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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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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