Upcoming webinars!

IAPO is hosting a series of webinars this fall – learn more and register below! Monday, August 31, 11am-12pm: “Healthy Illinois 2021 Presentation to the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity” This webinar is specifically for IAPO and HACN members to provide input into the State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP),  State Health Assessment (SHA), and State […]

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Illinois Public Health Institute Announces Open Positions

The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) is seeking two new full-time team members to join its organization. Starting mid-August, executive leadership from IPHI will begin accepting applications for a Program Assistant for Special Projects as well as Administrative Assistant/Office Manager. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample by September 4, 2015 to be […]

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Chicago Tribune Features South Side Healthy Living

On Sunday August 9, Mary Schmich of the Chicago Tribune wrote a column featuring a number of healthy eating and active living initiatives that typify the types of place-based efforts that help people in communities be healthier.  Schmich, Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) CEO, Elissa Bassler, Active Transportation Alliance, and Slow Roll Chicago toured Englewood, West Englewood and […]

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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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