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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 […]

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HEAL Act reintroduced, makes a splash

In February, Senator Mattie Hunter (D- 3rd District) and Representative Robyn Gabel (D- 18th District) reintroduced the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Act [SB 1584 and HB 2667], which would provide tools and resources for Illinois families to live healthier lives by generating more than $600 million dollars a year for investment in communities across the state through a small tax […]

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Healthy Eating Active Living Act Reintroduced in Illinois – Bill Estimated to Raise More Than $600 Million for Health, Wellness in State

Healthy Eating Active Living Act Reintroduced in Illinois – Bill Estimated to Raise More Than $600 Million for Health, Wellness in State

Springfield, Ill – Feb. 19, 2015 – Today Sen. Mattie Hunter (D- 3rd District) and Rep. Robyn Gabel (D- 18th District) introduced the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Act [SB 1584 and HB 2667], to provide tools and resources for Illinois families to live healthier lives. The bill is expected to generate more than $600 […]

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Bill to Fund Wellness through a Tax on Sugary Beverages to be Considered in Legislature

Today, members of the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity (IAPO) stood with Representative Robyn Gabel (D-18th District) and Senator Mattie Hunter (D- 3rd District) at a press conference to announce the introduction of a bill [HB 5690/ SB 3524] to fight the Illinois obesity epidemic and invest in Illinoisans’ health through a penny-per-ounce excise tax […]

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Amidst flurry of IAPO activity across state, Governor Quinn declares February ‘Rethink Your Drink Month’ in IL

Coinciding with a host of sugary beverage awareness events occurring statewide, Governor Pat Quinn has declared February 2014 as Rethink Your Drink Month in Illinois, encouraging Illinoisans to limit their sugary beverage consumption and choose healthier options.  The Governor’s proclamation dovetails with a wide array of educational activities on the health effects of sugary beverage […]

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Common Agenda, Bright Future: Local and Statewide Obesity Prevention Networks Join Forces

  To enhance alignment between the Healthy and Active Communities Network (HACN) and the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity (IAPO), HACN is officially merging with IAPO in 2014. Sharing the common goal of reducing obesity across the state through influencing policy, systems, and environmental change to support healthy living, IAPO and HACN work on similar […]

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