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The State Of Healthcare Of The Community

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Will County Health Department plays a major role in the state of healthcare of the community. WCHD is the fifth largest and most diverse public health agency in all of Illinois (). For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute ranks Will County among the upper 25th percentile of Illinois’ healthiest jurisdictions(). The mission of the Will County Health Department is to prevent disease and promote a healthier environment for all (). To that end, agency professionals assure the maintenance of flexible program initiatives and develop sound public health policies, based on a thorough assessment of community needs (). With over fifty-five programs and services and 320 staff members, the WCHD does it’s best to collect current public health data and continue to improve healthcare of the residents in Will County. The Will County Health Department consists of a board of health, the executive director, the assistant executive director, and three large divisions: Environmental Health, Family and Health Services, and behavioral Health Programs. The organizational chart is on Appendix ().
Administrative Division
Board of Health
The Board of Health is the decision making body of the Will County Health Department. It is composed of 12 members, who are appointed by the Will County Executive and the Will County Board. The members are a combination of Will County Health Department employees and others being from the community. For example, the
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