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 Departments.
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
    1.  Substance Abuse
    2.  Mental Health
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.