IAPO Roadmap

In January 2010, a diverse group of organizations and concerned citizens came together to launch the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity.

In February 2010 and March 2010, more than 300 people from groups and communities across the state attended community forums and offered testimony about the obesity epidemic in Illinois and how it threatens to overwhelm our healthcare system, cause huge increases in debilitating chronic disease and undermine our economy. Stakeholders from across the state also offered policy and environmental solutions from various sectors including, but not limited to, nutrition, physical activity, school environments, workplaces, health care settings, planning, transportation, agriculture and community organizations.

The consensus reached during these forums was the basis for the State Obesity Action Roadmap.