2012 Community Health Assessment
This Community Health Assessment, a follow-up to similar studies conducted in 2002 and 2007, is a systematic, data-driven approach to determining the health status, behaviors and needs of residents in the Quad Cities Area.
The “community” defined for this study (the “Quad Cities Area”) includes residents of Scott County, Iowa, and Rock Island County, Illinois.
To read the executive summary of this study, click here
For over a decade, the sponsors of this study have been collaborating on improving health status and quality of life in the Quad Cities region through the Quad City Health Initiative (QCHI). This work together has been rooted in periodic community health assessments conducted by the health systems and health departments. New reporting requirements and best practice trends encouraged our local health partners to redesign our approach to community health assessment and create a comprehensive assessment process that meets the information and reporting needs of all partners.
Our coordinated assessment approach included primary data collection, secondary data analysis, and qualitative input from community leaders. Each of our health departments convened a community health task force to review and prioritize secondary data and collect qualitative input from community leaders in Scott and Rock Island counties. In addition, through QCHI, the health systems funded a survey and data collection for the bi-state area and hired Professional Research Consultants (PRC) to conduct this work. The following document provides PRC's bistate findings in detail. All documents produced as part of the 2012 Quad Cities Community Health Assessment process are available for review online at www.qchealthinitiative.org
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