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Title: Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity

Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity
  • Building a Healthier Chicago
  • All-Stakeholders Meeting
  • February 26, 2010

Obesity Epidemic in Illinois
  • One in five Illinois children are obese, the
    fourth worst rate in the nation.
  • Illinois ranks in the top ten states for
    obese/overweight adolescents (ages 10-17 years).
  • Two-thirds of all Illinoisans are overweight or

Economic Impact
  • In Illinois, adult obesity alone currently adds
    3.4 billion to annual health care costs,
    including 1 billion to Medicaid and 800 million
    to Medicare.
  • 56 of publicly insured children are overweight
    or obese (the highest state prevalence in the

Strategy to Reverse Obesity Trends
  • The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI)
  • Supports active engagement of public health
    stakeholders in multiple sectors
  • Supports coordination of efforts at all
    government levels to address public health
  • Envisions and achieves change to improve public
    health together with stakeholders
  • Accomplishments State Health Improvement Plan

Strategy to Reverse Obesity Trends
  • State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP)
  • Vision
  • Obesity priorities (nutrition and physical
  • The Obesity Prevention Act (PA96-0155),
  • Informs policy makers of solutions and promotes
    coordination of existing initiatives through
    three public hearings.

Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity
  • A broad range of stakeholders working to combat
    the obesity epidemic in Illinois.
  • Share a common vision and beliefs
  • Shaping and advancing statewide solutions to
    reverse dangerous obesity trends.

Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity Leadership
Illinois Association for Health, Physical
Education, Recreation and Dance Illinois
Association of Public Health Administrators Illino
is Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
Illinois Hospital Association Illinois Local
Food Farm Coalition Illinois Maternal and
Child Health Coalition Illinois Public Health
Association Illinois Public Health
Institute Midwest Business Group on
Health Northern Illinois Public Health Consortium
Ounce of Prevention Fund Salud Latina Southern
Illinois Healthcare University of Illinois
Chicago School of Public Health Voices for
Illinois Children YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
Active Transportation Alliance American
Association of Retired People-Illinois American
Cancer Society Illinois Division American Heart
Association-Midwest Affiliate American Lung
Association of Illinois American Medical
Association Building a Healthier Chicago Chicago
Department of Public Health Chicago Hispanic
Health Coalition Consortium to Lower Obesity in
Chicago Children Cook County Department of
Public Health Heartland Human Care
Services Illinois Academy of Family Physicians
Illinois Action for Children Illinois African
American Coalition for Prevention
Phase 1 Public Hearings
  • A stepping stone to identify groups and begin
    building the grassroots.
  • Chicago- February 26th from 1pm-4pm
  • Springfield - March 8th from 10am-1pm
  • Carbondale- March 15th from 10am-1pm

Phase 2 Statewide Obesity Prevention
Summit September 2010
  • Engage a broader group of stakeholders
  • Identify solutions
  • Develop a call to action

Phase 3 Statewide Action
  • Coordinating and leveraging what is being done
  • Changing policy and investing more

Support the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity
  • Complete the Statement of Support
  • Promote the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity
  • Facebook
  • Join a working group
  • Attend the statewide summit

  • Elissa Bassler, CEO
  • Office 312-850-IPHI (4744)
  • Karen Berg, Project Manager
  • Office 773-279-9497