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.

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. 
Assessments and Reports

Assessments and Reports

MAPP Documents

Assessment reports from the 2016 - 2017 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) are now available. 

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.
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