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IAHPERD recognizes IAPO’s work with award

On November 15, 2018, the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity (IAPO) was honored to be awarded the 2018 Arthur Steinhaus Professional Association Award by the Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (IAHPERD) at their annual convention in St. Charles, Illinois. The Dr. Arthur Steinhaus Professional Association Award recognizes a significant contribution to […]

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Illinois P.E. Champions

The Illinois Public Health Institute is pleased to recognize more than 50 physical education (P.E.) champions across Illinois who are helping to create and implement enhanced P.E. programs and policies in schools across the state. Through a call for nominations, we had 52 P.E. champions nominated from 29 districts for their dedication to helping all […]

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New Chicago CARES Collaboration Launched to Combat Diabetes Disparities Through Five-Year, $6 Million CDC Award

The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) are joining forces with nearly two dozen community partners to launch a new initiative in Chicago that aims to reduce racial and socioeconomic disparities in diabetes outcomes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is awarding approximately $6 million over […]

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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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Access webinar recording: Strong School Wellness Policies: Best Practices, New Resources, and Tips for Illinois Schools & Districts

Description For any school participating in the federal Childhood Nutrition Programs, developing a school wellness policy is a must. However, how can schools and districts ensure their wellness policy meets best practice, has community buy-in, and is implemented comprehensively across the school campus and day? Access a recording of the webinar below to hear about […]

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