Fulton County PICH Program Receives $2.97 Million Funding Renewal | Print |

The Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness has received $2.97 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to fund the second year of the Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) Program. The grant award will continue to be administered by the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) according to the terms of the cooperative agreement governing the Program.


The renewed funding will allow the PICH Program to continue its efforts to reduce chronic diseases and health disparities throughout the County through skill-building, strategy development and program implementation.

“We are gratified that the Department of Health and Human Services and the CDC have awarded us the funds for a second year of PICH Program work that will allow us to build on the momentum we generated during the first year,” said Dr. David Sarnow, acting director of Fulton County Health Services. “We will use these funds to continue helping our coalition partners build skills, develop strategies and implement evidenced-based programs that will improve access to healthy nutrition, physical activity and smoke-free, walkable environments throughout Fulton County. We are committed to achieving these PICH Program goals, which align perfectly with our mission to ensure that all people of Fulton County are healthy.”  

The Fulton County PICH Program is working in partnership with a coalition of government, education, healthcare, corporate, faith-based and non-profit organizations to achieve these goals:

  • increasing access to physical activities by helping develop physical activity programs and policies in school and after school
  • promoting healthy eating and nutrition by helping to increase access to environments with healthy food and beverage choices
  • discouraging tobacco use, reducing second-hand smoke exposure and promoting smoke-free policies
  • encouraging the design of communities in which people of all ages and abilities can walk, bike, ride transit and drive safely
About PICH
The Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) Program is working with community partners to develop strategies and implement programs to promote healthier lifestyles and to reduce both health disparities and the incidence of chronic disease among County residents. The PICH Program is made possible by funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under cooperative agreement #IU58DP005568-01. For more information, please visit www.fultoncountyga.gov/partnership-to-improve-community-health.To learn more about Fulton County Health and Wellness, please visit www.fultoncountygahealth.org.