A community driven effort to improve health and wellness in the  Heart of Illinois.    

Our Partnership

The Partnership for a Healthy Community is a community-driven effort to improve health and wellness in Central Illinois. Multiple organizations, sectors, and the public participate in population health planning to identify and prioritize health needs and quality of life issues, map and leverage community resources, and form effective partnerships to implement health improvement strategies in Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford Counties.


Using actionable data to identify health needs and priorities, including those related to health disparities, health inequities, and the social determinants of health, the Partnership for a Healthy Community developed the 2016-2019 Community Health Improvement Plan

Partnership Committee:

Collaborative Partners:

Advocate Eureka Hospital

Advocates for Access

American Cancer Society

Association for the Developmentally Disabled of Woodford County

Bradley University

Center for Prevention of Abuse

Central Illinois Area Health Education Center

Central Illinois Friends

Central Illinois Health Information Exchange

Champaign Urbana Public Health District

Chestnut Health Systems

Children’s Home

City of Eureka

City of Pekin

City of Peoria

Easter Seals of Central Illinois

El Paso EMS

Eureka Apostolic Christian Home

Eureka College

Eureka School District

Eureka Public Library

Eureka United Methodist Church

Family Core

First Free Methodist Church

Gateway Foundation

Gifts in the Moment

Good Beginnings Center

Goodfield State Bank

Greater Peoria Economic Development Council

Heart of Illinois United Way

Heartline & Heart house

Heartland Community Health Clinic

Hopedale Medical Complex

Hult Center for Healthy Living

Human Service Center

Illinois Alcohol & Drug Evaluation Services

Illinois Cancer Care

Illinois Central College

Illinois Institute of Addiction Recovery

Indiana State University

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Metamora Township High School

Methodist College

Million Hearts

Molina Healthcare

 National Alliance on Mental Health

Neighborhood House

OSF St. Francis Healthcare

Pekin District 108

Pekin Hospital

Pekin Police Department

Pekin YMCA

Peoria City/County Health Department

Peoria County Bright Futures

Peoria County Government

Peoria Housing Authority

Peoria County Sheriff’s Department

Peoria Journal Star

Peoria Police Department

Peoria Public Library

Peoria Public School District 150

Regional Office of Education

Roanoke Benson School District

Roanoke Mennonite Church

Rock Creek Bible Church

South Side Mission

Susan G. Komen Foundation

Tazewell County Government

Tazewell County Health Department

Tazewell County Emergency Management Agency

Tazewell County Probation

Tazewell County Resource Center

Tazewell/Woodford County Head Start

Tazwood Center for Wellness

Think First: Illinois Neurological Institute

Unity Point Health

University of Illinois

University of Illinois College of Medicine

University of Illinois COMP

University of Illinois Chicago

University of Illinois Extension

University of Missouri

Unland Companies

Ward Chapel AME

We Care

Women’s Pregnancy Center

Woodford County Housing Authority

Woodford County Emergency Management Agency

Woodford County Government

Woodford County Health Department

Woodford County Probation

Woodford County Sheriff’s Department

Woodford County Special Education Association

Woodford County Zoning

History of the Partnership:

The origins of the Partnership for a Healthy Community (Partnership) began with a 2-year grant issued in 2012 through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Community Transformation Grants (CTG) to support public health efforts to reduce chronic disease and promote healthy lifestyles. In 2013, Quality Quest and the Central Illinois Wellness Council, two area groups with community health goals, merged into the Partnership to combine their objectives, CTG objectives, and the strategic community health priorities identified by the Peoria City/County Health Department. To promote the use of evidence-based resources to improve health, the Partnership developed a broad network of area organizations by Helping Others Provide Encouragement (HOPE) Network. In 2015, to address the changing needs of the community, the Partnership again leveraged community efforts to focus on strategic health priorities as identified the following year in the 2016 Tri-County Community Health Plan for Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford Counties.

Historical Documents: