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IPLAN Data System
SHARE
What is SHARE intended for?
SHARE provides access to health plans submitted to the Illinois Department of Public Health by local health jurisdictions for all rounds of IPLAN. Users can select a combination of filters to target specific data elements, as well as use the search option using specific terms.
Is there a listing of examples on different ways to use SHARE?
Yes. There is a page named Helpful Examples found in the SHARE menu. This page lists many examples of how SHARE can be used.
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

    Adolescent Health Consultant(s)

    Alcohol Tobacco And Other Drugs Consultant(s)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    Unintentional Injuries Consultant(s)

    Violence Consultant(s)