Partnerships In Community Health
Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH)
Jen Dalton, Project Coordinator
Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) supports Lake County’s public health efforts to reduce chronic diseases, promote healthier lifestyles, reduce health disparities, and control health care spending. The initiative is called “Writing a Wellville Story” to convey the concept of building on and strengthening the many excellent efforts underway in Lake County that support health and community well-being.
PICH emphasizes and supports collaborations among multiple organizations to shift large system efforts toward community wellness, as well as help shape environments to encourage healthy choices. In Lake County, governmental agencies and nongovernmental organizations partner through collaborations and community coalitions to reduce tobacco use, improve nutrition, increase physical activity, and improve access to programs for preventing and managing chronic diseases.
Who We Serve: All Lake County residents interested in prevention of chronic diseases and the promotion of healthier lifestyles.
Established: PICH began in September 2014 with a 3-year Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grant.
Funding We Bring to the Community: $472,000 per year, totaling $1,416,000 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.