FREE Community Health Database
In 2011 Memorial Health System's three hospitals conducted community health need assessments. Memorial Medical Center (Sangamon County), Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital (Logan County) and Taylorville Memorial Hospital (Christian County) worked with an internal team as well as community representatives to identify the top priorities of these counties: access to healthcare, cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes. Information on the assessment process and results are available online at www.choosememorial.org/healthycommunities.
HEALTHY COMMUNITIES INSTITUTE
AIso available at this site is an extensive database of community demographics and rankings of community health. This information is available to all community organizations to assist in goal setting, need assessments, grant writing and other work. An additional feature is the Promising Practices section which lists more than 2,000 ideas that have been successfully tried in other communities to address community needs. Data is categorized by county. Sangamon County is the default search-be sure to select Logan or Christian County in the dropdown box if you want this data if you have questions, please contact Paula Gramley, Community Benefit Coordinator, Memorial Medical Center, at 788-7014 or firstname.lastname@example.org.