New IAPO Goals

IAPO announces new goals for the state obesity Roadmap.  IAPO is the only statewide coalition working on reducing obesity in Illinois.  Thanks to the workgroups as well as IAPO’s Leadership Council and Steering Committee for creating these goals.  Together we can reduce obesity in Illinois. Click here to see our ambitious 2013 short-term goals. Click here to […]

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IAPO releases Worksite Wellness Resource Guide

With a healthier workforce, we get a better economy and higher quality of life. Worksite wellness programs boost employee morale and health, and are good for business, to boot. Did you know that for every $1 spent in wellness programs, companies could save an aver­age of $3.27 in medical costs and $2.73 in absenteeism costs? […]

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IAPO Releases Healthy Farms Healthy People Report

In October 2012, a wide array of health and agricultural stakeholders – including farmers, public health and food safety practitioners, food processors, food, nutrition and health entrepreneurs, to name just a few – converged on Springfield for the Healthy Farms, Healthy People symposium to address food access, regulations, food safety, and production/supply issues.  IPHI has released a compendium of the innovative […]

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Illinois Fresh Food Fund

One of our top three policy goals has been accomplished. The Illinois Fresh Food Fund has been established.  This is a huge win for obesity prevention advocates and for public health. The newly created fund will finance the creation of full-service grocery stores and, on a case-by-case basis, other retail models that will increase the […]

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