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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Health Impact Assessment of Sugar Sweetened Beverages

IPHI is currently working on a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) exploring the potential  positive and negative health impacts of a proposed policy to make sugar sweetened beveragesineligible for purchase under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps). This assessment is being funded by the Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the […]

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Healthy Farms, Healthy People – October 23, 2012

Target Audience: Health and agricultural stakeholders including, but not limited to: farmers; public health and food safety practitioners; food processors, food, nutrition and health entrepreneurs; interested consumers; and advocates for local food systems, farmers markets, urban farming, healthy food access, and farm to school/institution. Purpose: Healthy Farms, Healthy People is a symposium that explores the […]

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Rethink Your Drink Symposium – conference video now available

Rethink Your Drink: Creating Healthier Beverage Environments in Health Care Systems (description) Tuesday, September 11, 2012 Archived video of Web Conference (Educational content begins at 6 after 6 and a half minutes into the video; total running time is one hour and seventeen minutes.) PPT Presentation  Healthy Beverage Toolkit now available for download The Illinois Public Health Institute […]

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IPHI seeking three new Program Assistants

IPHI is seeking three highly competent and accountable individuals to provide program support to IPHI’s three Centers.  Each position reports and is accountable to an IPHI Center Director. Full-time, 37.5 hours per week. Please submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample by Friday, November 9, 2012 to be considered for theses positions.

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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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