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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.

Healthy Illinois 2021 State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) - PDF

Previous SHIP Documents

2010 Illinois State Health Improvement Plan - PDF

SHIP Background Planning Documents 2009 - 2010

SHIP Team and Bylaws

2009 SHIP Assessments

2009 SHIP Assessment Findings

2007 Illinois State Health Improvement Plan - PDF

This initial plan envisioned 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 SHIP identified four priority health conditions as risk factors for a number of diseases and disabilities. Strategic, system-focused planning has resulted in a SHIP 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, Aug. 4, 2006; Bloomington, Aug. 8, 2006; and, Chicago, 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