Healthy Communities Project 2006
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2006 IPLAN


The Knox County Health Department completed its IPLAN in September 2006

and identified the top six health priorities to focus on over the next five year

period (2006 – 2011). The priorities selected were these:

  • cardiovascular disease
  • respiratory disease
  • dental and oral health
  • access to primary and preventative health care
  • mental health
  • substance abuse.

July 28, 2006, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) approved

our community needs assessment and health plan (IPLAN) and granted the

Knox County Health Department certification as a local health department

for a period of five years.
Knox County Community Health Analysis (click to download, view, and

print in PDF- format):                  

Knox County Community Analysis:  2005                   
Knox County Executive Report and Summary of Findings:  2005
Knox County Community Analysis Health Community
(Update:  2007)


Knox County Community Health Improvement Plan (click to download,

view, and print in PDF- format):                    

Executive Summary and Community Health Improvement Planning
Appendix A: Incidence of Cardiovascular Disease    
Appendix B: Prevalence of Respiratory Disease                     
Appendix C: Prevalence of Poor Dental and Oral Health                     
Appendix D: Lack of Access to Primary and Preventative Health Care
Appendix E: Prevalence of Poor Mental Health                       
Appendix F: Prevalence of Substance Abuse