Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH)

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In September 2014, the Fresno County Department of Public Health received a Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. PICH is a three-year initiative that supports public health efforts to reduce chronic diseases, promote healthier lifestyles, reduce health disparities and control health care spending. 

The Department has partnered with the Public Health Institute to provide and administer policy, systems and environmental change efforts under the PICH grant. 

Project Overview

Fresno County PICH works with community-based organizations, schools, businesses, and local cities in Fresno County to make healthy living easier and more affordable where people live, learn, work, and play.

To improve health and wellness in Fresno County, PICH is focused on the following risk factors: 
  •  Tobacco use and exposure 
  •  Poor nutrition  

Initiatives

Storefront Advertising : Will reduce unhealthy storefront and outdoor advertising at Fresno County retail locations to reduce the appeal of tobacco products and sugary drinks

Farm to Table: Works with local farmers, aggregators, distributors and schools to increase the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables in neighborhoods with low access to grocery stores.

Newsletter Archive

September 2017 

December 2016

September 2016

June 2016

July 2016

January 2016

September 2015

How You Can Help

You can contribute to the success of Fresno County PICH by sharing information about the PICH Program!

  • Like our Facebook page and share our posts: #HealthyFresnoCounty   
  • Does your organization have a newsletter? Share what PICH is doing and inform Public Health Communication staff at mirivera@co.fresno.ca.us or call 559-600-6397

Contact Us

Sara Bosse
Tel: 559-600-6449
Email: oppc@co.fresno.ca.us

The Partnerships to Improve Community Health / National Implementation and Dissemination for Chronic Disease Prevention is made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Learn more about Partnerships to Improve Community Health / National Implementation and Dissemination for Chronic Disease Prevention at  www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dch