Poll Finds Nearly 2/3 of Illinoisans Support Raising Revenue for Community Prevention & Medicaid through a Sugary Drink Tax

(CHICAGO) A new public opinion poll released today shows that 65 percent of Illinois voters support a proposal to raise funding for Medicaid and community health programs that prevent heart disease, diabetes and obesity through a penny per ounce tax on sugary drinks. At a time when the Illinois General Assembly and Governor are looking for […]

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Healthy Vending Initiatives Webinar – 5/4/15

Hosted by the IAPO Nutrition in Communities and Institutional Settings workgroup, this webinar helped participants learn more about how to implement healthy vending initiatives in municipalities, park districts, hospitals, worksites, and other institutions. The webinar featured information about two Illinois healthy vending success stories (in Chicago and DuPage County) and provided “how-to” information on a variety […]

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HACN Quarterly Call: Coalition Fundraising – May 2015

Each quarter, the Healthy & Active Community Network (HACN) convenes a call on a subject of interest for local coalitions. The topic of this quarterly call was coalition fundraising. Funding is an issue of critical importance to coalitions: How to get it, how to sustain it, how to be effective with fundraising efforts, how to […]

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New Report & Resources: Success Strategies for Local Food Procurement

New resource highlights how local foods facilitate community health, unique educational opportunities, and stronger local economies Communities across the country are creating innovative and effective ways to build procurement of locally produced foods by schools, hospitals, food banks, and other institutions.  To assist communities in enhancing the health and economic impacts of local food procurement […]

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May 5th webinar on healthy vending initiatives in Illinois – Register here!

The Nutrition in Communities and Institutional Settings workgroup is hosting a Healthy Vending webinar for May 5th from 1pm-2:30pm.  This webinar will help participants learn more about how to implement healthy vending initiatives in municipalities, park districts, hospitals, worksites, and other institutions. The webinar will feature information about two Illinois healthy vending success stories (in Chicago […]

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