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2017-2019 Priority

Behavioral Health


To improve mental health through prevention and access to services for the residents of the trip-county region. Reduce substance abuse among tri-county residents, especially youth.

Behavioral Health Committee

Behavioral Health was prioritized by all three counties. The Behavioral Health Committee purpose was to create a goal, objectives and strategies around access, mental health, substance abuse and suicides. This group met a total of five times to finalize the dashboard that is presented in the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). The Behavioral Health Committee created a steering committee to implement the CHIP forward due to the complexity of the priority.

The Steering Committee members include:

  • Holly Bill, Hult Center for Healthy Living
  • Beth Derry, Peoria Regional Office of Education
  • Cheree Johnson, Advocate Hospital
  • Dean Steiner, Unity Point Health
  • Diyva Joshi, OSF Healthcare
  • Joanie Montoya, Advocate Eureka Hospital
  • Kati Johnston, Peoria Police Department
  • Mike Eeten, Pekin Police Department
  • Nancy Hinnen, United Way 

with the support of Peoria City/County Health Department


View Details from the Priority Meeting

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