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Healthy Food Incentives Fund Signed Into Law

The Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity-supported Healthy Local Foods Incentive Fund bill was signed into law (Public Act 100-0636) by Governor Rauner on July 27, 2018. Subject to appropriation, this law makes permanent a program that would increase low-income Illinoisans’ access to healthy food by doubling the value of their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) […]

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Register to listen: Webinar – The Role of Physical Education in Enhancing Adolescent Mental Health

In recognition of National Sports and Fitness Month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health’s Region 5 Adolescent Health Network, in partnership with IAPO, presented a webinar on the impact of physical education (P.E.)/physical activity on adolescent mental health and well-being. Dr. John Ratey, Harvard Medical School, […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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