Will County Residents Encouraged To “Rethink Your Drink”

Will County Residents Encouraged To “Rethink Your Drink”

Campaign Designed To Reduce Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Consumption

JOLIET – The Will County Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) Collaborative is proud to announce the launch of “Rethink Your Drink”, an educational campaign to encourage residents to reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks. The campaign is sponsored by the MAPP Chronic Care Action team and the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity. Sugar-sweetened beverages are the number one source of added sugar in the American diet. One can of soda contains more than the recommended daily sugar intake for an adult.

Do You “Know Where To Go?”

New Initiative Aims to Curb Emergency Room Abuse

JOLIET – Unnecessary emergency room (ER) visits cost area consumers billions of dollars during 2015, but a new initiative championed by Will County’s Mobilizing Action for Planning and Partnerships Collaborative (MAPP), is designed to reduce healthcare costs.

Will County Still Among State’s Healthiest Counties

Match Study Affirms Positive County Health Outcomes, Identifies Problem Areas

JOLIET – An important grant-funded study released early Wednesday, March 16, ranks Will County among Illinois’ healthiest counties.

2015 Will County MAPP Fall Forum

2015 Will County MAPP Fall Forum

Annual MAPP Meeting

Will County Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) Collaborative is hosting the annual meeting on October 8th. The Fall Forum is an opportunity for new and existing partners to come together and learn about issues concerning Will County. 

Study Ranks Will Among State’s Healthiest Counties, Again!

MAPP Collaborative Helps Keep Will County Healthy

JOLIET --­ An important grant-funded study released early Wednesday, March 25, ranks Will County among Illinois’ healthiest counties for the sixth consecutive year.

WEWILL WORKHEALTHY AWARD PROGRAM

WEWILL WORKHEALTHY AWARD PROGRAM

Recognize Will County’s Healthiest Worksites Community Initiative Aims To Reduce Chronic Illness, Promote Worksite Health

A worksite wellness initiative, spearheaded by more than 60 local organizations, looks to recognize Will County workplaces committed to improving employee health and well-being.

The MAPP Process

The MAPP Process

MAPP in Will County

In March 2013, the Will County MAPP Collaborative began preparation for the second round of MAPP, launching the Community Health Needs Assessment and Strategic Plan (CHNA) process.  This is required every three years for non-profit hospitals and every five years for local health departments.




The first round was completed on November 8, 2010,when the MAPP Steering Committee approved and adopted the MAPP Report and Community Health Plan. The Will County Board of Health approved and adopted the Community Health Plan (IPLAN) on January 19, 2011.

Launched in 2001 by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO), MAPP provides a phased process for broad based community planning in public health policy.

The 6 phases into which the MAPP process is divided are as follows: Organizing for Success, Visioning, Assessments, Strategic Issues, Goals & Strategies, and the Action Cycle. Among the benefits expected from adopting the MAPP planning process are:

  • Create a healthier community and a better quality of life.
  • Increase the visibility of public health within the community. 
  • Anticipate and manage change in the demand for and supply of health related services.
  • Create a stronger public health infrastructure. 
  • Engage the community and create community ownership for public health issues.

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

3rd Annual Anti-Stigma Symposium

Joliet Junior College hosts the 3rd Annual Anti-Stigma Symposium on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 2:00 pm - 9:30 pm. The event takes place in the J Building Cafeteria.  Come out and hear great speakers in the field of Behavioral Health. A community resource and networking hour is from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm.
New Website Finds You Help

New Website Finds You Help

Crisis Line and MAPP Team delivers WillFindUHelp.org

Have you asked yourself: “Where can I find help in this town?” If you have, then ask no more! Will County has a new website to help residents stay informed about services available to help those in need.

WEWILL Work Healthy Wellness Award

WEWILL Work Healthy Wellness Award

WEWILL WorkHealthy Workplace Award – Opportunities for Businesses of all Sizes

The WEWILL WorkHealthy 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.  Click Here to Apply
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