Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) Grant: A QCHI Project
The PICH Grant was awarded to the Quad City Health Initiative by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Fall 2014 through the fiscal agent UnityPoint Health - Trinity. The PICH grant is part of Be Healthy QC, which seeks to align all sectors of our bi-state community and work together on program, policy, systems and environmental changes in order to create a "culture of wellness" that supports healthy eating and active living.
All residents of Rock Island, Illinois and Scott County, Iowa.
Start Date/Current Status
- Year 1 of the grant ran from October 2014 to September 2015.
- Year 2 of the grant ran from October 2015 to September 2016.
- Year 3 began October 2016 and will continue through September 2017.
Project Goals and Annual Objectives
Goal: To increase physical activity and healthy eating through:
- Promoting the development and implementation of comprehensive school wellness policies.
- Increasing the availability and quality of healthful foods in the Rock Island Project Area.
- Increasing the number of elementary and middle schools that have increased physical activity opportunities through Safe Routes to School Travel Plans.
- Implementing an interactive web-based trails map to increase access to physical activity opportunities in the Quad Cities Metropolitan Planning Area.
- Implementing a cross-sector health promotion campaign on healthy eating and active living/physical activity.
PICH Grant Subcontractors
Bi-State Regional Commission
Broadway Presbyterian Church/Rock Island Urban Gardeners
Lakehouse Evaluation, Inc.
Rock Island County Regional Office of Education
Nicole Carkner - Project Director (563-421-2815)
Rachel Evans - Project Assistant (563-421-2826)