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Exchanging Data to Drive Equity: Themes and Recommendations from the Master Person Index Project

The Master Person Index project was led by the Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) in consultation with University of Illinois Health and Hospital System (UI Health) and All Chicago Making Homelessness History (All Chicago). The purpose of Master Person Index project was to develop consensus among participants across Chicago and Cook County for a multi-sector […]

Illinois CARES Communications Toolkit

The Illinois CARES to Prevent Diabetes Stakeholder Digital Toolkit provides resources and materials for Illinois partners working to promote awareness of prediabetes and/or the National Diabetes Prevention Program’s lifestyle change program. Partners who use or distribute the materials should let us know via this distribution survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FXN79DR.

Improving Lactation Support & Continuity of Care: Strategy Examples

Ensuring families are supported in their lactation journeys, from the prenatal period through birth and postpartum, is critical to increasing breastfeeding initiation and duration in the United States. This resource guide provides examples of strategies various institutions have taken to support breastfeeding and improve continuity of care. Case study examples and resources are described for […]

Supporting Healthy Eating & Physical Activity Best Practices in ECE: Focus Group Report

This report features the findings from focus groups conducted by IPHI and the University of Illinois Family Resiliency Center in 2020. Discussions helped to better understand the needs, implementation practices, and barriers encountered by Illinois early childcare providers around nutrition, physical activity and breastfeeding.

Summary Infographic: Responding to Opioid Overdoses and Treating Opioid Use Disorder Landscape Scan

This summarizes the key findings from the landscape analysis, “Responding to Opioid Overdoses and Treating Opioid Use Disorder: A Landscape Analysis of Chicago’s West and South Side” created with support from the Chicago Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Responding to Opioid Overdoses and Treating Opioid Use Disorder: A Landscape Analysis of Chicago’s West and South Side

With support from the Chicago Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the landscape analysis project aimed to identify barriers to care for people living with opioid use disorder (OUD) and individuals at risk of an opioid-involved overdose residing in Chicago community areas experiencing disproportionate overdose rates. The project included […]

Breastfeeding Support Palm Card- English

The Illinois Public Health Institute developed this breastfeeding support palm card to provide information to families on how to find support for breastfeeding in Illinois. While many families understand the benefits of breastfeeding, many have reported not knowing where to go when they face challenges. This palm card can provide a starting point for discussion […]

Breastfeeding Support Palm Card- Spanish

The Illinois Public Health Institute developed this breastfeeding support palm card in Spanish to provide information to families on how to find support for breastfeeding in Illinois. While many families understand the benefits of breastfeeding, many have reported not knowing where to go when they face challenges. This palm card can provide a starting point […]

Health Care and Food Partnership Case Study

This Alliance for Health Equity case study highlights the VeggieRX program and partnership between Windy City Harvest, Lawndale Christian Health Center, Chicago Partnership for Health Promotion, Proviso Partners for Health, and PCC Wellness Center.

Illinois COVID-19 Response in Homeless Shelters

This resource provides information for homeless response networks on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and mitigate the impacts of the pandemic on homeless and housing insecure populations.

All In Publication: Lessons From the First Wave
2019 Community Health Needs Assessment for Chicago and Suburban Cook County

In 2019, the Alliance for Health Equity completed a collaborative Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA) for Chicago and Suburban Cook County. The report builds on the previous assessments and allows partners to identify strategic priorities that they can collectively address to improve community health.

Community Health Needs Assessment Community Input Survey Report 2019

The purpose of the community input survey was to understand the community health needs and assets from the community residents. The community input surveys, along with focus group data, informed the priority areas and strategies for community health improvement in Chicago and suburban Cook County.

Challenging Cultural Barriers and Creating a More Supportive Society: Findings on Breastfeeding from Focus Groups with Moms Across Illinois

The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) and the Illinois State Physical Activity and Nutrition (ISPAN) program partners held focus groups with women in Champaign County, Chicago, Jackson County, and Peoria, Illinois, in 2019 to help inform strategy development for the ISPAN breastfeeding initiative. The focus groups convened moms from low-income and rural communities, and communities […]

Community Health Needs Assessment Focus Group Report 2019

Between August 2018 and February 2019, the Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) worked with Alliance for Health Equity partners to hold a total of 57 focus groups with priority populations such as veterans, individuals living with mental illness, communities of color, older adults, caregivers, teens and young adults, LGBTQ+ community members, adults and teens experiencing […]