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Study shows potential health and financial impact of tax on soda

Study shows potential health and financial impact of tax on soda

According to a Harvard study released last month, if Philadelphia enacts a tax on soda, the city would prevent 36,000 cases of obesity and more than 2,200 cases of diabetes as well as save almost $200 million in health-care costs.
Wednesday, June 01 2016 0 Comments

Archived Webinar: Adaptation of Behavioral Evidence-based Interventions in Lupus Awareness and Care

Archived Webinar: Adaptation of Behavioral Evidence-based Interventions in Lupus Awareness and Care

View presentation from May 23 Lupus awareness webinar
Wednesday, May 25 2016 0 Comments

AmeriCorps Program Full-Time Host Site Application Open- Deadline to Apply is May 16

AmeriCorps Program Full-Time Host Site Application Open- Deadline to Apply is May 16

The IPHA AmeriCorps Program is currently seeking host site locations for the 2016-2017 full-time term of service. Deadline to apply is May 16
Tuesday, May 10 2016 0 Comments

Health Department Joins Partners for Free Hepatitis Health Fair

Health Department Joins Partners for Free Hepatitis Health Fair

In observance of National Hepatitis Testing Day, the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center will host a free hepatitis health fair in conjunction with Walgreens, GlenLake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and other community partners.
Wednesday, May 04 2016 0 Comments

Engaging Youth for Positive Change (EYPC) Facilitator Training Announcement

Engaging Youth for Positive Change (EYPC) Facilitator Training Announcement

EYPC is targeted to youth ages 13-18, and trains facilitators to guide youth in identifying the change they or their community desires, in learning about the workings of local governing bodies, and to engage friends, neighbors, and business leaders in their efforts, and to communicate with elected officials.
Wednesday, April 13 2016 0 Comments

NIU Smoke Free Campus Focus Groups - Chance to earn $100!

NIU Smoke Free Campus Focus Groups - Chance to earn $100!

IPHA will be conducting focus groups at NIU on April 28th, 2016 and is calling on students who are tobacco users to participate. Students chosen to participate in the focus groups will receive $100 in compensation.
Friday, April 08 2016 0 Comments

SIU-Carbondale Smoke Free Campus Focus Groups - Chance to earn $100!

SIU-Carbondale Smoke Free Campus Focus Groups - Chance to earn $100!

IPHA will be conducting focus groups at SIU-Carbondale on April 27th, 2016 and is calling on students who are tobacco users to participate.
Friday, April 08 2016 0 Comments

Webinar: Cultural Competency for Public Health Professionals

Webinar: Cultural Competency for Public Health Professionals

This webinar will provide the basics about cultural competency to health professionals working in the public health clinical and community sectors and is appropriate for both new learners and experienced health professionals.
Friday, April 08 2016 0 Comments

Check Illinois' ratings for 10 policies/practices in CDC’s Prevention Status Reports

Check Illinois' ratings for 10 policies/practices in CDC’s Prevention Status Reports

The CDC's Prevention Status Reports (PSRs) highlight—for all 50 states and the District of Columbia—the status of public health policies and practices designed to address 10 important public health problems.
Friday, March 11 2016 0 Comments

Create customized maps with the heart disease and stroke data you choose

Create customized maps with the heart disease and stroke data you choose

CDC’s Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke, an online mapping tool, documents geographic disparities in heart disease and stroke.
Wednesday, March 02 2016 0 Comments

AmeriCorps Program Seeks Summer Host Site Organizations

AmeriCorps Program Seeks Summer Host Site Organizations

Organizations are needed to host IPHA AmeriCorps Members for the Summer
Wednesday, February 24 2016 0 Comments

Gov. Rauner’s Budget Cuts Funding for Critical Cancer-Fighting Programs

Gov. Rauner’s Budget Cuts Funding for Critical Cancer-Fighting Programs

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) issues statement in response to Gov. Bruce Rauner's plan for the state budget.
Wednesday, February 17 2016 0 Comments

Population Health Inquiry Webinar

Population Health Inquiry Webinar

Join this webinar for a discussion on population health inquiries outcomes on February 23.
Tuesday, February 09 2016 0 Comments

Asthma Burden Update on the Cost of Asthma

Asthma Burden Update on the Cost of Asthma

IDPH has announced the availability of a new asthma burden document on cost.
Tuesday, February 02 2016 0 Comments

Zika Declared International Public Health Emergency

Zika Declared International Public Health Emergency

ublic health workers in the Americas and beyond are on alert, following evidence that Zika may be linked to serious birth defects.
Tuesday, February 02 2016 0 Comments

WHO Announces a Public Health Emergency of International Concern

WHO Announces a Public Health Emergency of International Concern

WHO Director-General summarizes the outcome of the Emergency Committee on Zika
Monday, February 01 2016 0 Comments

Zika Virus Information

Zika Virus Information

IPHA provides information on the Zika virus and mosquito bite prevention
Thursday, January 28 2016 0 Comments

2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Published every 5 years for public health professionals, the Dietary Guidelines helps Americans make healthy food and beverage choices and serve as the foundation for vital nutrition policies and programs across the United States
Thursday, January 07 2016 0 Comments

Make 2016 your healthiest year yet!

Make 2016 your healthiest year yet!

Find ways to boost your health and well-being, and be an inspiration.
Sunday, January 03 2016 0 Comments

2015 America’s Health Rankings: How healthy is Illinois?

2015 America’s Health Rankings: How healthy is Illinois?

The annual America’s Health Rankings report, published by the United Health Foundation was released this week.
Friday, December 11 2015 0 Comments

IPHA negotiates agreement with CDD to offer diagnostic testing at discounted costs

IPHA negotiates agreement with CDD to offer diagnostic testing at discounted costs

IPHA is pleased to announce an agreement with Center for Disease Detection (CDD), that will offer Illinois local health departments and state clinics special discounted pricing for sexually transmitted infection (STI) and other diagnostic testing.
Wednesday, December 09 2015 0 Comments

AmeriCorps Member Applications Being Accepted

AmeriCorps Member Applications Being Accepted

IPHA's AmeriCorps Program is looking for individuals to serve a 7 month term of service that starts in January
Wednesday, December 02 2015 0 Comments

World AIDS Day is December 1st

World AIDS Day is December 1st

CDC's Act Against AIDS Campaign provides ways to commemorate World AIDS Day
Monday, November 30 2015 0 Comments

Vaccinate IL Week Webinar

Vaccinate IL Week Webinar

The Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics will be presenting a webinar on the importance of flu vaccine.
Wednesday, November 18 2015 0 Comments

Healthy People 2020 webinar: Empowering people to manage their diabetes

Healthy People 2020 webinar: Empowering people to manage their diabetes

Join Healthy People 2020 and the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance on Thursday, December 10 for a webinar highlighting evidence-based resources and strategies focused on diabetes self-management education.
Wednesday, November 18 2015 0 Comments

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