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  • Illinois Public Health Institute
    the Illinois Public Health Institute s new report to see highlights of our work in the past year that reflect how we are successfully finding ways to improve health systems in Illinois and how we will expand upon what we ve achieved to make an even greater impact in 2016 Share this Email Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Read full story Comments are closed Position Available Program Assistant CPPI admin March 7 2016 Uncategorized Permalink The Illinois Public Health Institute IPHI is seeking a customer focused energetic and well organized individual to join our team to support ongoing programs in the Center for Policy and Partnership Initiatives CPPI and supporting overall administrative projects and special initiatives This position reports to the program manager in the Center for Policy and Partnership Initiatives activities that Share this Email Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Read full story Comments are closed DASH Awards Ten Communities to Improve Health through Multi Sector Data Sharing admin January 29 2016 Uncategorized Permalink Data Across Sectors for Health DASH has awarded ten grants totaling 2 million to support projects that improve health through multi sector data sharing collaborations DASH is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation The Illinois Public Health Institute in partnership with the Michigan Public Health Institute serves as the National Program Office for DASH and will assist grantees as they develop implement and evaluate their funded projects Share this Email Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Read full story Comments are closed Upcoming webinar Pump Up P E Ways to Effectively Engage Parents admin January 7 2016 Uncategorized Permalink Join a webinar on Monday January 25 2016 from 12 30pm 2pm on how physical educators can better engage parents as champions of physical education and school health Hosted by the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity s workgroup on Childhood

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  • Illinois Public Health Institute | Center for Policy and Partnership Initiatives
    s Center for Policy and Partnership Initiatives CPPI promotes stakeholder engaged planning and incubates and implements new policy and practice initiatives by developing and activating high level multi sectoral partnerships Current CPPI initiatives include Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity IAPO The Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity is a diverse coalition of state and local organizations working toward a state level response to the obesity epidemic through coordinated policy systems and environmental changes The Illinois Public Health Institute initially convened and continues to administer the coalition from its inception in January 2010 IPHI is working with IAPO to implement the Illinois Obesity Action Roadmap www preventobesityil org Healthy and Active Communities Network HACN The Healthy and Active Communities Network HACN which merged with IAPO in 2013 is a peer learning network of more than 50 local coalitions and community partnerships working towards sustainable improvements in healthy eating and active living through policy systems and environmental change Enhancing Physical Education in Illinois The Illinois Public Health Institute works with the Illinois State Board of Education school organizations and other stakeholders to improve the quality of P E in Illinois Most recently IPHI served on and staffed a Stakeholder and Expert Task Force on Physical Education established by Public Act 98 0859 to develop a statewide fitness testing program Controlling Junk Food and the Bottom Line Case Studies of Schools Successfully Implementing Strong Competitive Food and Beverage Standards IPHI partnered with the UIC Center for Health Policy Research to study how schools can successfully implement higher nutrition standards for à la carte vending and school store food sales while minimizing negative financial impact Coming soon Case Studies on the Health and Economic Impact of Local Food Procurement With funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention IPHI is partnering with the Crossroads

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  • Illinois Public Health Institute | Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity
    Obesity Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in Illinois 62 of Illinois adults are overweight or obese One in five children are obese the fourth worst rate in the nation Given that obesity and overweight are primary determinants of cardiovascular diseases cancer respiratory diseases and diabetes already leading causes of death in Illinois the implications of this epidemic for our state s health and resources are staggering In Illinois adult obesity alone adds 3 4 billion to annual health care costs including 1 billion to Medicaid and 800 million to Medicare Clearly it is time for change We need policy and public health solutions that match the scope of the problem if we expect to reverse the epidemic in time In 2010 IPHI launched and continues to coordinate the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity IAPO IAPO is a statewide coalition comprised of stakeholders working for a state level response to the obesity epidemic IAPO works to shape and advance solutions to reverse dangerous obesity trends IAPO supporters believe that Illinois must respond to the obesity epidemic by developing coordinated systems policy improvements and investment on the scale of the problem IAPO s goal is to ensure that trends in obesity in Illinois are stable by 2015 and moving downward by 2018 through promotion and adoption of nutrition and physical activity policy and environmental change interventions Now comprised of more than 140 organizations and led by a Leadership Council and Steering Committee of healthy eating and active living leaders from across the state IAPO has produced a State Obesity Action Roadmap recently refreshed its long term policy agenda and adopted new short term policy goals that will help achieve the Roadmap s objectives and ultimately the overall goal IPHI supports IAPO to conduct policy advocacy organize communities and develop resources and supports

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  • Illinois Public Health Institute | Obesity Action Roadmap
    Information Technology Data Across Sectors for Health DASH Illinois Framework Stakeholder Engagement Project IMPACT Provider Enrollment Communications BIP Stakeholder Engagement CHIT Archived Projects About IPHI Board of Directors Staff Directory Staff Representation Funders Positions available at IPHI Contact Us Public Health Links Privacy Policy Reports Publications You are here Home Center for Policy and Partnership Initiatives Obesity Action Roadmap Obesity Action Roadmap Background In response to Illinois growing obesity epidemic in January 2010 numerous state and local stakeholder groups came together to form the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity IAPO Between February 2010 and March 2010 IAPO worked to promote public hearings associated with the Illinois Department of Public Health s Obesity Prevention Initiative and the Obesity Prevention Initiative Act H B 3767 which was passed during the spring 2009 legislative session In 2010 IAPO also catalyzed and collected input from nearly a dozen regional forums and hosted a State Obesity Action Summit on December 3 2010 The State Obesity Action Roadmap resulted from the State Obesity Action Summit Principles We need regular and reliable information about the state of obesity in Illinois to understand where action is needed the most Local collaborative initiatives exist and are demonstrating how to make an impact on the problem but inadequate funding means they are limited in scope with limited capacity for evaluation and expansion to scale There is growing national consensus on effective strategies to combat obesity which are not currently employed in Illinois A state level response is needed Development of coordinated systems changes in policy and investment on the scale of the problem must be undertaken Goal Ensure that trends in obesity in Illinois remain stable in 2015 and move downward by 2018 through promotion and adoption of nutrition and physical activity policy and environmental change interventions Read more Stay

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  • Illinois Public Health Institute | IAPO Workgroups
    Obesity Action Roadmap Accreditation and Mock Review Collaborative QI Learning Collaboratives CCCD Archived Projects Health and Information Technology Data Across Sectors for Health DASH Illinois Framework Stakeholder Engagement Project IMPACT Provider Enrollment Communications BIP Stakeholder Engagement CHIT Archived Projects About IPHI Board of Directors Staff Directory Staff Representation Funders Positions available at IPHI Contact Us Public Health Links Privacy Policy Reports Publications You are here Home Center for Policy and Partnership Initiatives IAPO Workgroups IAPO Workgroups In order to effectively accomplish specific public education advocacy and systems change goals in the IAPO Roadmap the 8 objectives IAPO s short term goals and long term goals IAPO convenes six workgroups each focusing one or more goals objectives contained in the IAPO Roadmap Short Term Goals and Long Term Roadmap Goals Members of the Working Groups are individuals drawn from the organizations on the Leadership Council and in the General Membership Each of the six workgroups is led by co chairs at least one of them sits on the Steering Committee All workgroups and committees are made up of staff and volunteers from IAPO member organizations or public agencies with a role or stake in preventing and reducing obesity Participation by these workgroup and committee members is provided as an in kind contribution to IAPO by the organizations that comprise it and is a measure of the commitment of the member organizations to the success of the Alliance Current Workgroups Childhood Nutrition and Physical Activity in Educational Settings Physical Activity in Community and Other Institutional Settings Nutrition in Community and Other Institutional Settings Local Food Systems Food Access Obesity Prevention through Clinical Interventions and Access to Care Healthy Active Communities Network Legislative Read more Stay informed and get involved Sign up for IAPO s email newsletters Action Alerts Engage with IAPO Follow

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  • Illinois Public Health Institute | IAPO’s Legislative Initiatives
    for Policy and Partnership Initiatives IAPO s Legislative Initiatives IAPO s Legislative Initiatives In 2015 the IAPO legislative and administrative advocacy priorities will include the following initiatives The Healthy Eating Active Living Act The Healthy Eating Active Living Act provides kids families and communities the tools to live healthier lives through investment of funds from a small excise tax on sugary drinks The HEAL Act will provide Illinois communities with opportunities for physical activity and affordable healthy food like healthier and tastier school lunches enhanced physical education farmer s markets and safe parks for kids and families to be active Safe Routes to Schools Led by our partners at the Active Transportation Alliance IAPO will support administrative advocacy efforts to improve and streamline the Illinois Safe Routes to Schools program administered by the state Department of Transportation Additional state investments in Safe Routes to Schools will be sought in the advocacy and legislative efforts Maintaining the daily Physical Education P E requirement IAPO will continue to monitor and oppose any potential P E waiver bills that arise that will weaken or eliminate the daily physical education requirement in Illinois Expanding LINK UP Illinois Led by our partners at Experimental Station CLOCC and the American Heart Association in partnership with the IAPO workgroups on local food systems and community nutrition IAPO will support efforts to expand the LINK UP Illinois program across the state and seek sustainable state funding to support the program in coming years LINK Up Illinois is a program that provides SNAP LINK recipients double the value of their SNAP dollars at farmers markets to purchase fresh fruits veggies and other products Cooperative Grocery Stores Led by our partners at the Illinois Stewardship Alliance IAPO will support improvements to the laws that govern the creation of cooperative grocery

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  • Illinois Public Health Institute | Healthy and Active Communities Network
    Change Strategies Learning Collaboratives Obesity Action Roadmap Accreditation and Mock Review Collaborative QI Learning Collaboratives CCCD Archived Projects Health and Information Technology Data Across Sectors for Health DASH Illinois Framework Stakeholder Engagement Project IMPACT Provider Enrollment Communications BIP Stakeholder Engagement CHIT Archived Projects About IPHI Board of Directors Staff Directory Staff Representation Funders Positions available at IPHI Contact Us Public Health Links Privacy Policy Reports Publications You are here Home Center for Policy and Partnership Initiatives Healthy and Active Communities Network Healthy and Active Communities Network A network of communities working to increase healthy eating and active living in Illinois From the Mississippi River to Lake Michigan communities throughout Illinois are busy building healthier places to live In recent years the state has been plagued by some of the nation s highest rates of chronic disease and obesity but engaged communities and local coalitions are working relentlessly to turn that trend The Illinois Public Health Institute started the Healthy and Active Communities Network HACN to support local initiatives by providing a venue for sharing lessons learned and aligning goals and strategies to build sustainable change through influencing policy systems and environments As the Institute of Medicine has noted It is unreasonable to expect that people will change their behavior so easily when so many forces in the social cultural and physical environment conspire against change The Network aspires to create an Illinois in which all people rural suburban and urban have safe and healthy places to learn work play and pray As the grassroots network of the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity IAPO we have the power to achieve the IAPO goal of seeing level obesity trends in Illinois in 2015 and to move the trend downward by 2018 Click here to learn more about the Healthy and Active Communities

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  • Illinois Public Health Institute | Enhancing Physical Education in Illinois
    Force submitted its final recommendations and report to the Illinois State Board of education in April 2015 Enhanced P E Resources Reports The Illinois Enhanced P E Strategic Plan The Illinois Enhance P E Task Force Final Report The Illinois Enhance P E Task Force Executive Summary The Stakeholder and Expert Task Force on Physical Education Final Report Resources Fact Sheet Enhancing Physical Education in Illinois How investing in P E Yields Higher Learners Research Summary Exploring the Link between Physical Activity Fitness and Cognitive Function Enhanced P E Resource Guide This comprehensive guide provides links to resources related to Enhanced P E including professional development opportunities and classroom activities Webinars New Hosted by the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity s workgroup on Childhood Nutrition Physical Activity in Educational Settings Pump Up P E Ways to Effectively Engage Parents focused on how physical educators can better engage parents as champions of physical education and school health This webinar featured physical educators school leaders physicians and a parent who have all worked to promote physical education and community health in partnership with schools Participants learned practical strategies for when and how to engage parents and the role parents can plan in advocating for physical education and physical activity in schools Originally recorded on Monday January 25 2016 Listen here Brief registration required Enhancing P E in Illinois An Overview of New Learning Standards and Physical Education Requirements Access the recording here brief registration required Read description On October 1st 2014 this webinar provided information on the new learning standards for physical development and health and the requirements set forth in the two new laws related to physical education The webinar provided a brief overview of requirements the science behind them and the basics of when how they need to be implemented This webinar was intended for superintendents principals school board members other school officials teacher preparation programs and health advocates looking to learn more about the changes to physical education requirements in schools Enhancing P E in Illinois Tips for Implementing the New Learning Standards for Physical Development and Health Access the recording here brief registration required Read description This webinar provided tips for implementing the new learning standards in the schools and classrooms across the state Deb Vogel and Sandy Noel members of the Enhanced P E Task Force who worked on the revisions led participants through a series of exercises aimed at helping them understand the changes and additions to the learning standards and how to adapt their class curriculum and activities to the new standards This webinar was intended for teachers curriculum specialists school health advocates and others working with schools to implement enhanced physical education Enhanced P E Making the Connection Between Physical Activity Learning Behavior Health Access the recording here Read description This 1 hour webinar featured members of the Enhance P E Taskforce including the State Superintendent of Education and representatives from the Illinois Association of School Administrators the Illinois Principals Association and IAHPERD with

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