Partnerships to Improve Community Health Grant
Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH)
PICH is a three-year grant project 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 coalitions to implement sustainable changes in communities where people live, learn, work, and play.
The policies, systems, and environments around us, including our communities, worksites, transportation systems, schools, faith-based organizations, and health care settings shape the pattern of our lives and our health. Community changes will help build a healthier Clark County and create a more satisfying place to live, work, play and worship. We aspire to create an environment in Clark County where:
- Residents and visitors are no longer exposed to secondhand smoke.
- Access to healthy food and beverages and opportunities to be physically active are plentiful and safe and affordable.
- Our streets and communities are built in a way that encourages walking and biking and plans will be in place to help ensure that kids can safely walk and bike to school.
- Parents in public-housing will no longer be concerned about their children breathing in secondhand smoke.
- Youth will learn about the dangers of new and emerging tobacco products through education via social networks, and residents will better understand the health and economic impacts of tobacco use.
- Child care providers will provide opportunities for physical activity and will help ensure that our youth have access to healthy foods.
- More people with chronic diseases will have access to programs designed to help them manage those diseases.
Community action is focused on obesity, tobacco-use and disease management issues in Clark County as follows:
- Work with partners to develop plans and implement initiatives to ensure that our streets are designed and safe for all users including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and patrons of public transportation.
- Increase access to healthy foods and beverages in government facilities through the adoption of healthy vending guidelines.
- Increase the number of Clark County School District (CCSD) schools that are providing increased access to physical activity opportunities to students
- Ensure that low income residents can purchase healthy and affordable foods at local farmers’ markets.
- Develop and distribute resources to assist child care providers meet national nutrition and physical activity standards.
- Increase the number of free diabetes risk reduction and management programs available in English and Spanish to adults with, or at risk of, type 2 diabetes.
- Increase the number of people with access to comprehensive tobacco-free environments.
- Develop a searchable online smoke-free meeting venue directory.
- Implement a youth and adult tobacco-focused counter-marketing campaign.
- Increase the number of health care providers who are trained on the delivery of Brief Tobacco Use Interventions.
Disease Management Resources
- Provide mobile texting program to support diabetes management