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IPHI Releases 2019 Policy Platform: Promoting Cross-Sector Partnership and Systems Change to Ensure Health and Health Equity in Illinois

IPHI has developed a 2019 Policy Platform, designed to guide IPHI’s policy advocacy and leadership as the new JB Pritzker/Julianna Stratton administration and General Assembly begin their work in January. The platform articulates a number of policy objectives that derive from IPHI’s work in cross-sector partnerships for data exchange, collaborations among hospitals and community organizations […]

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Access the webinar recording: Strong School Wellness Policies: Best Practices, New Resources, and Tips for Illinois Schools & Districts

Access the webinar recording: Strong School Wellness Policies: Best Practices, New Resources, and Tips for Illinois Schools & Districts

Description For any school participating in the federal Childhood Nutrition Programs, developing a school wellness policy is a must. However, how can schools and districts ensure their wellness policy meets best practice, has community buy-in, and is implemented comprehensively across the school campus and day? Access a recording of the webinar below to hear about […]

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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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