Partnership for a Healthy Lee County

Unifying Lee County

To Strengthen Supports & Resources

The Partnership for a Healthy Lee County (PHLC) was established in 2012. After a brief gap in 2020 due to COVID-19, the coalition virtually reunited to reassess both community-based and organizational needs amidst the pandemic.

Our mission: Unifying Lee County agencies and organizations to strengthen community supports and resources for COVID-19 and other priority areas. 

The following priority areas were determined by the 2021 Lee County Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). 


The following priority areas were determined by the 2016 Lee County Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). The full version of the CHNA can be found here.

PHLC members collaborate on projects throughout the year in order to assess and improve the health and wellbeing of Lee County residents:

Camp D.R.E.A.M.

Diabetes, Recreation, Education, Activities. And Me: A summer camp for children with Type 1 diabetes and their families

Illinois Youth Survey

A Department of Human Services survey to gather information about a variety of health and social indicators, including substance use patterns and attitudes.

Summer Eats

Led by the United Way of Lee County, the Summer Eats program provides grab-and-go meals for kids and teens

Find Food IL

Find Food IL is a community food map from University of Illinois SNAP-Ed that you can use to find food resources close to you


As of fall 2020, PHLC is jointly led by the Lee County Health Department (LCHD) and the University of Illinois Extension. Please find our partners’ information below. 

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Dixon Family YMCA

110 N. Galena Ave.
Dixon, IL 61021

The YMCA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

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Dixon Public Schools

300 Lincoln Statue Drive
Dixon, IL 61021

A Place To Grow

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KSB Hospital

403 E. First St.
Dixon, IL 61021

The mission of Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital is to restore, maintain and enhance health by providing superior care now and in the future.

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Lutheran Social Services of Illinois & Youth WORKS

1261 IL Route 38
Nachusa, IL 61057

Our mission is to provide youth violence prevention education and awareness to the youth, parents, and community members in Lee County.

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The Salvation Army

409 Avenue F
Sterling, IL 61081

The Salvation Army’s message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

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United Way of Lee County

98 S. Galena Ave.
Dixon, IL 61021

United Way of Lee County unites people and resources to improve lives and build a stronger community.

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University of Illinois Extension

280 W. Wasson Road
Amboy, IL 61310
12923 Lawrence Road
Sterling, IL 61081

Illinois Extension provides practical translations of cutting-edge research to help people, businesses, and communities find answers to some of the most pressing issues of our modern world. Our work is guided by a desire to create meaningful progress toward addressing a select group of issues, which we call grand challenges (Community, Economy, Environment, Food, Health).

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YWCA of the Sauk Valley

98 S. Galena Ave.
Dixon, IL 61021

YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

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