Strategic Plan 2016-2020

NIPHC Goals and Objectives

Goal 1: Enact a regional policy agenda to promote community health priorities.

  • Influence public health decisions made at the local, state and federal level that affect the northern Illinois region.
  • Develop a regional policy position to revise the Illinois Administrative Code Section 600.400:  Certified Local Health Department Code Public Health Practice Standards to support a regional approach to community health assessment and planning incorporating cross-jurisdictional and local hospital systems required to complete Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). 
  • Work with IDPH partners in making accreditation reciprocal to IPLAN Certification incorporating principles of deemed status.

Goal 2: Ensure the regional public health infrastructure is maintained and optimally enhanced.

  • Adopt NACCHO's operational definition of a local health department.
  • Submit a collaborative grant proposal development process for NIPHC Board members to vet.

Goal 3: Enact a chronic disease action plan for the region.

  • Develop a Chronic Disease Action Plan proposal which shall include two collaborative policy, systems or environmental (PSE) change initiatives to be executed regionally, with coordinated media, including social media.
  • Chronic Disease Committee members join planning or coordinated planning efforts related to the Chronic Disease Action Plan at the regional or state-wide level.
  • Chronic Disease Committee provides a report to the NIPHC board on the Chronic Disease Action Plan and provides a proposal for 2018 Chronic Disease Action Plan.

Alignment with LHD Community Health Improvement plan priorities: 

Identified IPLAN Priorities among NIPHC LHDs (number of member LHDs prioritizing in top 3-5):