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IPLAN Data System
What is the IPLAN Data System intended for?

The IPLAN Data Set is a valuable collection of various health-indicator information that was previously not available from a single source. The Data Set was originally designed as a minimally-inclusive collection assembled to support local health needs assessments, but has also proven to be valuable to policy-makers, students, researchers, and the public for a variety of purposes. For more detailed or additional data beyond the scope of IPLAN Data Set, users are referred to the primary sources of the data, as cited within the Data Set's health indicator descriptions.

What is data aggregation?
Data aggregation is the grouping of multiple counties, communities or data years together verses the data item being displayed individually. The number of events displayed will be the lump sum for all the counties or communities combined for the year(s) selected.
Why do asterisks (*) appear on reports?
Reasons:
  1. Race and age group population estimates are not available for intercensal years (1991-1999), therefore a rate for each race cannot be calculated.
  2. The number of events is too low to calculate a rate. Depending on the indicator, the number of events must be greater than a specified number of events.
  3. Data is not available for the data year.
What strategies can I use to reduce the amount of *s on a report?
  1. Broaden the geographic area. For example, aggregate multiple counties.
  2. Aggregate multiple years so you can calculate a moving average.
  3. Broaden the topic
Where can I find detailed information for each indicator?
Every indicator has a description, profile and a listing of the data years available. All this information can be looked up at once or separately on the Indicator Details page, found in the IPLAN Data System menu. Also, this page contains an option to list all the indicators by name.
Can I generate a report that lists all the indicators at once?
Yes, however this report is limited to one county/community and one data year only. This report is referred to as a County Summary Report or Community Summary Report. These options are found in the IPLAN Data System menu.
Can I select multiple data years or multipe counties/communities at once?
Yes. To do so, press and hold the "Ctrl" key while you mouse click the selections you want. If you are selecting consecutive years, you can press and hold the mouse button and drag the mouse up or down. Once you have the desired years selected, release the mouse button.

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Training
Where can I find a listing of training materials?
Training materials are located on the IPLAN Training page, found in the Resources menu. The training materials listed include presentations made by IPLAN staff and quick reference manuals on using the IPLAN Data System and SHARE.
Where can I find a listing of other data sources?
The Other Links page lists many web sites of other data resources. This page is found in the Resources menu.
Local Health Department Certification Process
Where can I view the administrative code for certifying local health departments?
The Administrative Code for Certifying Local Health Departments is located on the Illinois Deparment of Public Health web site. The Resources menu contains a link to this information, labeled Administrative Code.
Web Browser
Where can I find instructions on changing the web browser settings?
The main menu contains an item called Browser Tips. This page contains information for fine tuning your browser.

Subject Matter Experts New

    Access to care

      Patrick Lenihan, PhD, MUPP
      UIC School of Public Health
      1603 W. Taylor
      Chicago, IL 60612
      312-996-6342
      Email: dlenih1@uic.edu

      Bernard J. Turnock, MD, MPH
      Clinical Professor and Director
      Division of Community Health Sciences
      UIC School of Public Health
      1603 West Taylor Street
      Chicago, IL 60612
      312-413-0107
      Email: bturnock@uic.edu

      Jim Duffett
      Campaign for Better Health Care
      44 E. Main Street
      Suite 414
      Champaign, IL 61820
      217-352-5600
      Email: Cbhc-cu@cbhconline.org

      Roger Holloway
      Principal
      Midwest Consultants for Rural Health
      1700 Lorraine drive
      Sandwich, Illinois 60548
      815-751-1989
      Email: Wrogerholloway@netscape.net

      Mildred Williamson, PhD, MSW
      South Cluster Administrator and
      Director of Program Planning & Research
      Ambulatory & Community Health Network of Cook County
      c/o Cook County Englewood Health Center
      1135 West 69th Street
      Chicago, IL 60621
      773-483-6462
      773-791-3220 Cell
      312-333-4258 pager
      Email: Jazzroots@aol.com

    Adolescent Health Consultant(s)

      Lisa M. Henry-Reid, MD
      Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
      Stroger Hospital, Department of Pediatrics
      Administration Building, 1900 W Polk Street, Room 1111
      Chicago, IL 60612
      312-864-3585
      Email: lhenryreid@aolcom

      Mary D. White
      Administrator, Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program
      Illinois Department of Human Services
      Division of Community Health and Prevention
      Bureau of Community Based and Primary Prevention
      535 West Jefferson, First Floor
      Springfield, IL 62702
      217-524-9993
      Email: Mary.D.White@illinois.gov

      Karrie Rueter
      Acting Bureau Chief
      Illinois Department of Human Services
      Division of Community Health and Prevention
      Bureau of Youth Services and Delinquency Prevention
      535 W. Jefferson, 3rd Floor
      Springfield, IL 62702
      217-785-0243
      Email: Karrie.rueter@illinois.gov

      Denise Simon
      Chief
      Bureau of Child and Adolescent Health
      Illinois Department of Human Services
      535 West Jefferson Street, 1st Floor
      Springfield, IL 62702
      217-785-0462
      Email: Denise.Simon@illinois.gov

      Soo Ji Min
      Executive Director
      Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health
      28 E. Jackson Blvd., Suite 710
      Chicago, IL 60604
      312-427-4460, x225
      Email: sooji@icah.org

    Alcohol Tobacco And Other Drugs Consultant(s)

      Alcohol

      Kimberly Fornero
      Bureau Chief
      Division of Community Health & Prevention
      Illinois Department of Human Services
      1112 South Wabash venue, 4th Floor
      Chicago, IL 60605
      (312) 793-1628
      Email: Kim.Fornero@illinois.gov

      Beth Welbes
      Senior Coordinator of Research
      Center for Prevention Research and Development
      University of Illinois
      510 Devonshire; Suite E
      Champaign, IL 61820
      217/333-3231
      Email: echamb@uuic.edu

      Mary Ellen Shannon
      Manager of Provider Services
      Prevention First
      720 North Franklin, Suite 500
      Chicago, IL 60610
      312-988-4646 ext. 230
      Email: maryellen.shannon@prevention.org

      Tobacco

      Chandana Nandi/Julie Doetsch
      Acting Program Managers
      Illinois Tobacco-Free Communities
      Illinois Department of Public Health
      Division of Chronic Disease Prevention and Control
      535 West Jefferson Street
      Springfield, IL 62761
      217-785-1067
      Email: chandana.nandi@illinois.gov

      Email: Julie.doetsch@illinois.gov

      Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights
      2530 San Pablo Avenue, Suite J
      Berkeley, CA 94702
      510-841-3032
      Web Site: www.no-smoke.org

    Cancer

      American Cancer Society

      Jennifer Shea
      225 N. Michigan Ave; Suite 1200
      Chicago, IL 60601
      1-800-ACS-2345
      Web Site: www.cancer.org

      Breast And Cervical Cancer

      Christine Carver, RN, MSN
      IBCCP Program and Policy Supervisor
      Illinois Department of Public Health
      535 W. Jefferson St.
      Springfield, Il. 62761
      217-524-6088
      Email: christine.carver@illinois.gov

      Cancer Data

      Mel Lehnherr, RN
      Assistant Division Chief
      Division of Epidemiologic Studies
      Illinois Department of Public Health
      605 West Jefferson St
      Springfield, IL 62767
      217-785-3852 (direct line) 217-785-1873 (main line)
      Email: melinda.lehnherr@illinois.gov

      Lung Cancer

      Kathy Drea
      Director of Public Policy
      American Lung Association of Illinois/Upper Midwest
      3000 Kelly Lane
      Springfield, IL 62711
      1-800-788-5864
      1-800-LUNG-USA
      Email: kdrea@lungil.org

      Prostate Cancer Screening

      Diane Johner, RN, MSN
      Director of Health Promotion
      Macon County Health Department
      1221 E. Condit Street
      Decatur, IL 62521
      217-423-7436
      Email: djohner@maconcountyhealth.org

      Prostate Cancer

      Robert M. Zettler, MBA
      Men's Health Program
      Illinois Department of Public Health
      535 West Jefferson Street
      Springfield, IL 62761
      217-785-1059
      Email: robert.zettler@illinois.gov

    Cardio- And Cerebrovascular Disease Consultant(s)

      Peggy Jones
      Senior Director
      State Health Alliances and Cultural Health Initiatives
      American Heart Association, Greater Midwest Affiliate
      7 Stark Circle
      Bloomington, IL 61704
      309-662-8498
      Voice Mail: 312-346-0519 ext 7321
      Springfield Admin. Asst. 217-698-3838 ext.4
      Email: peggy.jones@heart.org
      Web Site: www.americanheart.org

      Michael Gaines, MPA
      Program Manager
      Illinois Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program
      Illinois Department of Public Health
      535 W. Jefferson, 2nd Floor
      Springfield, IL 62761
      217-782-3300
      Email: michael.gaines@illinois.gov
      Web Site: www.idph.state.il.us/heartstroke

      Chandana Nandi, MS, RD, LDNC
      Chief, Division of Chronic Disease Prevention and Control
      Illinois Department of Public Health
      535 W. Jefferson, 2nd Floor
      Springfield, IL 62761
      217-782-3300
      Email: Chandana.nandi@illinois.gov

    Diabetes

      Cheryl A Metheny, MA, RD/LDN, CDE, CLC
      Coordinator
      Diabetes Prevention and Control Program
      Illinois Department of Human Services
      102 E De Young
      Marion, IL 62959
      618-993-7493
      Email: Cheryl.Metheny@illinois.gov

    Environmental Issues Consultant(s)

      Maryann Suero, PhD
      Children's Health Program Manager
      United States Environmental Protection Agency
      Region 5 (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI)
      77 W. Jackson Blvd (D-8J)
      Chicago, IL 60604
      312-886-9077
      Email: suero.maryann@epa.gov

      Private Water Supplies

      Jerry Dalsin, PG
      Program Manager
      Division of Environmental Health
      Illinois Department of Public Health
      525 W. Jefferson Street
      Springfield, IL 62761
      217-782-5830
      Email: Jerry.Dalsin@illinois.gov

      Non-Community Water Supplies

      Eric Portz, PE
      Program Manager
      Division of Environmental Health
      Illinois Department of Public Health
      525 W. Jefferson Street
      Springfield, IL 62761
      217-782-5830
      Email: Eric.Portz@illinois.gov

      Gregory Matheny
      Environmental Engineer
      Illinois Department of Public Health
      Division of Environmental Health
      525 West Jefferson Street
      Springfield, IL 62761
      Phone: 217-782-5830
      Email: gregory.matheny@illinois.gov

      Private Sewage Disposal Program

      Chad Moorman
      Program Manager
      Division of Environmental Health
      Illinois Department of Public Health
      525 W. Jefferson Street
      Springfield, IL 62761
      217-782-5830
      Email: Chad.Moorman@illinois.gov

      Air Quality

      Ken Runkle
      Environmental Toxicologist
      Division of Environmental Health
      Illinois Department of Public Health
      525 West Jefferson St.
      Springfield, IL 62761
      217-782-5830
      Email: ken.runkle@illinois.gov
      important link for all Local Health Departments regarding air quality:
      Web Site: www.idph.state.il.us/envhealth/factsheets/mold_qa_fs.htm

    Infant Mortality Consultant(s)

      Robyn Gabel
      Executive Director
      Illinois Maternal & Child Health Coalition
      1256 W. Chicago Ave.
      Chicago, IL 60622
      312-491-8161
      Email: rgabel@ilmaternal.org
      Web Site: www.ilmaternal.org

      Myrtis Sullivan, MD, MPH
      Associate Director
      Office of Family Health
      Illinois Department of Human Services
      1112 South Wabash, 4th Floor
      Chicago, IL 60605
      312-814-2434
      Email: myrtis.sullivan@illinois.gov

    Mental Health Disorders Consultant(s)

      Jordan J. Litvak
      Executive Director
      Mental Health Authority
      DHS/DMH - Greater Illinois Central Regions 3 &4
      901 Southwind Road
      Springfield, Illinois 62703
      Office - 217-786-6866
      Cell - 217-836-8823
      Email: Jordan.Litvak@illinois.gov

      Jennifer L. Martin
      Injury Prevention Coordinator
      Illinois Department of Public Health
      Injury and Violence Prevention Program
      535 West Jefferson, 2nd Floor
      Springfield, IL 62761
      217-558-4081
      Email: Jennifer.L.Martin@illinois.gov

      Carol Wozniewski
      Executive Director
      Mental Health Association in Illinois
      Co-Chair, Alliance between the Illinois Suicide Prevention Coalition &
      the Illinois Suicide Prevention Strategic Planning Committee
      70 E. Lake Street, Suite 900
      Chicago, IL 60601
      312-368-9070 ext. 24
      Email: cwoz@mhai.org
      Web Site: http:// www.mhai.org
      Web Site: http://www.ilsp.net
      Suicide Prevention Resource Center
      Web Site: http://www.sprc.org/stateinformation/statepages/illinois.asp

      Children's Mental Health

      Barbara Shaw, Chair, Children's Mental Health Partnership
      Illinois Violence Prevention Authority
      100 W. Randolph, Room 6-600
      Chicago, Illinois 60601
      312-814-1514
      Email: Barbara.Shaw@illinois.gov

      Karen Taylor-Crawford, MD, DABPN
      Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
      Director of Disruptive Behaviors Clinic (DBC) School-Age
      Program
      Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
      University of Illinois at Chicago
      Institute for Juvenile Research (MC 747)
      Department of Psychiatry
      Colbeth Child Psychiatry Clinic
      1747 West Roosevelt Road, Room 155
      Chicago, IL 60608-1264
      312-996-2303
      Email: ktc343@uic.edu
      Email: kdenese@hotmail.com

    Obesity Consultant(s)

      Katherine Kaufer Christoffel, MD, MPH
      Director
      Center on Obesity Management and Prevention
      Children's Memorial Hospital
      2300 Children's Plaza, Box 157
      Chicago, IL 60614
      312-573-7762
      Email: kkauferchristoffel@northwestern.edu
      Alternative Contact Info: Lavonne Hopson - Administrative Assistant
      Available for brief consultation on a limited basis. More extensive consultation and higher frequency of consultation will be at a negotiated fee with the requestor(s). The consultation provided will be via phone and email. If anything more extensive is required such as face to face consultation, requestors will need to travel to Dr. Chistoffel and negotiate a fee for her time.

      Chilhood Obesity

      Jeff Sunderlin, MS, ATC
      Nutrition and Physical Activity Section
      Office of Health Promotion
      Division of Chronic Disease Prevention & Control
      Illinois Department of Public Health
      535 West Jefferson Street, 2nd Floor
      Springfield, IL 62761-0001
      217-785-1060
      Email: jeff.sunderlin@illinois.gov

    Oral Health Consultant(s)

      Julie Ann Janssen, RDH, MA, CDHC
      Acting Chief, Division of Oral Health
      Office of Health Promotion
      Illinois Department of Public Health
      535 West Jefferson St., 2nd floor
      Springfield, IL 62761
      217-782-7943
      Email: Julie.Janssen@Illinois.gov

      Lisa Bilbrey
      Coordinator
      IFLOSS Coalition
      1415 E. Jefferson Street
      Springfield, IL 62703
      217-789-2182 x132
      Email: info@IFLOSS.org

    Respiratory Disease Consultant(s)

      Asthma

      Frida D. Fokum, PhD
      Illinois Asthma Program Manager
      Illinois Department of Public Health
      535 W. Jefferson St.
      Springfield, IL 62761
      217-782-3300
      Email: frida.fokum@illinois.gov

      Nikki Woolverton, MPH
      Illinois Asthma Program
      Illinois Department of Public Health
      535 W. Jefferson St.
      Springfield, IL 62761
      217-782-3300
      Email: nikki.woolverton@illinois.gov

    STD, HIV, and AIDS Consultant(s)

      STD/HIV/AIDS

      Beau Gratzer, MPP
      Director of HIV/STD Prevention
      Howard Brown Health Center
      4025 N. Sheridan Road
      Chicago, IL 60613
      773-388-8864
      Email: BeauG@howardbrown.org

      Sabrina R. Kendrick, MD, FACP
      Director, The Screening Clinic, Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center
      Attending Physician, Division of Infectious Diseases, Stroger Hospital of
      Cook County
      2020 W. Harrison Street
      Chicago, IL 60612
      312-572-4710
      Email: skendrick@corecenter.org

      STD

      Charlie Rabins
      Chief, STD Section
      Office of Health Protection
      Division of Infectious Diseases
      Illinois Department of Public Health
      525 W. Jefferson
      Springfield, IL 62761
      217-782-2747
      Email: Charlie.Rabins@illinois.gov

      HIV/AIDS

      Richard J. Gardner, Sr, MD/MPH
      HIV/AIDS Prevention Administrator:
      Illinois Department of Public Health
      Division of Infectious Disease
      160 North LaSalle 7th FL-South
      Chicago, IL 60601
      312-814-4846
      Email: richard.gardner@illinois.gov

      Julie A. Pryde, MSW, LSW
      Acting Administrator
      Champaign-Urbana Public Health District
      201 W. Kenyon Road
      Champaign, IL 61820
      217-531-5369
      217-202-0657 (Cell)
      Email: jpryde@cuphd.org

      Curt Hicks, MS
      Region 8 HIV Prevention Coordinator
      Cook County Department of Public Health
      1010 Lake Street, Suite 300
      Oak Park, IL 60301
      708-492-2057
      Email: chicks@cookcountygov.com

      Jeffery M. Erdman
      HIV Prevention Lead Agent, Region 6
      Champaign-Urbana Public Health District
      201 W. Kenyon Rd.
      Champaign, IL 61820
      217-531-5366
      Email: jerdman@cuphd.org

    Unintentional Injuries Consultant(s)

      Unintentional Injuries (Includes motor vehicle deaths and farm accidents)

      Jennifer L. Martin (Also Suicide Prevention)
      Injury Prevention Coordinator
      Illinois Department of Public Health
      Injury and Violence Prevention Program
      535 West Jefferson, 2nd Floor
      Springfield, IL 62761
      217-558-4081
      Email: Jennifer.L.Martin@illinois.gov

      Kathleen Monahan, MPH
      Project Director
      Child Health Data Lab
      Children's Memorial Hospital
      2300 Children's Plaza, Box 157
      Chicago, IL 60614
      312-573-7773
      Email: KMonahan@ChildrensMemorial.org

      Childhood Unintentional Injuries

      Darrell Patterson
      State Coordinator
      Illinois SAFE KIDS Coalition
      Illinois Department of Public Health
      535 W.Jefferson St.
      Springfield, IL 62761
      217-785-5937
      Email: darrell.patterson@illinois.gov

      Motor Vehicle Injuries

      Janet A. Holden, PhD
      Adjunct Assistant Professor (retired)
      UIC, School of Public Health
      747 S. Scoville Ave.
      Oak Park, IL 60304
      708-386-7179
      Email: janetholden@sbcglobal.net

      Johari Piersol
      Statewide Occupant Protection Coordinator
      Division of Traffic Safety
      Illinois Department of Transportation
      3215 Executive Park Drive
      Springfield, IL 62675
      217-558-0568
      Email: Johari.piersol@illinois.gov

    Violence Consultant(s)

      Violence (Includes domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, school violence, intentional injury and family violence)

      Lynda Dautenhahn
      Violence Prevention Planner
      Illinois Department of Public Health
      535 W. Jefferson
      Springfield, IL 62761
      217-557-4438
      Email: lynda.dautenhahn@illinois.gov

      Doris Garrett, MPA
      Chief
      Bureau of Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention
      Illinois Department of Human Services
      222 S. College St. 2nd floor
      Springfield, IL 62704
      217-782-0504
      Email: Doris.Garrett@illinois.gov

      Barbara Shaw
      Director
      Illinois Violence Prevention Authority
      100 W. Randolph, Room 6-600
      Chicago, Illinois 60601
      312-814-1514
      Email: Barbara.Shaw@illinois.gov

      Kathleen Monahan, MPH
      Project Director
      Child Health Data Lab
      Children's Memorial Hospital
      2300 Children's Plaza, Box 157
      Chicago, IL 60614
      312-573-7773
      Email: KMonahan@ChildrensMemorial.org