Community Wellness

Community Wellness

Group of people on public sidewalk at an intersection.

The SCHD offers a community at-large assessment and free technical assistance develop or strengthen environmental changes and polices to promote physical activity, healthy eating, chronic disease prevention, and leadership.  SCHD works with city officials to identify areas of improvement.  The built environment plays a vital role in community life by increasing connectivity and providing pedestrians access to public spaces.  

Previous community successes include: conducting a walk audit and improving sidewalk infrastructure; providing bicycle racks at parks; establishing a walking club; strengthening tobacco-free park policies; increasing healthy vending machine items and marketing.

The SCHD uses the following evidence-based and best practice tools and methods in communities:


News & Notices

#FightFlu Now is the time to get a #flu vaccine and protect your family before flu begins spreading in your community.
Posted: October 2, 2019
We are happy to announce the release of the 2019 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) for the Scott County and Rock Island County Health Departments. The CHIP is a product of efforts by the community to formulate goals, strategies, and an action plan to address priority issues identified...
Posted: September 16, 2019