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ICAAP Members Testify at Illinois Obesity Prevention Act Hearings

Posted on: April 25, 2012

The Obesity Prevention Initiative Act (PA96-0155) required the Illinois Department of Public Health to hold three public hearings to gather testimony on the social and human costs of obesity and to highlight existing state and community level initiatives; identify existing plans and opportunities for action; inform policy makers and the public about effective solutions to the problem; and engage stakeholders to promote action to reduce obesity, improve nutrition and increase physical activity. ICAAP members Dr. David Dungan, Dr. Jason French, Dr. Cynthia Mears, and Dr. Krystal Revai each testified; their written remarks are available for download by clicking on their names.

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Rethink your Drink: The Impact of Sugar Loaded Beverages on the Obesity Epidemic & Clinical and Environmental Strategies to Reduce Consumption

Posted on: March 15, 2012

The Illinois Public Health Institute, in collaboration with American Heart Association, the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity, ICAAP, and many other partners, hosted a symposium exploring clinical approaches to reducing sugar loaded beverage consumption and changes in policy and environmental change that could reduce consumption.

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Breastfeeding Education Offered

Posted on: February 10, 2012

ICAAP will be hosting a webinar entitledThe Illinois Physicians’ Statement on Breastfeeding:  Implications for Practice Change” on Tuesday, March 6th from 5 – 6:00pm.

Click here to register for this free educational opportunity.

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ICAAP Forms Committee on Obesity

Posted on: January 13, 2012

Committee seeks interested individuals as members

In order to address pediatric obesity, ICAAP is forming a multidisciplinary Committee on Obesity. The Committee will consider factors and policies that influence health disparities, access to care, health outcomes, and clinical practice.

The Committee’s work over the next two years will focus on improving quality in obesity care, especially in the following areas:

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Systematic Review of Physical Activity and Performance at School

Posted on: January 4, 2012

A recently published review (Singh et al, 2012) in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine concludes that “physical activity is positively related to academic performance in children”. Researchers conducted a systematic literature review for any articles (published since 1990) that included 3 elements:  physical activity, academic achievement, and age (limited the search to include studies in which the subjects were 0 – 18 years old). A methodological quality assessment was conducted with the 14 qualifying studies to assess participation rate, study attrition, data collection, and data analysis. Just two of the fourteen studies were deemed to be of “high methodological quality” (having a score of at least 70%).

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Chicago Department of Public Health Releases Agenda

Posted on: August 17, 2011

The Chicago Department of Public Health has released Healthy Chicago, the department’s agenda for the next five years. Healthy Chicago sets priority areas, defines measurable goals, and identifies strategies for achieving those goals in twelve major subject areas, including Obesity Prevention and Healthy Mothers and Babies, which includes ICAAP’s work on breastfeeding promotion. To learn more or download the complete agenda, visit the CDPH website by clicking here.

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Physician Dinner Event: National and Local Breastfeeding Initiatives

Posted on: August 16, 2011

Physicians from throughout Cook County are invited to register for the upcoming National and Local Breastfeeding Initiatives: Physicians’ Update, a dinner event to unveil a new Illinois breastfeeding policy statement to physician stakeholders and to introduce Baby-Friendly hospital initiatives across Cook County. This event will be held the evening of Wednesday, September 21, 2011, at Rush University Medical Center’s Professional Building, and will feature presentations from Baby-Friendly USA and others.

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Patient handouts available on healthy eating and physical activity

Posted on: July 26, 2010

Promoting Health

ICAAP’s Promoting Health obesity prevention initiatives aim to lower childhood obesity rates through its core projects that support pediatric practices and medical providers to provide the best quality of care through continuing medical education, quality improvement activities, linkages to community resources, and coordinated systems of care and linkages to community resources.

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Seeking Pediatrician Testimony for Obesity Prevention Public Hearings

Posted on: February 16, 2010

Illinois Department of Public Health will host a series of public hearings in early 2010 in accordance with the Obesity Prevention Initiative Act (PA 96-0155). The purpose of these hearings is to illuminate the social and human costs of obesity and to highlight existing state and community level initiatives;

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