About IPHI


The Illinois Public Health Institute mobilizes stakeholders, catalyzes partnerships and leads action to promote prevention and improve public health systems in order to maximize health, health equity and quality of life for the people of Illinois.


Optimal physical, mental and social well-being for all people in Illinois through a high-functioning public health system comprised of active public, private and voluntary partners.

The Illinois Public Health Institute:

  • Advances prevention through public education and systems development;
  • Develops and advocates for improved public health and prevention policies;
  • Leads and strengthens state and local partnership action to improve health through prevention;
  • Fosters community capacity through training and technical assistance;
  • Assembles and disseminates data and information on public health and prevention; and
  • Advocates for improved funding for prevention across all sectors to improve health outcomes statewide.

IPHI has aligned its 2009-2014 strategic plan with Illinois’ State Health Improvement Plan, by focusing on the following four strategic goals:


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