SNAP Healthy Local Foods Incentives Fund Bill Passes House and Senate

UPDATE 2: The Healthy Local Foods Incentive Fund bill has passed the House and the Senate! Now it will go to the Governor for him to sign. UPDATE: The Healthy Local Foods Incentive Fund bill is back in action as House Amendment 1 to SB 1367! The bill will be heard in the House Appropriations- […]

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Cook County Board Passes Sweetened Beverage Tax

Cook County Board Passes Sweetened Beverage Tax Seen as Win-Win Source of Revenue for Cook County’s Fiscal and Physical Health Chicago, Ill – Nov. 10, 2016 The Cook County Board of Commissioners voted to approve a penny-per-ounce sweetened beverage tax to support public safety and public health. In a 9-8 vote, the County Board approved […]

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Recap: 9/28 IAPO coalition meeting in Normal, IL

On Wednesday, Sept. 28th IAPO coalition members gathered at the Illinois State University Alumni Center in Normal, IL for the IAPO’s annual in-person coalition meeting. Participants heard from a panel of speakers on national and state trends in obesity prevention policy and funding, honored the 2016 IAPO Health Champions, kicked off the fall HEAL Proposal campaign with a pep rally, […]

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Bridging to Preventive Care Roadmap Revealed at Forum

Over the past two years, IPHI, with its partners from the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity (IAPO), has advocated for connecting community-based chronic disease prevention and management programs to Medicaid enrollees, especially to prevent and manage the impact of obesity and diabetes. In April, 2016, IPHI/IAPO launched an intensive research and development effort to create […]

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Governor Sends Amendatory Veto for HB 6027

The Governor has returned HB 6027, the Healthy Local Food Incentives Fund bill, to the legislators with an amendatory veto. The Governor has proposed the following changes to the bill: The funding, subject to appropriations, has been reduced from $1 million to $500,000 No funding can be used for operating expenses, meaning all funds must […]

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