health, Learning & Lifelong Fitness is the Illinois Public Health Institute’s (IPHI) professional development program for Illinois P.E. teachers. The program offers trainings and technical assistance on implementing high-quality enhanced physical education (EPE) programs that prepare students for a lifetime of health and fitness. Specifically, after attending a Pump Up P.E. […]

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All In Project Showcase Webinar: Leveraging User-Centered Technology to Improve Health Outcomes

Register IPHI co-leads Data Across Sectors for Health, which is a partner of All In: Data for Community Health, a national network of projects with the common goal of improving multi-sector data sharing and collaboration. All In: Data for Community Health is hosting the first in series of project showcase webinars highlighting insights and lessons from local […]

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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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