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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Preventing Obesity: Nutrition & Physical Activity

Preventing Obesity: Nutrition & Physical Activity

IPHI works to reduce obesity through policy, systems and environmental changes impacting nutrition and physical activity in a variety of settings.  Our goal is to ensure that by 2014, trends in obesity and overweight will have stabilized in Illinois.  By 2018, the trends will be moving downward. Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity (IAPO)  In 2010, […]

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Measure, manage & improve the public health system

Measure, manage & improve the public health system

IPHI works to ensure a more highly functioning public health system comprised of active public, private, and voluntary partners engaged in measuring, managing and improving the public health system by assuring accountability, ongoing improvement, and performance management in public health. Healthy and Active Communities Network (HACN) Launched in 2012, the Healthy & Active Communities Network (HACN) is […]

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Health Disparities

Health Disparities

IPHI works to ensure that the public health system is be actively engaged in addressing health disparities and the social determinants that affect health outcomes across the lifespan. Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity (IAPO)  In 2010, IPHI launched and continues to coordinate The Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity(IAPO). IAPO is a statewide coalition comprised of stakeholders […]

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Data & IT

Data & IT

In order to assure that public health policy and programs are driven by data, IPHI works to ensure that Illinois’ data systems measure, analyze and report on the health status of Illinois residents, including those impacted by health disparities. Local Policy Database Environmental Scan Early in 2013, IPHI formed a collaboration with the Mississippi Public Health […]

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Enhanced P.E.: Making the Connection Between Physical Activity, Learning, Behavior & Health- Register Today!

During this 1 hour webinar, participants will hear from members of the Enhance P.E. Taskforce, including the State Superintendent of Education and representatives from the Illinois Association of School Administrators, the Illinois Principals Association, and IAHPERD, with a keynote address provided by a leading physical education coordinator around the neuroscience that supports the RETURN ON […]

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