Live Well Lake County

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Formed in 2011, Live Well Lake County (LWLC) is a community-led coalition of over 50 different organizations working to improve the health and well-being of Lake County community members. This is Lake County's largest collective impact model to address health equity.

LWLC works together to better understand how factors like housing, education, and access to physical and mental healthcare affect opportunities for health in Lake County, and what we need to do to make health a reality for all. LWLC involves and centers the voices of community members throughout this process, especially those from communities hardest hit by health inequities. It is comprised of representatives from a variety of community-based organizations, government agencies, health care systems and academic institutions.

For years, the coalition has conducted the comprehensive Community Health Assessment (CHA) and is now developing the next Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). Priority areas for the 2022 CHIP include physical and mental health, education and housing. As  a veteran member of the LWLC Steering Committee, Executive Director, Maggie Morales serves as a knowledgeable resource in helping to drive this critical work while prioritizing community issues and shaping data-driven strategies to promote positive social change for all of Lake County.

The Lake County Community Foundation started the Together Lake County (TLC) Fund to pool resources to support the work of Live Well Lake County. Live Well Lake County and the Together Lake County Fund are long-term strategies for improving the health and well-being of everyone who calls Lake County home.

This is the first time funds will be pooled together and made available to LWLC partners to support innovative, community-led efforts that uplift opportunities for health for all. Please join us— together, we can build a healthier Lake County.

Thank you to the Grainger Foundation for their generous gift to launch the Together Lake County (TLC) Fund.

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2022 Action Team Partner Organizations





Physical & Mental Health


Donations may be made:
  • By Credit Card.
    To make a credit card contribution online  click here, or use the "Donate Today" buttons.
  • By Check.
    If you wish to make a gift by check, please make your check payable to: "The Lake County Community Foundation" and reference “Together Lake County Fund” in the memo line.

    Mail your check to
    1200 University Center Drive, Suite 333
    Grayslake, IL 60030

  • By Other.
    Please contact Wendy Richter, Director of Donor Services & Operations, at [email protected] to request the Foundation’s gift instructions should you wish to make a wire transfer or gift of stock.

Questions? Please contact Maggie Morales, Executive Director, at [email protected].