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Support of the Federal Prevention and Public Health Fund:

Add your organization to a growing list of supporters, today!


Dear Friends,  


While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has many complex components, of particular importance to advocates for prevention is a section that starts to shift focus from spending money on treating sick people to preventing illness in the first place.


Section 4002 of the ACA created the Prevention and Public Health Fund (Fund) to address the many emerging health threats our country faces and the persistent chronic disease rates that we must begin to control. The Fund is intended to ensure a coordinated, comprehensive, sustainable, and accountable approach to improving our country's health outcomes through the most effective prevention and public health programs.


Last month, the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity's Leadership Council voted to endorse the Fund. The Leadership Council strongly encourages member organizations to sign on in support as well.


The Trust for America's Health is leading efforts to organize support for the Fund.  Approximately 700 national, state and local organizations have publicly expressed their support for the Fund. The growing list of organizations in support of the Fund has been referenced in Congressional hearings/debates on this issue. The list of supporters serves as an important advocacy tool in expressing the depth and breadth of support for the Fund.


Additional information about the Fund is available on the IAPO website. Click here for more information.


We urge you to add your organization

to the list of supporters, by contacting

Jackie Britz at jbritz@TFAH.ORG, today!


Also, please, help spread the word to other organizations. Click the blue "Send to a Colleague" button (below) and share this call to action with others who might be interested in adding their name to this ever-increasing list.




Warm Regards,

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Elissa BasslerElissa's Pic

Exec. Dir, Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity

CEO, Illinois Public Health Institute

954 W Washington Blvd

Suite 405 / Mailbox 10

Chicago, IL 60607

(312) 850-4744


About the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity
The Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity (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.  This initiative was launched and is coordinated by the Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI). 

With input from stakeholders throughout Illinois, IAPO developed the State Obesity Action Roadmap and our corresponding 3-Year Roadmap Goals to guide Illinois on a healthier path through changes in the way we work, play, learn, eat and live.

To learn more about IAPO, visit www.preventobesityil.org

Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity

Convened by the Illinois Public Health Institute   

954 W Washington Blvd

Suite 405 / Mailbox 10

Chicago, IL 60607

(312) 850-4744 voice

(312) 850-4040 fax