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.


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