IAPO Workgroup Spotlight: Clinical Interventions & Access to Care

The IAPO Workgroup on Clinical Interventions & Access to Care is one of six workgroups focusing on furthering the goals and objectives contained in the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity’s (IAPO) Roadmap, which charts a course to ensure that obesity trends in Illinois are stable by 2015 and moving downward by 2018 through the promotion and adoption of nutrition […]

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IL Senate Public Health Comm. Considers Merits of HEAL Act

Public Health Organizations Cite Urgent Need for Investments in Prevention & Medicaid Springfield, IL – March 19, 2014 -  Today the Illinois Senate Public Health Committee held a hearing on the Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL) Act [

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IAPO Workgroup Spotlight: Local Food Systems/Access

The Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity’s (IAPO) Roadmap charts a course to ensure that obesity trends in Illinois are stable by 2015 and moving downward by 2018 through the promotion and adoption of nutrition and physical activity policy and environmental change interventions. IAPO convenes six workgroups to focus on the goals and objectives contained in the […]

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Bill to Fund Wellness through a Tax on Sugary Beverages to be Considered in Legislature

Today, members of the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity (IAPO) stood with Representative Robyn Gabel (D-18th District) and Senator Mattie Hunter (D- 3rd District) at a press conference to announce the introduction of a bill [HB 5690/ SB 3524] to fight the Illinois obesity epidemic and invest in Illinoisans’ health through a penny-per-ounce excise tax on sugary beverages. Introduced with […]

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Amidst flurry of IAPO activity across state, Governor Quinn declares February ‘Rethink Your Drink Month’ in IL

Coinciding with a host of sugary beverage awareness events occurring statewide, Governor Pat Quinn has declared February 2014 as Rethink Your Drink Month in Illinois, encouraging Illinoisans to limit their sugary beverage consumption and choose healthier options.  The Governor’s proclamation dovetails with a wide array of educational activities on the health effects of sugary beverage consumption and the benefits […]

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