News & Updates
New Publication: Creating a Culture of Breastfeeding Support and Continuity of Care in Central Illinos
The recently published “Creating a Culture of Breastfeeding Support and Continuity of Care in Central Illinois” describes a successful adaptation of the Collective Impact Model to improve continuity of care and community support for breast/chestfeeding in Central Illinois. Learn more.
IPHI welcomes Gatanya Arnic as its new Chief Operating Officer
The Illinois Public Health Institute is thrilled to announce that Gatanya Arnic will be joining IPHI as our new, and first, chief operating officer. She will play a leading role in IPHI’s strategic planning and implementation and will be a core member of IPHI’s leadership team. Learn more.
DASH Releases Publication on Successful Mentor Program
We are excited to announce the latest publication of Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) titled Interconnected: Data, Knowledge, and Action for Community Health. The publication details the important data-sharing work from the first two funding rounds of DASH’s Mentor Program. Learn more.
IPHI welcomes Andras Ferencz as its new Communications Manager
The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) is pleased to announce Andras Ferencz as the new Communications Manager of IPHI’s Communications Department. In this new leadership role, Ferencz will play a dynamic part in managing: marketing strategies, brand development and other core strategic initiatives. Learn more.
IPHI notes 20th Anniversary with Special New Year’s Wishes to Partners Throughout the Years
“This year marked the Illinois Public Health Institute’s 20th anniversary — twenty years of advancing health, health equity, and quality of life for people and communities across our state and the nation through policy and partnerships, systems change initiatives, and health information sharing. A milestone achievement of this nature is not possible without the dedicated commitment and support of each one of you. Collaborations, partnerships, and shared purpose continue to be a key to our success for these last two decades and beyond” wrote Elissa Bassler, IPHI Chief Executive Officer, in a December 23, 2021 email to staff, partners, board members, and friends of the organization. Learn more.
IPHI welcomes Waldo Mikels-Carrasco to lead Center for Health Information Sharing and Innovation (CHISI)
The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) is pleased to announce Waldo Mikels-Carrasco as the Director of the Center for Health Information Sharing and Innovation (CHISI) and newest team member. He will also serve as the Co-director of Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH), a national initiative supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), which IPHI leads in partnership with its Michigan counterpart, MPHI.
In his primary role as the Director of CHISI, he will work alongside the IPHI senior leaders and teams to foster the organization’s strategic growth in public health leadership, partnerships, data sharing, multi-sector collaborations, and collaborative learning. Learn more.
Janna Simon tapped to lead IPHI’s Center for Policy and Partnership Initiatives (CPPI)
The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) is pleased to announce Janna Simon, MPH has been named the Director of the Center for Policy and Partnership Initiatives (CPPI).
In this new leadership role, Simon will play a part in the continuation of IPHI’s strategic growth throughout the past few years as a leading organization advancing health equity in three core areas for learning, action, and collaboration: the Center for Community Capacity Development (CCCD), the Center for Health Information Sharing and Innovation (CHISI), and the Center for Policy and Partnership Initiatives (CPPI). Learn more.