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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Upcoming Webinar – Strong School Wellness Policies: Best Practices, New Resources, and Tips for Illinois Schools & Districts

Register here  Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 3:00pm- 4:00pm CST* *Webinar will be recorded and a link to the recording will be sent to all registrants Download the webinar flyer here and help spread the word!   Description For any school participating in the federal Childhood Nutrition Programs, developing a school wellness policy is a […]

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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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Advancing Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Programs: Third-Party Organization Concept Paper Released

As part of the on-going Bridging to Preventive Care Project, the Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) and the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity (IAPO), in partnership with the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors and Leavitt Partners, LLC., are pleased to release a new concept paper: “Advancing Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Programs: Building a […]

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