Be Healthy QC Coalition

Be Healthy QC

Be Healthy QC Coalition: A QCHI Project

Be Healthy QC seeks to have all sectors of our bi-state community align 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.

Target Audience

All residents of the Quad Cities.

Start Date/Current Status

The Be Healthy QC Coalition assembled in January of 2013 and continues to meet several times a year.


To increase physical activity and healthy eating.

Topic Areas (past and present)

Workplace Wellness

School Wellness

Built Environment for Active Living

Access to Healthy Foods

Cross-Sector Education and Health Promotion on Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

Project Measures

Be Healthy QC seeks to change the following population health measures in the Quad Cities Area:

Physical Activity

  1. The percentage of adults who report no leisure-time physical activity in the past month.
  2. The percentage of adults who regularly participate in adequate levels of both aerobic and strengthening activities (meeting physical activity recommendations).
  3. The percentage of children (ages 2-17) who report to have had 60 minutes of physical activity on each of the 7 days preceding the interview (1+ hours per day).

Healthy Eating

  1. The percentage of adults who report eating 5 or more servings of fruits and/or vegetables per day.
  2. The percentage of children (ages 2-17) who eat 5 or more servings of fruits and/or vegetables per day (parents recalled their child's food intake on the previous day).

Shared Measures for Both Goals

  1. The percentage of adults at a healthy weight (BMI 18.5-24.9).
  2. The percentage of children ages 5-17 at a healthy weight (BMI >=5th and < 85th percentile).

Be Healthy QC Coalition Member Organizations

American Red Cross
Augustana College
Bi-State Regional Commission
Churches United of the Quad City Area
City of Bettendorf
City of Davenport
Genesis Health System
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Kindred at Home
True Lifestyle Medicine Clinic
Rock Island County Health Department
Rock Island County Regional Office of Education
Scott County Health Department
Sivyer Steel Castings LLC
St. Ambrose University
Tapestry Farms
Two Rivers YMCA
United Way Quad Cities
UnityPoint Health - Trinity
University of Illinois Extension
YMCA of the Iowa Mississippi Valley

Project Contacts

Denise Bulat - Project Chair (309-793-6302)

Nicole Carkner - Staff (563-421-2815)


Mailing Address:

Quad City Health Initiative
Central Park Medical Pavilion 2, Suite 3100
1227 East Rusholme St.
Davenport, IA 52803

Founding Sponsors:

Genesis Health System

UnityPoint Health Trinity