Issue 56 | January 2021
QCHI E-Newsletter
COVID-19 Corner
Providing local updates and reflections on the pandemic response
Looking forward indicates focus on a fresh start, a new year, and a positive path.

Our community is more than a month into vaccine distribution (particularly for our frontline healthcare workers). Both Rock Island and Scott County Health Departments have begun phased vaccine clinics (based on protocols and doses handed down from the state). And many of our partners continue fine-tuning new ways and methods to best inform all in our community. {One such event is happening next Thursday, the 28th, 6-7 p.m. Be sure to note and share>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>}

Now is the time to get your questions answered so you're ready to get the vaccine when it's your turn. Remember, TogetherQC.com is one of the best hubs for local information-- compiled from all our health systems and local health departments, etc. Many specifics on vaccine distribution and current phases/categories are fluid, so keep watch on Rock Island County Health Department's Facebook page, as well as the Scott County Health Department's page for the very latest.

Let's all advance into 2021 together, keeping each other inspired and recommitted to a healthier QC!
REMEMBER, even with a vaccine, it's important to continue wearing a mask, keeping physical distance, avoiding large groups, and washing hands frequently.
Board Stories
Revealing a personal side to our Board Members and why they're committed to QCHI and the health of our community
As a business owner and elected official, QCHI Board Member Stephanie Acri must constantly look ahead.

In our next installment of "Board Stories" she shares what opened her eyes to see the health of others in a whole new light.

Check out the rest of her story HERE.
QC Trail of the Month
Detailing a regional trail for your next adventure

Look no further but Loud Thunder for inspiration to get you Moving More this winter (a priority of our Be Healthy QC Coalition!). This forest preserve in the heart of Rock Island County, Illinois, includes 17.5 miles of trails-- ranging from easy to difficult. Learn all about other amenities and trailhead information at the full trail listing on QCTrails.org. And don't forget to follow QC Trails on Facebook. We not only connect you to trails and health tips, but also local events.
PHOTO COURTESY: Bi-State Regional Commission
Sponsor Shout-Out
Reflecting on the "village" that got us through 2020
Looking forward can include reflecting on the past. And we get even more momentum, heading into 2021, when we remember how many of you made it possible for us to weather a difficult 2020 successfully.

We'd like to give a sincere thanks to ALL our 2020 sponsors, who truly help us create a healthy community.

See the entire list of generous organizations and individuals HERE.

The future truly looks bright!
We protect our neighbors | We mask up | We social distance | We are #togetherqc

Proud partner of the QC COVID-19 Coalition
Quad City Health Initiative | 563-421-2826 | quadcityhealthinitiative@gmail.com | qchealthinitiative.org