The MAPP Project was established in 2008 as an effort to meet the IRS guidelines for not‐for‐profit hospitals and the requirements of the Illinois Department of Public Health for local health department certification. A 25 member steering committee guided the community through the MAPP Strategic Planning Framework. The assessment phase was completed in 2010, with approval of the plan in January 2011.
The Will County MAPP Collaborative was formed following the completion of the MAPP Project in 2011. The second iteration of the MAPP process began in September 2012 and was completed in May 2014. The third round of the MAPP process began in January 2016.
The MAPP Executive Committee meets bi-monthly to provide oversight to the ongoing MAPP process and make recommendations to the overall operations of the MAPP Collaborative. A program coordinator was appointed in March 2013. The coordinator is a full‐time staff member of the Will County Health Department, with partial funding by the Will County MAPP Collaborative. Action Teams were established around the identified priorities and have been implementing action plans and strategies to address those needs. The action teams are led by chairs and co‐chairs from partner organizations. Most of the teams meet monthly or bi‐monthly as needed. Organizations involved in the MAPP Executive Committee are listed below.
• AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook
• Aunt Martha's Youth Services
• Catholic Charities
• Chestnut Health Systems
• Easterseals Joliet Region, Inc.
• Edward Hospital
• Governors State University
• New Life Church
• Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center
• Senior Services of Will County
• Silver Cross Hospital
• Stepping Stones, Inc.
• United Way of Will County
• Will County Community Health Center
• Will County Executive's Office
• Will County Health Department
• Will-Grundy Medical Clinic
The Data, Evaluation, and Monitoring Team (DEM) was established to review and monitor the progress of the Action Teams, and maintain and update data for the Community Health Status Assessment. The team also serves as a resource for the data needs of the Action Teams.
The general membership consists of partners who are not involved directly with an Action Team, but participate as appropriate for their organization. They contribute to the overall assessment process and some implementation strategies.
The Will County MAPP Collaborative initiated the third round of the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) process in 2016. All four assessments are now available online.
Click on the following links below to view the full reports.