Illinois Project for Local Assessment of Needs (IPLAN)

Executive Summary

The Ogle County Health Department (OCHD) has completed the 2020 IPLAN (Illinois Project for Local Assessment of Needs). The Project was delayed from 2020 to 2022 with the approval of the IDPH (Illinois Department of Public Health) due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. The assessments and community health improvement plan that make up the IPLAN are required by state statue to maintain certification status for the local health department. Certification of the local health department grants local agencies the authority to enforce public health codes, ordinances, and laws. The methodology and assessment findings are summarized in this document. The assessment and processes described in this reported were conducted from February of 2020 to January of 2022. The health department used the Mobilizing Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) to complete the entire process. During this process the department has identified 3 strategic health related issues that will be the focus of the department for the next five years. OCHD strongly encourages other community organizations to use the IPLAN and the data from the four assessment to guide their work.

  1. Access to Care
  2. Chronic Disease
  3. Mental Health

The finding from the assessments and health priorities will be key components for the Ogle County Health Departments strategic planning for the next 5 years. The department intends to have meaningful impact in the 3 health priorities that have been chosen. OCHD hopes to use a whole community approach when addressing these issues. The documents and plans are intended to be living documents which will be reviewed and adjusted at least annually.

IPLAN 2020
Local Public Health System Assessment
Community Health Status Assessment
Community Themes and Strengths
Forces of Change Assessment