Health Department Sets New Goals

Macomb, IL – McDonough County's Health Department will expand its education programs during the coming five years. I-Plan Coordinator Marci Roberts says the committee that studied the county's health problems decided an aging population will guide activities in the new five-year health plan. Roberts says continuing problems from the previous plan included obesity and heart disease. She says the department will work with other agencies on educational activities to combat those problems. Roberts says the committee also determined there's a need to improve access to health care. She says future meetings will determine how that might be done.