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Community Transformation

Community Transformation

Healthy Smiling Employees

What is the Community Transformation Program?

Scott County Health Department (SCHD) is working with partners in our community to make it easier to live healthy by making changes to where we work and where we play!

Worksite Wellness

People are needed at work, and many workplaces know that one way to keep people at work is to keep them healthy. SCHD staff work with interested businesses to make changes at businesses that can help people eat better and exercise more.  There are many different ways this can be done.  Some include making changes to what is in the vending machines, encouraging people to walk up stairs instead of taking the elevator, or writing a policy that does not allow tobacco and nicotine-use in the workplace.  Each business no matter how big or small can find something to improve.  SCHD staff asks a business questions to help them identify how to start!
The questions are found in the tools below:

 

Crosswalk on residential street

Community Wellness

Walking paths, parks, bicycle trails…these are all things that encourage people to get moving.  What about the things that help keep people safe when using these things…bike racks, cross walks, curb cuts for wheelchairs and strollers, etc.?  SCHD staff work with communities in Scott County to look for ways to improve.  By asking a series of questions, needs are identified and plans can be made.

Staff also works with restaurants who are interested in making healthy changes to their menu.  Some very simple changes are serving skim or 1% milk instead of 2%, switching to 100% wheat bread, or adding a vegetable or fruit as a side dish option.  
The tools used to help identify possible changes can be found below:

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Supportive Community Coalitions

SCHD staff work with partners that share a similar mission and vision, and are involved with a variety of community coalitions to make Scott County a healthy place to work and live.  SCHD works closely with the following coalitions.

  • The Food Rescue Partnership is a Quad Cities coalition that promotes rescuing food for its best possible use.  For more information, visit foodrescueqc.org.
  • The Quad Cities HEARTSafe Coalition aims to empower and increase bystander Hands-Only CPR through education and awareness.  For more information, visit qcheartsafe.org.
  • Be Healthy QC is a community coalition that aims to increase the percentage of adults and children who are at a healthy weight by encouraging physical activity and healthy eating.  For more information, visit qchealthinitiative.org.

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