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Highlights from the Midwest Forum on Hospitals, Health Systems and Population Health

The Midwest Forum on Hospitals, Health Systems and Population Health brought together 350+ stakeholders from across the nation that are driving community health improvement through innovative partnerships between health care, public health, and other sectors. Read a summary of the meeting and insights from attendees on Twitter! Welcome and Opening Plenary The U.S. healthcare delivery system […]

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IAPO Healthy Vending Initiatives Webinar – 5/4/15

Hosted by the IAPO Nutrition in Communities and Institutional Settings workgroup, this webinar helped participants learn more about how to implement healthy vending initiatives in municipalities, park districts, hospitals, worksites, and other institutions. The webinar featured information about two Illinois healthy vending success stories (in Chicago and DuPage County) and provided “how-to” information on a variety […]

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Building a Healthier Community through Policy HIA Webinar

Click here to view a recording of a recent webinar introduction to HIA: Building a Healthier Community through Policy. 


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Health in All Policies Training Introduces an Analysis of the Role of Health in the Policy Decision-Making Process

The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) worked collaboratively with the Oregon Public Health Institute (OPHI), the Northern Illinois  Public Health Consortium (NIPHC) , the Illinois Association of Public Health Administrators (IAPHA),  the Illinois Department of Public Health, and County Health Rankings to conduct a series of trainings in Springfield, IL and Chicago, IL on Health in All […]

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Health in All Policies Resources

Health in All Policies Tools

  • American Planning Association, Healthy Communities through Collaboration
    • Working with a partnership with the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) this project aimed to develop a bridge between land-use planning, community design, and public health practice. This resource has provided tools and recommended options and strategies for promotion of an interdisciplinary approach to creating and maintaining healthy communities.
  • County Health Rankings, What Works for Health
    • What Works for Health provides communities with information to help implement evidence-based policies, programs, and system changes to help improve the factors which affect health outcomes.
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Healthy Communities
    • The Healthy Communities Resource Center provides information on both community development and health using publications, presentations, podcasts, and other websites. The goal is to provide support for growth through promotion of community and economic development and fair access to credit.
  • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Healthy Communities
    • The Healthy Communities Initiative works to build upon the discussion of cross-sector and place-based approaches to revitalize low-income communities and improve health. The Federal Reserve System and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation work to promote stronger linkages between those who work to improve low-income communities and the health sector.
  • Illinois Public Health Institute, Healthy Communities Key Opportunities for Action
    •  The Healthy Communities summit and community meetings included ideas and discussions on collaborations among stakeholders, community engagement, capacity building and identification of economic, social and environmental factors that affect health in communities. Opportunities for action and engagement were reviewed along with consideration for long-term collaboration for social change, system transformation and collective impact.
  • Institute of Medicine, Opportunities for Progress at the Interface of Health and Education
    • A public workshop featuring presentations and discussion on research, policy, and practice at the intersection of health and education will be held on June 4, 2014 at 8:00 AM Eastern. The workshop will feature selected speakers from the fields of public health and education to discuss current efforts, research, and opportunities, and include discussion of potential future research, activities, and policies that can be undertaken in this domain.
  • Sustainable Communities Index
    • This resource consists of a comprehensive set of indicators to assess livable, equitable and prosperous cities.  Information provided includes methods and data sources that are required for collecting indicators in a region and gives resources for applying these measures to planning, policy making and civic engagement.

Health Impact Assessment Guides

  • Design for Health
    • This source provides information on conducting an HIA Preliminary Checklist, Rapid Assessment, and Threshold Analysis based on the needs of the community.
  • Health Impact Project
    • This is a collaborative effort of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts designed to promote the use of HIAs as a decision-making tool
  • Human Impact Partners, Tools and Resources
    • The Human Impact Partners have created teaching guides to conduct HIAs and provide guidance to policymakers, project leaders, and community and advocacy organizations. Additional training materials and sample policies are included.
  • National Network of Public Health Institutes
    • This network helps to promote and sustain improved population and prevention. It provides resources for previous webinars, training, demonstration projects, a national conference and learning community.

HIA Groups


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New Study Reviews the Health Impact of Banning Sugar-Sweetened Beverages in SNAP

Concludes that a combination of voluntary restrictions, incentives, and education may hold promise for improving nutrition  April 30, 2014 – The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) has released SNAP Decisions, a new study assessing the intended and unintended health impacts of a proposed Illinois ban on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly […]

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