Development of Support for Sugared Sweetened Beverage Tax
Learning Areas:Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Discuss the increase in awareness of the data supporting the national movement to address the health harms of sugary drinks. Discuss the challenges and opportunities in advocating for increased investment in prevention through an excise tax on sugary drinks in Illinois. Identify effective messaging and communications strategies for advocating for an excise tax on sugary drinks.
Keyword(s): Public Health Policy, Obesity
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Janna Simon, MPH, is the Program Associate, Policy Advocacy and Organizing at the Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI). Her work focuses primarily on policy, systems, and environmental changes for obesity prevention through coordination of the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity. Janna was a Senior Policy Analyst and Schweitzer Program Associate at Health & Medicine Policy Research Group she focused on improving the healthcare system for the city and stateâs most vulnerable populations.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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