New Chicago CARES Collaboration Launched to Combat Diabetes Disparities Through Five-Year, $6 Million CDC Award

The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) are joining forces with nearly two dozen community partners to launch a new initiative in Chicago that aims to reduce racial and socioeconomic disparities in diabetes outcomes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is awarding approximately $6 million over […]

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IPHI to Improve Physical Activity and Nutrition in Illinois Through Five-Year, $4.6 Million CDC Award

SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 – The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a five-year, $4.6 million grant to implement physical activity and nutrition interventions designed to get at root causes of obesity. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is awarding the funds to IPHI to support […]

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Access webinar recording: Strong School Wellness Policies: Best Practices, New Resources, and Tips for Illinois Schools & Districts

Description For any school participating in the federal Childhood Nutrition Programs, developing a school wellness policy is a must. However, how can schools and districts ensure their wellness policy meets best practice, has community buy-in, and is implemented comprehensively across the school campus and day? Access a recording of the webinar below to hear about […]

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Healthy Food Incentives Fund Signed Into Law

The IAPO-supported Healthy Local Foods Incentive Fund bill was signed into law (Public Act 100-0636) by Governor Rauner on July 27, 2018. Subject to appropriation, this law makes permanent a program that would increase low-income Illinoisans’ access to healthy food by doubling the value of their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) dollars for fresh fruits […]

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Highlights: Healthy Food Access and Economic Development Summit

On Thursday, June 7, 2018 the Illinois Public Health Institute convened a broad array of health, food system, and economic development stakeholders from across Illinois for the 2018 Healthy Food Access and Economic Development Summit. The Summit was a day-long event to explore the intersection between healthy food access and economic development, broaden partnerships between […]

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