May 5, 2010
Your Chance to Improve Public Health in Illinois
State public health director invites communities to give input in the State Health Improvement Plan
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – This is the public’s chance to give input into improving the public health system in Illinois. Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Damon T. Arnold is inviting health organizations, businesses, governments, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, not-for-profit groups and the public in general to attend one of three hearings to offer input on updating the State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP). The SHIP is a long-term, strategic roadmap for improving the public health system and the health of Illinois’ residents. As required in Public Act 93-0975, the State Board of Health will hold three public hearings addressing the draft of the plan. The SHIP is presented to the governor for presentation to the General Assembly every four years.
The SHIP identifies areas that both government and private organizations can work on to help prevent disease and promote the overall health of the state. The draft plan being reviewed identifies the following strategic issues and outcomes:
Public Health System Priorities
Priority Health Concerns:
To see a draft of the new State Health Improvement Plan, log onto http://www.idph.state.il.us/ship/index.htm.
If you would like to attend one of the meetings or provide input:
of Public Health
535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, Illinois 62761
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