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Interconnected: Data, Knowledge, and Action for Community Health

This publication by Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) features ten Mentee collaborations from the first two funding rounds of the DASH Mentor program.

Breastfeeding Basics for Providers

This tool was developed to support healthcare providers in understanding the basics of breast/chestfeeding so they can best support families in initiating and sustaining breast/chestfeeding for as long as they want to.

Serve Kids Better Inspection Compliance Guide

This guide is intended to assist health officers and inspectors determine restaurant compliance and ensure enforcement of the Serve Kids Better law.

Broaching Breastfeeding with New Parents

This resource was developed to assist healthcare providers in taking a culturally humble approach to discussing breast/chestfeeding with their pregnant and parenting patients.

Breastfeeding Early Journey Map for Families

This resource was developed for families to increase awareness of the early steps of the breast/chestfeeding process, from pregnancy, through labor/delivery, and the early days of breast/chestfeeding at home.

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 […]

Financing Naloxone Dispensing from Illinois Emergency Departments: A Rapid Policy Assessment

The greatest challenges to implementing and expanding ED-based naloxone dispensing are financial. To investigate how programs in other states with robust ED naloxone programs operate, the Illinois Public Health Institute conducted a series of interviews with key informants in eight states with ED naloxone distribution programs and recommendations on how to establish ED-based naloxone dispensing […]

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.

Financing Naloxone Dispensing from Illinois Emergency Departments: Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides an overview of how other states operate their naloxone programs and recommendations on how to establish ED-based naloxone dispensing in Illinois.

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.

Food Service Guidelines: Sample Nutrition Policy

Through the State Physical Activity & Nutrition Program, IPHI developed a sample nutrition policy for organizations to use to guide their purchasing and provision of foods.

Food Service Guidelines: Sample Food Pantry Guest Survey

Through the State Physical Activity & Nutrition Program, IPHI developed a survey tool to be used to gather input on nutrition guidelines by guests volunteers/staff at food pantries.

Food Service Guidelines: Policy Development Tools

Through the State Physical Activity & Nutrition program, IPHI developed a variety of tools to help organizations adopt and assess their nutrition policies/food service guidelines.

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.