Join IAPO’s Day of Action in Support of Sugary Drink Tax to Invest in Health!

On Tuesday, May 23rd, hundreds of Illinois residents are making calls and sending letters to their legislators asking them to support a sugary drink tax as a healthy source of revenue for Illinois. Illinois is long overdue for a budget, and with more than $14 billion in unpaid bills, it’s time our elected officials take […]

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Recorded webinar: Expanding Diabetes Prevention & Management Programs: The Role of Local Health Departments

Description: This webinar focused on the role local health departments can play in expanding access to the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) and/or Diabetes Self-Management Education/Programs throughout Illinois. Statewide efforts to support expansion of these programs, including resources for training and capacity building were discussed. Participants heard from local health departments in the state of […]

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Sugary Drink Tax to Invest in Medicaid and Community Prevention Introduced in Illinois House

February 9, 2017, Springfield, IL – Representative Robyn Gabel (D- 18th District) introduced a bill to invest in community prevention and help address the state’s budget challenges with Medicaid funding through a tax on high-sugar drinks. The Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Act (House Bill 2914), places a penny-per-ounce tax on drinks with more than […]

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Download recording: Coalition webinar on March 20

On┬áMonday, March 20th, the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity held its spring meeting via webinar to hear about federal policy threats and opportunities that impact obesity prevention, as well as state advocacy opportunities and challenges in the year ahead. The webinar included a refresher training on advocacy and lobbying for non-profit organizations. Listen to a […]

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2017 Opportunities for Engagement in IAPO

In late 2016, the IAPO Steering Committee and workgroup co-chairs made some changes to the IAPO structure to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the coalition. Since so many IAPO partners are involved in multiple Roadmap strategies, the Steering Committee wanted to streamline the working group meetings and ensure the effective use of everyone’s time […]

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