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Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) (2014 - 2017)

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Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) improves the health and wellness of all Americans.

PICH was a 3-year initiative that supported implementation of evidence-based strategies to improve the health of communities and reduce the prevalence of chronic disease. PICH built on a body of knowledge developed through previously funded Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) programs and encouraged 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 the FY2014 Awardees [PDF-433K] and FY2015 Awardees [PDF-198K] PICH maps to learn more about community health investments.

Download PICH Highlights [PDF-922K] to learn more about our awardees.

For more information on this program, view the original funding opportunity.

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 worked 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 worked to make healthy living easier and more affordable where people live, learn, work, and play. To improve health and wellness in their communities, awardees focused 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.


Learn more about PICH Awardees.

Large Cities and Urban Counties

PICH awardees, large cities and urban counties, grouped by state
State Locality Awardee Award Amount
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

PICH awardees, small cities and counties, grouped by state
State Locality Awardee Award Amount
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

PICH awardees, American Indian tribes and tribal organizations, grouped by state
State Locality Awardee Award Amount
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