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At the MidAmerica Center for Public Health Practice (MCPHP), our team collaborates with local, regional, and national partners to improve population health through public health workforce development. Located at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, MCPHP offers a continuum of consulting services and technical assistance for practice organizations. By linking workforce development initiatives to the strategic needs of partner organizations, we provide customized solutions to address the current challenges in public health practice.


Latest News and Events


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/

Register for Stakeholder Health Live Stream!

Stakeholder Health – Register Here!

Thursday, June 9th, 2016 | 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm (CT)

Stakeholder Health – a learning collaborative of over 50 health systems – is a voluntary movement of people working within hospital health systems who see in the current policy environment the opportunity to address the underlying causes of poor health in their communities by strategically shifting existing resources and partnering with diverse stakeholders.

Stakeholder Health is preparing to release their second document, a book entitled, Stakeholder Health: Insights from New Systems of Health (Edited by Teresa Cutts and Jim Cochrane) in June, 2016.  The book, developed with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is a rich and detailed review of some of the best practices in the areas of community health improvement, as well as clinical and community partnerships, spanning 11 chapters.

This meeting is an opportunity for health systems in the Midwest to learn about and join the Stakeholder Health movement and to begin to identify opportunities for forward-leaning partnerships that fundamentally improve the health and quality of life in the communities we serve.

Register Here: http://www.cvent.com/d/4fq50x