The Will County Health Department’s involvement in MAPP is the result of two specific requirements that produce done 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. . They may provide 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
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 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.
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, including: diabetes, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, hypertension, kidney failure, sleep disorders and even asthma. The excess consumption of sugar sweetened 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