The Will County Health Department’s involvement in MAPP is the result of two specific requirements, completed by this organization. Every five years local health departments in the state of Illinois are required to complete a needs assessment and community health plan, known as IPLAN (Illinois Project for Local Assessment of Need). Also, hospitals in Illinois are required to complete a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) every three years. In Will County, the resulting MAPP Collaborative consists of a broad cross section of organizations and individuals. MAPP is designed to provide a community-driven, comprehensive framework for assessing needs and addressing strategic issues. This process is completed every three to five years through cross sectors; such as transportation, environmental, faith-based organizations, school districts, and many more including the local healthcare systems. Providing one or more of the essential core public health functions; including, but not limited to, community based organizations, social service agencies, hospitals, community health centers, local health department, schools, colleges and universities, law enforcement and businesses.
Need Food? We are here for YOU!
The MAPP Collaborative has coordinated several Mobile Food Pantries throughout Will County. See attached Flyer for more information on where to find the next Mobile Food Pantry. More information on Food Access to micro-pantries, mobile food pantries and more can be found visiting the link below.
CLICK HERE: https://arcg.is/1uiXCi
The Diabetes Resource Guide was created by the Chronic Disease Action Team of the Will County Mobilizing For Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) Collaborative as a resource to help Will County, Illinois residents to more effectively reduce complications associated with diabetes, provide risk awareness education, and resources for disease management.
The Will County Community Health Center continues to offer Diabetes Group Educational Sessions every other Friday with Certified Diabetes Educator Dolly Agba.
These special Diabetes informational sessions take place from 8:30 AM to 10 AM in the CHC’s lower level conference room. Upcoming dates include:
To take the Diabetes Risk Test to see if you may be an individual with prediabetes or diabetes
More Information on individuals living with prediabetes and diabetes…
CLICK HERE: Prediabetes Education English
CLICK HERE: Prediabetes Education Spanish
We Will Work Healthy Award
The WEWILL Work Healthy award program is an initiative of the MAPP Collaborative to promote a culture of wellness in the workplace. The award program recognizes Will County workplaces that are committed to improving employee health and well-being through six main areas of worksite wellness: health promotion/education, physical activity, mental health, environmental health, nutrition, and safety. Join the county in supporting health and wellness right from your own organization! Learn more…..
Will County residents are invited to join in on the physical fun. Local sponsored established gyms have partnered with the MAPP (Mobilizing for Action Through Planning and Partnerships) collaborative to endorse physical fitness courses lead by certified fitness instructors, and are available from June through August of 2019 all throughout the county at various time and locations. Please check the fitness class schedule for locations and times. Health and Wellness begins and ends with YOU!
For a complete schedule
According to the National Centers for Disease Control, nearly a third of all U.S. children and more than 65 percent of adults are overweight, or obese. Some 65.7 percent of Will County residents are overweight or obese, and the extra pounds most of us carry leads to life-altering chronic conditions.
Obesity is linked to dozens of chronic diseases and conditions, increasing the intake of high sodium and sugar beverages (SSB) is a major factor in the U.S. obesity problem. Click here for more REASONS TO RETHINK YOUR DRINK.
MAPP has launched an effort to help residents find and utilize a Medical Home as an alternative to ER’s, as well as Quick Care Clinics for medical non-emergencies. Collectively we can reduce non-emergency visits to the ER’s, lower healthcare costs, and benefit everyone. Consider these statistics:
- Getting care from a medical home decreases the costs of your care on average by 500%*• $18,000,000,000 could be saved per year, if a medical home is used instead of ER for care*
- When you have a medical home, care is higher quality and more accessible**
- 102,424 adults in Will County do not have a medical home
For more on MAPP programs go to http://willcountyhealth-dev.org/will-county-mobilizing-for-action-through-planning-and-partnerships-mapp/.
General MAPP information is available at https://www.naccho.org/programs/public-health-infrastructure/performance-improvement/community-health-assessment/mapp.