State Health Improvement Plan
Under Public Act 93-0975, Illinois is required to produce a State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) every four years. SHIP must include priorities and strategies for health status and public health system improvement in Illinois, with a focus on prevention. It also must address reducing racial, ethnic, geographic, age and socioeconomic health disparities. The plan is produced by a team of public, private and voluntary sector stakeholders appointed by the director of the Illinois Department of Public Health.
|2010 Illinois State Health Improvement Plan - PDF|
SHIP Background Planning Documents 2009 - 2010
This initial plan envisions optimal physical, mental and social well-being for all people in Illinois through a high-functioning public health system comprised of active public, private and voluntary partners.
The plan focuses on several key system priorities and outcomes that, when achieved, will support health improvement across a wide range of health issues. In addition, the Plan has identified four priority health conditions as risk factors for a number of diseases and disabilities. Strategic, system-focused planning has resulted in a State Health Improvement Plan that can be embraced and implemented by all.
In developing the plan, the Illinois State Board of Health held three public hearings at: Mount Vernon, on Aug. 4, 2006; Bloomington, on Aug. 8, 2006; and, Chicago, on Aug. 9, 2006. Testimony from these hearings and comments submitted in writing by numerous stakeholders are documented in one of the SHIP Supporting Documents.
SHIP Supporting Documents
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