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The PICH Program is working in partnership with a number of community, government, education, healthcare, corporate, faith-based and non-profit organizations to provide  technical assistance to stakeholders and to achieve program goals.

Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC)

ARC is developing initiatives  to launch  bike share programs, to design livable, walkable communities  and  to introduce more physical activities into elementary and middle school curricula within the County.

 
Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE)

DHPE will provide a series of   trainings to  the PICH Program   partners and stakeholders on the health systems and policy process. The classes will not only help them appreciate the value of using policy, environment, and systems change approaches to chronic disease prevention  , but also give them skills to plan strategies and participate in the healthy policymaking process.


Georgia State University School of Public Health

Researchers from Georgia State 's School of Public Health  are conducting  public opinion surveys, and performing air-quality tests to educate officials and business owners as they consider smoke-free   policies and ordinances. Their surveys of restaurants and bars in the County will  document  the extent of smoke-free policy adoption.

Georgia Institute of Technology School of City and Regional Planning

A team from Georgia Tech's School of City and Regional Planning  is developing a Fulton County Neighborhood Health and Quality of Life Data Dashboard to strengthen neighborhood awareness and agency for all stakeholders. The database will be especially useful for researchers, policymakers, local officials, stakeholder groups and citizens who want to access health statistics based on demographics and geography, and who seek to determine health disparities,  and the levels and types of chronic disease  throughout the County. The statistics will also help to establish a baseline for targeted prevention efforts.

HealthMPowers

HealthMPowers is a non-profit public health organization that promotes healthy eating and physical activity in schools using the evidence-based guidelines established by the CDC.  With funding from PICH, HealthMPowers  is training some 50 early care and education centers in Fulton County to establish physical activity and healthy eating protocols for the babies and pre-schoolers in their care. The organization has a proven track record of improving student health knowledge, behavior, physical activity and school policies—without taking away valuable class time.

Health Promotion Action Coalition

The Health Promotion Action Coalition (HPAC) was established in December 2011 as a collective group of diverse coalitions that are dedicated to improving community health outcomes through policy, systems, and environmental changes. Ultimately, HPAC will seek to flush out the root causes of health disparities and achieve health equity for residents living in Fulton County.

H.E.A.R.T. Coalition Inc.  

Health, Education, Awareness, and Research on Tobacco (H.E.A.R.T.) is a Drug-Free Communities Coalition. Its goal is to provide policy, systems, and environmental strategies to prevent and reduce tobacco and alcohol use and other drug-related health disparities among youth and adults in Fulton County.

Morehouse School of Medicine

Experts from the Morehouse School of Medicine will evaluate the PICH Program initiatives and their outcomes based on community needs, using evidence-based tools.

Partner Success Stories

The Fulton County Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) Program has designed a collaborative model for working with a coalition of government, education, healthcare and non-profit organizations to more effectively create healthier communities within the 14 municipalities of Fulton County, Ga. Using skills and insights learned during PICH-sponsored training classes and workshops, the coalitions have signed on to this new model that incorporates community participation, breaks down silos, and unites groups around common objectives.

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