A vision is a compelling and inspiring image of a desired and possible future that a community seeks to achieve. Through the visioning process, the community develops a shared vision and common values. A vision provides a picture of the long-range results of the planning process and what will be accomplished when the strategies developed are implemented. It illustrates what community health will look like when a successful public health system is in place.
In April 2009, during the first iteration of the MAPP framework, the MAPP Steering Committee adopted the following vision statement:
In Will County every life has value. All individuals have the opportunity to realize their full potential and to achieve the highest quality of life. We are a community rich in diversity, where involvement and commitment have deep roots among our residents.
We strive to be a progressive community that maximizes the use of community partnerships and collaboration among all sectors to ensure, enhance and promote comprehensive, quality and equitable education, healthcare and social services.
During the second round of the MAPP process, the vision statement was re-visited in a survey of the MAPP Collaborative. In June 2013 members were asked how certain they are that the vision statement is reflective of Will County. Approximately 64% of the survey respondents were certain or very certain that the statement was reflective of the county. Results are included in the Survey Analysis of the Will County MAPP Collaborative Survey Results. (See Phase One, Organizing for Success)