Tag Archives | advocates

IAPO Coalition Webinar – Looking Ahead: What’s Next for Obesity Prevention?

IAPO Coalition Webinar –  Looking Ahead: What’s Next for Obesity Prevention? Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM CST REGISTER HERE. Join this once-yearly webinar of the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity on Tuesday, April 10th! On this webinar, you will get a chance to: HEAR from our keynote speaker, Dr. Steven Gortmaker, […]

Read full story Comments are closed

Register for the IAPO in-person coalition meeting on October 18th

REGISTER HERE to join the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity at its annual in-person coalition meeting on Wednesday, October 18, 2017  (10:00 AM – 3:00 PM CST) at Elmhurst Hospital (Lower Level, Oak Room), located at 155 E. Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126. This year, IAPO is refreshing our guiding document, the State Obesity […]

Read full story Comments are closed

New School Funding Formula and Health Impacts

The Illinois Public Health Institute Supports State Transition to Equitable, Evidence-Based Model for K-12 School Funding ILLINOIS – The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) lauds the Illinois General Assembly for passing a landmark education funding reform bill. The new law will transition the state away from a school funding system based on property taxes, which […]

Read full story Comments are closed
Download recording: IAPO coalition webinar on March 20

Download recording: IAPO coalition webinar on March 20

  On Monday, March 20th, the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity held its spring meeting via webinar to hear about federal policy threats and opportunities that impact obesity prevention, as well as state advocacy opportunities and challenges in the year ahead. The webinar included a refresher training on advocacy and lobbying for non-profit organizations. Listen to […]

Read full story Comments are closed

Cook County Board Passes Sweetened Beverage Tax

Cook County Board Passes Sweetened Beverage Tax Seen as Win-Win Source of Revenue for Cook County’s Fiscal and Physical Health Chicago, Ill – Nov. 10, 2016 The Cook County Board of Commissioners voted to approve a penny-per-ounce sweetened beverage tax to support public safety and public health. In a 9-8 vote, the County Board approved […]

Read full story Comments are closed
Public health win! Public & parents can now see how much P.E. Illinois children are getting

Public health win! Public & parents can now see how much P.E. Illinois children are getting

As a result of continuous advocacy by health promotion and disease prevention groups like the Illinois Public Health Institute, Healthy Schools Campaign and others, and following a recommendation of the Enhanced Physical Education Task Force (EPETF), all Illinois public schools are now required to report the average number of days of physical education (P.E.) they […]

Read full story Comments are closed