Health Partnerships

At Memorial Health, we’re committed to the health of the communities we serve. As part of that commitment, our hospitals and clinics partner with many other non-profit health organizations to bring you health education, screenings, and other important activities that vital to maintaining a lifestyle.

Blood Donations

ImpactLife (formerly the Central Illinois Community Blood Center) provides blood and blood components (plasma and platelets) to Memorial Health affiliate hospitals. 

Christian County Mental Health Association

Taylorville Memorial Hospital partners with Christian County Mental Health to provide mental health services for patients. To learn more about CCMHA, please visit their web site.

Christian County Prevention Coalition

The mission and purpose of the Christian County Prevention Coalition is to work for a community free of abuse by our youth of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs by mobilizing the community through education, support of programs that reduce risk or enhance protection, advocating changes in local policies that beneficially decrease risk and modify settings, and promoting positive family communication.

Christian County Health Department

Taylorville Memorial Hospital partners with the Christian County Health Department to provide reporting on health issues and community education. To learn more about the Christian County Health Department, please visit their web site.

Christian County Mental Health Association

Taylorville Memorial Hospital partners with Christian County Mental Health to provide mental health services for patients. To learn more about CCMHA, please visit their web site.

Christian County Prevention Coalition

The mission and purpose of the Christian County Prevention Coalition is to work for a community free of abuse by our youth of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs by mobilizing the community through education, support of programs that reduce risk or enhance protection, advocating changes in local policies that beneficially decrease risk and modify settings, and promoting positive family communication.

Gift of Hope

The goal of the Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network is to remind people that the gift of donation makes hope possible for the thousands of people waiting for a lifesaving organ and life-enhancing tissue transplants. Learn more at GiftOfHope.org.

Saving Sight

Taylorville Memorial Hospital participates in eye/tissue/organ donations with Saving Sight and the Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network. To learn more about eye/tissue/organ donation, please visit their respective web sites.

National Kidney Foundation of Illinois

Once a year, Taylorville Memorial Hospital partners with the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois to provide free screenings that include blood pressure, blood sugar, BMI, waist circumference, urinalysis, and blood draw. A health care professional is available to discuss results.

Jacksonville Memorial Hospital Partnerships Include:

American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. The AHA’s mission is to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20 percent by the year 2020 through education, training, research and advocacy. Learn more at Heart.org.

Gift of Hope

Passavant participates in tissue and organ donations with Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network. The goal of the organization is to remind people that the gift of donation makes hope possible for the thousands of people waiting for a lifesaving organ and life-enhancing tissue transplants. Learn more at GiftOfHope.org.

Saving Sight

Passavant works with the non-profit organization Saving Sight, whose mission is to change lives by saving sight and whose vision is to be the global partnership model for eye banking and charitable vision services. To learn more visit Saving-Sight.org.

Mia Ware Foundation

The Mia Ware Foundation is committed to the mission of educating, raising awareness and supporting all who have been or will be touched by cancer. The Foundation partners with Passavant in offering complimentary mammograms to those who cannot afford the screening. In addition, the Mia Ware Foundation has donated funds to remodel oncology treatment rooms at Passavant and partners with Passavant on the annual Colorectal Cancer Screening Kit initiative. Learn more at
MiaWareFoundation.com.

Healthy Lincoln, a program of Lincoln Memorial Hospital

Healthy Lincoln a program of Lincoln Memorial Hospital (formerly the ALMH Community Health Collaborative) connects healthcare providers, organizations, businesses, private individuals and churches to improve the health of the people and communities it serves.

Our Vision

The vision of the Collaborative is to create the healthiest community in the nation.

Inspired by the Centers of Disease Control “4 Considerations to Improve Health and Well-Being for All” the ALMH Community Health Collaborative has four objectives:

  1. Expand and enhance access to clinical care
  2. Promote and encourage healthy behaviors
  3. Improve the physical environment
  4. Address the social determinants of health.

The Healthy Lincoln Advisory Board

Healthy Lincoln, a program of Lincoln Memorial Hospital, is guided with the assistance of an Advisory Board including no more than 13 representatives from across the community representing nonprofits, businesses, education, healthcare providers, government, philanthropists, faith-based organizations and public health. The ALMH Community Health Collaborative is funded by and operates under the approval of the ALMH Foundation. A member of the ALMH Foundation serves as the chairperson of the ALMH Community Health Collaborative Advisory Board. Administrative leadership is provided by the ALMH CHC Director.

The Collaborative Network

The CHC network is an open group offering information sharing and networking. Anyone who is interested in creating the best quality of life possible for Logan County residents is welcome to be a part of the ALMH Community Health Collaborative.

The Work of the Collaborative

We address the needs of our community through partnership recognizing that the most meaningful impact on health and well-being for all is through a shared vision and collective impact. The Collaborative recognizes that an unending list of needs exists. A community health needs assessment is conducted every three years to determine the local health priorities to determine focused efforts. The projects chosen will fall into one of four action areas: socioeconomic factors, physical environment, health behaviors and clinical care. We recognize that a project in one of these areas may produce positive outcomes in another.

The most current community health needs assessment and implementation strategy can be found: https://www.choosememorial.org...

Whether an individual project or a long-term issue, the Collaborative invites critical players to the table to efficiently use all local resources and take action on important issues affecting Logan County residents. The collaborative network meets approximately four times per year. Committees may be established to facilitate the objectives of the Collaborative and meet as needed.

Current Projects of the Collaborative

CATCH (Coordinated Approach To Child Health

CATCH (Coordinated Approach To Child Health)is an evidence-based coordinated school health program designed to promote physical activity and healthy food choices for school-aged children.

By teaching children that eating healthy and being physically active every day can be FUN, the CATCH Program has proven that establishing healthy habits in childhood can promote behavior changes that can last a lifetime.

We are proud to be working with the following CATCH schools by providing them equipment, curriculum and ongoing support:

Adams Elementary
Carroll Catholic Elementary School
Central Elementary
Chester East-Lincoln Elementary School
Christian Child Care
Community Action Head Start
Emden Elementary School
Illini Central
Lincoln Junior High School
Mt. Pulaski Elementary School
Mt. Pulaski Zion School
Northwest Elementary
West Lincoln - Broadwell
Zion Lutheran Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Legacy Trail 

The Collaborative recognizes that safe and active transportation and activity opportunities are critical to a healthy community. We continue to work toward creating trails for non-motorized trails in Logan County. The ALMH Wellness Trail located on the campus of Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital is a gift to the community from the ALMH Foundation and serves as an example and future destination for a county-wide trail system.

abraham lincoln legacy trail run bike walk logo

The Abraham Lincoln Legacy Trail has worked with local government to help establish written trail plans, install bike trail signage and will continue to assist in obtaining grant dollars to make trail plans a reality.

Substance Use Prevention Coalition

We work together as a community to address substance use in Logan County using the 4 pillar approach that addresses prevention, harm reduction, enforcement and treatment. This county-wide coalition provide direction and action to best leverage our community resources, identify the highest areas of need and impactful interventions that will decrease substance use, overdose and death.

Breastfeeding Promotion

Acknowledging the clear evidence that breastfeeding is best for all babies, a committee of the Collaborative promotes breastfeeding as the norm for all babies in Logan County. The benefits of breastfeeding extend beyond nutrition. Breastfeeding protects babies from illness, promotes family bonds, lowers health risks for mothers and provides economic and societal benefits through lowering healthcare costs.

Lincoln 27 & Beyond

Lincoln Elementary School District 27 serves over 360,000 meals annually to over 1200 students. Like most industrial kitchens across America, they were serving primarily frozen, processed food. As we continue to support our partnering CATCH schools to create healthy school environments, we have partnered with LESD27 to provide a healthy school environment in Logan County. With grant funding from the ALMH Foundation, LESD27 is working with Beyond Green: Sustainable Food Partners to move all district cafeterias to from-scratch cooking using fresh and local foods by the end of the 2019-2020 school year. It is a cost neutral program, meaning that it doesn’t cost the school more to operate the program because the time and money is found within the existing system. Everyone is engaged in the evolution of the kitchen as it becomes a nutrition program that provides nutrient-dense and delicious meals that set up their palates for a lifetime of craving healthy foods.

Substance Abuse Prevention

The ALMH Community Health Collaborative partners with a variety of stakeholders to prevent substance abuse in Logan County and eastern Mason County. Using data from the Illinois Youth Survey, we are driven by data to current local issues in the places where the most impact will be made to prevent substance abuse. A Victim Impact Panel is held quarterly that provides insight into the potential impact that driving under the influence can have on families. Additionally, in an effort to prevent driving under the influence free rides home from local drinking establishments in Lincoln are provided by the local taxi company (funded by the ALMH Community Health Collaborative/Foundation). A variety of other efforts take place to address substance abuse and addiction in Logan County including community events, presentations and outreach efforts.

Contact the Collaborative

Angela Stoltzenburg
Stoltzenburg.angela@mhsil.com
217-605-5008

Support the Collaborative

Support the ALMH Community Health Collaborative by donating to the Lincoln Memorial Foundation.