12:00 PM - CST

Event Information

October 28, 2020: 12:00pm – 1:30pm

An Overview of the Illinois Project for Local Assessment of Needs (IPLAN): Requirements, Compliance, and Certification

  • Nelson Agbodo, MS, MPH, DPA, Acting Chief, Division of Health Data and Policy, Office of Policy, Planning, and Statistics, Illinois Department of Public Health
  • Monica Hendrickson, MPH, Public Health Administrator, Peoria City/County Health Department

The Illinois Administrative Code requires local health departments (LHD) in Illinois to complete a community health needs assessment and health plan to fulfill the provisions for certification at least every five years.  The Illinois Project for Local Assessment of Needs (IPLAN) is grounded in the core functions of public health and addresses public health practice standards. The essential elements of IPLAN are an organizational capacity assessment; a community health needs assessment; and a community health plan, focusing on a minimum of three priority health problems.  This session will provide information and updates from IDPH about the IPLAN process.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the history and purpose of IPLAN.
  2. Identify the essential elements of creating an IPLAN for your community.
  3. Learn updates about the IPLAN process and current priorities at the state level.