QUAD CITY HEALTH INITIATIVE/GENESIS HEALTH SYSTEM AND TRINITY REGIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM: Joining forces for the greater good

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Abstract

THE PROBLEM

Improve health and overall quality of life in the Quad Cities region.

THE PLAYERS

Genesis Health System and Trinity Health System (as primary financial sponsors), plus 188 individuals and 123 entities in the community.

THE PLAN

Raise awareness of health issues, foster community collaboration, track and report relevant data, encourage advocacy and share information about funding.

THE RESULTS

Organized an adolescent pregnancy prevention conference, conducted a media campaign to reach teens, organized parent education sessions about teen sexuality; created 5,000 oral health prevention kits to distribute through food pantry; purchased and distributed 65 air conditioners and 790 fans; established seven cooling sites during 2001 heat emergencies.

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