Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH)
Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) improves the health and wellness of all Americans.
PICH is a 3-year initiative that supports implementation of evidence-based strategies to improve the health of communities and reduce the prevalence of chronic disease. PICH builds on a body of knowledge developed through previously funded Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) programs and encourages collaborations with a multi-sectoral coalition to implement sustainable changes in communities where people live, learn, work, and play.
Download the PICH factsheet [PDF–1.16MB] to learn more about the program.
Download information[PDF-738K] about PICH awardee focus areas and priority interventions.
Download PICH Highlights [PDF-922K] to learn more about our awardees.
Investing in Healthier Communities
In 2014, CDC awarded $49.3 million to 39 awardees representing three designated geographic areas, including:
- $30.9 million in awards to 13 large cities and urban counties with populations of 500,000 or more.
- $14.2 million in awards to 20 small cities and counties with populations between 50,000 and 499,999.
- $4.2 million in awards to six American Indian tribes/tribal organizations.
PICH awardees are working with a variety of governmental agencies and nongovernmental organizations from many sectors including:
- School districts.
- Local governments.
- Hospital and health systems.
- Community-based organizations.
- Public health offices.
- American Indian tribes/tribal organizations.
Approach to Improving Health
PICH is working to make healthy living easier and more affordable where people live, learn, work, and play. To improve health and wellness in their communities, awardees focus on four risk factors:
- Tobacco use and exposure.
- Poor nutrition.
- Physical inactivity.
- Lack of access to opportunities for chronic disease prevention, risk reduction, and disease management.
Examples of community strategies include:
- Protecting people from secondhand smoke exposure in indoor and outdoor spaces.
- Promoting nutrition guidelines that encourage healthy food and beverage options in schools and worksites.
- Increasing physical education classes so children have more physical activity opportunities each day.
- Increasing the number of multi-disciplinary teams (i.e., physicians, pharmacists, community health workers) that help patients manage their chronic diseases.
Large Cities and Urban Counties
|California||Cities of Anaheim, Garden Grove, and Santa Ana||Community Action Partnership of Orange County||$1,385,251|
|Santa Clara County||County of Santa Clara||$1,901,813|
|Fresno County||Fresno County Department of Public Health||$1,585,154|
|City of Los Angeles||Los Angeles County Office of Education*||$3,600,000|
|Florida||Broward County||Broward Regional Health Planning Council, Inc.||$1,719,743|
|Pinellas County||Pinellas County||$866,517|
|Miami-Dade County||Miami-Dade County||$3,353,274|
|Georgia||Fulton County||Fulton County||$2,971,528|
|Illinois||Suburban Cook County||Cook County Department of Public Health||$2,480,807|
|Massachusetts||Boston||Boston Public Health Commission||$1,800,000|
|Nevada||Clark County||Southern Nevada Health District||$2,650,555|
|New York||New York City||Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc.||$3,600,000|
|Washington||King County||Seattle-King County Department of Public Health||$2,966,405|
*Year 1 awardee with no future funding.
Small Cities and Counties
|California||Merced County||Merced County Department of Public Health||$1,350,000|
|Lake County||North Coast Opportunities||$472,770|
|Solano County||Solano County Public Health Services, County of Solano||$1,231,198|
|Delaware||New Castle County||Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children||$607,311|
|Florida||Marion County||Heart of Florida Health Center||$1,349,638|
|Georgia||Carroll, Haralson, and Heard Counties||Tanner Medical Center, Inc.||$859,413|
|Illinois||Quad Cities||Trinity Medical Center||$426,869|
|Iowa||Woodbury County||Woodbury County||$120,458|
|Kansas||Douglas County (Lawrence)||Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department||$448,578|
|Maine||Northern Maine||Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems (EMHS)||$1,350,000|
|Kennebec and Somerset Counties||MaineGeneral Medical Center||$489,277|
|Mississippi||Center-Southwest Mississippi River Region||My Brother’s Keeper, Inc.||$1,350,000|
|Nebraska||Lincoln (Lancaster County)||Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln||$685,886|
|New Hampshire||Cheshire County||Cheshire Medical Center||$372,663|
|New Jersey||Vineland (Cumberland County), New Jersey||Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA||$450,000|
|New York||Schenectady County||Schenectady County||$450,000|
|North Carolina||Northeast North Carolina||Albemarle Regional Health Services||$439,641|
|Ohio||Lucas County (Toledo)||Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio||$837,389|
|Allen County||The Lima Family YMCA||$450,000|
|South Carolina||Greenville||YMCA of Greenville||$472,851|
American Indian Tribes and Tribal Organizations
|Arizona||Fort Defiance Service Delivery Areas||Fort Defiance Indian Hospital Board, Inc.||$824,823|
|California||Inyo and Mono Counties||Toiyabe Indian Health Project||$673,340|
|Michigan||Alger, Chippewa, Delta, Luce, Mackinac, Marquette, and Schoolcraft Counties||Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians||$810,000|
|South Dakota||Multiple Tribes||Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board||$725,628|
|Oklahoma||Adair, Cherokee, Delaware, Mayes, and Sequoyah Counties||Cherokee Nation||$900,000|
|Pawnee County||Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma||$267,346|
- Page last reviewed: March 31, 2016
- Page last updated: March 31, 2016
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