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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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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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Pump Up P.E.: Progress Report

Pump Up P.E.: Promote Health, Learning & Lifelong Fitness is the Illinois Public Health Institute’s (IPHI) professional development program for Illinois P.E. teachers. The program offers trainings and technical assistance on implementing high-quality enhanced physical education (EPE) programs that prepare students for a lifetime of health and fitness. Specifically, after attending a Pump Up P.E. […]

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New resource: Quarterly Pump Up P.E. E-newsletter

Sign up to receive the Pump Up P.E. e-newsletter, a new resource developed by IPHI to help schools and districts implement high-quality enhanced physical education programs! Issued quarterly, this e-newsletter will provide updates related to high-quality enhanced physical education in Illinois and professional development opportunities for P.E. teachers. Check out the first issue here, which […]

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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 […]

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Upcoming webinar – Pump Up P.E.: Ways to Effectively Engage Parents

Upcoming webinar – Pump Up P.E.: Ways to Effectively Engage Parents

Join a webinar on Monday, January 25, 2016 from 12:30pm-2pm on how physical educators can better engage parents as champions of physical education and school health. Hosted by the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity’s workgroup on Childhood Nutrition & Physical Activity in Educational Settings, this webinar will feature physical educators, school leaders, physicians, and a […]

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