The Illinois State Alliance of YMCAs collaborate and partner with other non-profits, community-based agencies and other entities to further the collective work of its statewide initiatives.  More than 2,000 local partnerships and collaborations are forged and nurtured at the local level to further the work and Mission of the YMCA.  The following are statewide and national YMCA partnerships:

Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity (IAPO)
The Illinois Public Health Institute has joined with a number of other groups to launch the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity

Active Transportation Alliance
The mission of Active Transportation Alliance is to make bicycling, walking and public transit so safe, convenient and fun that we will achieve a significant shift from environmentally harmful, sedentary travel to clean, active travel.

Illinois Partners for Human Service
The efforts of Illinois Partners to organize and advocate for the human services sector is strengthened by the support we receive from Coalition partners and friends.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation focuses on the pressing health and health care issues facing our country.

American Academy of Pediatrics (IL)
Promotes the right of all chidren to live happy, safe, and healthy lives.

IL Department of Public Health
The Illinois Department of Public Health has been promoting the health and well-being of Illinois citizens since 1877 when the agency was first organized. These first public health pioneers contended with outbreaks of smallpox, polio and tuberculosis, and with unsanitary water and milk supplies. Today’s public health professionals are facing new challenges: AIDS and other newly emerging infectious diseases, familiar — but now drug-resistant — diseases, the continuing problem of chronic illnesses, and the violence that has touched nearly every segment of society.