The Quad City Health Initiative (QCHI) was formed in 1999 and a cross-community partnerships to create a healthy community. The 2021 Vision states: “The Quad Cities region is united as one vibrant, diverse, collaborative community with engaged citizens, safe, thriving neighborhoods, and equitable and inclusive access and opportunities for overall health and social well-being.”
Occurring every 3 years and dating back to 2002, a systematic, data-driven assessment of health status, behaviors, and needs is conducted in Muscatine, Scott, and Rock Island Counties to provide a barometer on residents’ health and wellness. Partners work together to coordinate the assessments that meet the reporting requirements of the health systems and also encompass the 5-year assessment planning cycles of the health departments. The assessment results lead to health improvement plans and actions.
Serving 5 river basins in 5 states, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Rock Island District delivers vital engineering and water resources solutions in collaboration with their partners to secure the nation, reduce disaster risk, and enhance the quality of the nation’s inland waterway system. The Rock Island District maintains the second longest nine-foot navigation channel (582 miles) and 18 locks and dams. This system supports the movement of 313 million tons of cargo annually (2021).