The Marion County Health Department conducted the Illinois Project
for Local Assessment of Needs (IPLAN) in 2015.  This project is
mandated by the State of Illinois for certified Local Health
Community partners were brought together to examine the county's
health issues and to develop a Community Health Improvement Plan.  
This Community Health Improvement Plan was developed to focus
community resources on priority health problems.  The three priorities
for 2016-2021 are as follows:
   1.  Substance Abuse
   2.  Mental Health
   3.  Obesity
The community partners looked at existing efforts and focused on
filling gaps in services.  The plan includes outcome objectives, impact
objectives and strategies to address the three priority health
problems.  It is the goal of the Marion County Health Department and
community partners to utilize the IPLAN to provide quality health care
to the community.