Illinois Pathways to Health is an initiative designed to connect people who are interested in bettering their health and well-being with programs that are proven to do just that.

We believe a sustainable, integrated evidence-based health promotion network will improve access to valuable community-based health education. The network will support clinical-community linkages bridging gaps in public health prevention strategies. Illinois Pathways to Health will connect nationally recognized evidence based interventions/programs known to enhance the physical and psychological well-being to participants throughout Illinois.

What are “evidence-based” programs?

Evidence-based programs are developed and verified by researchers to promote self-management of chronic health conditions (such as diabetes and chronic pain), prevent falls, and foster individual well-being. IL Pathways offers evidence-based programs for:

  • Prevent Falls
  • Live Well/ Take Charge
  • Caregiver Support

> Learn more about Illinois Pathways to Health Programs, or Find a Class Near You.

IL Pathways Providers

IL Pathways to Health partnerships ensure the quality, coordination and local delivery of ILPTH programs. Our partners include healthcare providers, health systems, housing providers, and community-based organizations, all dedicated to improving the health of the communities we serve — together.

Our Program Providers are trusted community organizations including:

  • Care Coordination Units
  • Hospital Systems
  • Public Health Departments
  • Universities
  • Area Agencies on Aging

Regions include:

Our Team

Contact Rob Mapes

Robert Mapes

Director of Community Programs & Support


Contact Katie Zahm

Kathryn Zahm

Manager of IL Pathways to Health



Contact Jaime Pena

Jaime Peña

Health Promotion Programs Coordinator


Contact Amanda M.

Amanda M.

Health Promotion Data Systems Specialist


Contact Joan Fox

Joan Fox

Network Hub Operations Specialist


Contact Taisha Shelby

Taisha Selby

Health Promotion Program Specialist


Contact Jax Dantis

Jax Dantis

Community Health Educator


Contact Peggy Tully

Peggy Tully

Health Education Facilitator


Contact Joy Aaronson

Joy Aaronson

Health Education Facilitator


Join Our Network

Interested in becoming a Program Provider?

We offer a cost-effective contracting solution to organizations that want to offer one of our health promotion programs on a local, regional or statewide level to their patients/members. Our program providers enter into a contractual agreement with our agency, and are responsible for planning and monitoring the implementation of the programs.

Interested in hosting a workshop?

Our host site partners provide a physical location where workshops take place in the community. Host sites are not compensated for hosting a workshop, and may be asked to assist with finding and registering participants.

For information about IL Pathways to Health partnership, contact us.