Illinois Framework Publishes Governance Handbook for States

The Illinois Framework is pleased to announce the release of Establishing Governance for Health and Human Services Interoperability Initiatives, a handbook for states and local jurisdictions contemplating interoperability projects. A step-by-step guide for implementing governance in cross-agency settings, the handbook draws from expert interviews, intensive research into best practice, and the experience of the Illinois Framework in developing a […]

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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 Supports In-Person Counselors, Get Covered Illinois

IPHI is supporting the West Suburban Cook County ACA Coverage Network and Get Covered Illinois in ensuring that Illinois residents can access affordable, high-quality medical care. The West Suburban Cook County ACA Coverage Network, a consortium of local community-based service providers, received a $250,000 grant from IDPH to conduct outreach, education and enrollment activities to […]

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Enhancing P.E in Illinois – Stories from the field

The  Illinois Enhance P.E Task Force recently submitted a groundbreaking new report with benchmarks and strategies to improve and increase physical education classes, based on the latest neuroscience research linking physical activity with improved academic performance. The changes will take at least a year to finalize, adopt and implement, but there are schools across Illinois enhancing […]

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Illinois to lead nation with optimal physical education and health standards tied to brain research

P.E. Task Force releases evidence-based recommendations and proposed revisions to P.E. and health standards A state report released today calls for new benchmarks and strategies to improve and increase physical education classes, noting the latest neuroscience research linking physical activity with improved academic performance. State Superintendent of Education Christopher A. Koch and Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck, director […]

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