MAPP FALL FORUM SET FOR OCT 6TH AT PRESENCE ST JOE

MAPP FALL FORUM SET FOR OCT 6TH AT PRESENCE ST JOE

Eighth annual Fall Forum for Will County MAPP Collaborative

Will County's Mobilizing Action for Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) Collaborative will be hosting their 8th annual Fall Forum.
KNOW WHERE TO GO (PERHAPS NOT THE EMERGENCY ROOM): THE EFFORT CONTINUES

KNOW WHERE TO GO (PERHAPS NOT THE EMERGENCY ROOM): THE EFFORT CONTINUES

Medical Home vs Emergency Romm

An effort launched in the Summer of 2016 that continues today; designed 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.

KNOW WHERE TO GO

KNOW WHERE TO GO

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.

  • 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

To help you spread the word, MAPP has developed a tool kit that contains print and website collateral for partners to use at their offices and on their own website. The toolkit is available for immediate download at willknowwheretogo.org

*https://www.debt.org/medical/emergency-room-urgent-care-costs/

**https://www.academyhealth.org/files/publications/RschInsightMedHomes.pdf


RETHINK YOUR DRINK: It's for Everyone's Health

RETHINK YOUR DRINK: It's for Everyone's Health

Join the fight against sugar-sweetened beverages, the number one source of added sugar in our diets

Join the fight against sugar-sweetened beverages, the number one source of added sugar in our diets, by taking part in the Rethink Your Drink Campaign! The Rethink Your Drink Campaign is an educational campaign from the MAPP Chronic Care Action team, in partnership with the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity, to engage Will County citizens and agencies to reduce sugar-sweetened beverage consumption by:

  • Educating the public on the health hazards of consuming sugar-sweetened beverages
  • Identifying, developing, and activating community advocates to promote the campaign
  • Developing policies, environmental and systemic changes to reduce or eliminate sugar-sweetened beverages
New Health Issues Identified in Will County

New Health Issues Identified in Will County

Will County Community Health Needs Assessment 2017

WEWILL WorkHealthy Worksite Wellness Recognition Program

WEWILL WorkHealthy Worksite Wellness Recognition Program

Creating a Culture of Wellness

The WEWILL WorkHealthy Worksite Wellness Recognition (WEWILL WorkHealthy Award) Program is an initiative of the Will County MAPP Collaborative Chronic Care Action Team to recognize worksites throughout Will County that are engaging in worksite wellness best practices. This program was developed to support the long-term goal of the Chronic Care Action Team to decrease obesity among Will County residents and was first implemented in 2013. The members of the Chronic Care Action Team include representatives from various organizations in Will County dedicated to improving chronic care issues.

The WEWILL WorkHealthy Award application is intended to be comprehensive. The intent is to represent a wide range of Will County worksites that are committed to improving employee health and well-being.

MAPP'S "WEWILL WORKHEALTHY AWARD PROGRAM" SEEKS NOMINEES

MAPP'S "WEWILL WORKHEALTHY AWARD PROGRAM" SEEKS NOMINEES

Looking to Improve Employee Health and Well-Being

WEWILL WORKHEALTHY AWARD PROGRAM TO RECOGNIZE WILL COUNTY’S HEALTHIEST WORKSITES Community Initiative Aims To Reduce Chronic Illness, Promote Worksite Health.

WILL COUNTY RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO TAKE QUALITY OF LIFE SURVEY

WILL COUNTY RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO TAKE QUALITY OF LIFE SURVEY

MAPP Program Collaborative Seeks Your Input

 

Joliet- All Will County residents are invited to take an online survey about the quality of life in Will County. 

WILL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO TAKE ONLINE QUALITY OF LIFE SURVEY

WILL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO TAKE ONLINE QUALITY OF LIFE SURVEY

Will County MAPP Collaborative Looking for Your Opinion on Variety of Issues

Joliet- You are invited to help set the agenda for Will County's future by taking about ten minutes to respond to this online quality of life survey.  MAPP and the Will County Health Department very much appreciate your input.
CATCH Kids Club and Junior Master Gardener Grants Available to Will County Schools and Community Organizations

CATCH Kids Club and Junior Master Gardener Grants Available to Will County Schools and Community Organizations

Two CATCH grants still available!!!

The Will County Partners for Healthy Families is pleased to announce the availability of funding for four grants this year.  Two grants are allocated for the for University of Illinois Extension Junior Master Gardener (JMG) Program in Will County and two grants are allocated for the CATCH Kids Club of Will County.  These funds support a community program addressing obesity through nutrition education and physical activity in school-age children (grades K-8) participating in after-school and community recreation programs. 

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