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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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Health In All Policies Training- Chicago

This training is an introduction to tools, approaches, and strategies for implementing health in all policies including:

  • Health Impact Assessment (HIA)
  • Healthy communities checklists and indices
  • Healthy development measurement tool
  • Model policies
  • Policy databases
  • Root cause analysis
  • Advocacy planning and stakeholder analysis
  • What Works for Health from County Health Rankings

Register today! 

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Health In All Policies Training-Springfield

This training is an introduction to tools, approaches, and strategies for implementing health in all policies including:

  • Health Impact Assessment (HIA)
  • Healthy communities checklists and indices
  • Healthy development measurement tool
  • Model policies
  • Policy databases
  • Root cause analysis
  • Advocacy planning and stakeholder analysis
  • What Works for Health from County Health Rankings

To register, click here.

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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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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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