September 28th Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity Coalition Meeting!

Registration is now available for the Sept. 28th IAPO in-person coalition meeting in Normal, IL!

IAPO is excited to announce two of the meeting speakers who will talk about policy and funding trends related to health and obesity prevention. They are:

Giridhar Mallya, Senior Policy Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Jack Kaplan, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, United Way of Illinois

Join IAPO to hear these and other great speakers, provide input into the 2017 IAPO advocacy agenda, and network with others passionate about healthy eating, active living, and health equity!

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Register here: http://preventobesityil.org/all-iapo-meeting-in-bloomington-normal-sept-28-2016/

Faith Communities Fostering Resilience Webinar

The Center for Faith and Community Health Transformation, Office for Community Engagement and Neighborhood Health Partnerships, Chicago Department of Public Health, Chicago Safe Start, Advocate Health Care, and MCPHP partnered to provide the Faith and Communities Fostering Resilience: The Power of Congregations to Health the Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) webinar on April 20th, 2016.

To view a recording of the webinar click here. Presentation slides can be viewed by clicking here and here.

For a list of resources provided during the webinar see below or click here.

Webinar – Collaborations Between Hospitals and Faith Orgs

Collaboration between Hospitals and Faith Organizations to Improve Community Health

Webinar description from hpoe.org:

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View this webinar from Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence (HPOE) that focuses on two hospital-interfaith collaborations, one in Memphis that has been in existence for nine years and another in Maryland that is in its earliest stages. Since these collaborations have enormous potential for promoting health, especially among at-risk populations, and help avoid unnecessary re-hospitalizations, the potential for creating such collaboratives in different communities across the country will be explored.

View the webinar and materials here: http://www.hpoe.org/resources/hpoe-live-webinars/2736

College of Medicine at Peoria to Kick-Off Illinois Rural Health Association’s 26th Annual Conference

The Illinois Rural Health Association (IRHA) will host its 26th Annual Educational Conference August 13th -14th at the Embassy Suites River Front Conference Center in East Peoria.  The theme of this year’s conference is Embracing Change in Rural Health Care”. For more information, please view the PDF document . Annual IRHA Conference Brochure 2015