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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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Cook County Sweetened Beverage Tax Repealed

On October 11, 2017, the Cook County Board of Commissioners voted 15-2 to repeal the County’s sweetened beverage tax. Critical Cook County services and the health of our children lost to Big Soda’s multi-million dollar campaign to protect its profits. That means diseases linked to sugary drink consumption, like type 2 diabetes, heart disease and […]

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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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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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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging the Cook County Sweetened Beverage Tax

July 28, 2017- Cook County Circuit Judge Daniel Kubasiak dismissed the lawsuit filed by the Illinois Retail Merchants Association alleging that the Cook County sweetened beverage tax was unconstitutional. The tax will now go into effect on August 2, 2017. More information about the implementation of the tax is available on the County’s website. IPHI […]

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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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