Creating Healthy Communities

Creating Healthy Communities (CHC) is committed to preventing and reducing chronic disease statewide.


Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice.


Creating Healthy Communities (CHC) is committed to preventing and reducing chronic disease statewide. Through cross-sector collaboration, we are activating communities to improve access to and affordability of healthy food and increase opportunities for physical activity where Ohioans live, work and play. By implementing sustainable evidence-based strategies, CHC is creating a culture of health.



  • Project Lead: TBD

  • Recruitment, engagement, and retention of members

  • Identify gaps in membership diversity and create a recruitment plan

Active Living:

  • Project Lead: TBD

  • Advocate for policies, systems and built environment changes that make it easier for Erie County residents to get their recommended amount of daily physical activity

    • Create a bike and pedestrian rating system to score roads on how well suited they are for travel

    • Complete a walk audit and cycling audit of priority locations in Erie County to create physical and online interactive Bike and Pedestrian Maps

    • Increase the number of employees in Erie County that walk, bike, or bus to work by providing worksite active commute supports

Healthy Eating:

  • Project Lead: TBD

  • Strive to increase access to healthy and affordable foods through policies, systems, and environmental changes

    • Develop Action Plan and implement EBT/SNAP benefits to be accepted at the Sandusky Farmers Market​

    • Implement Healthy Food Service Guidelines in the Firelands Regional Health System Café

    • Complete healthy food access assessment in the City of Huron

    • Create a healthy food access policy to reduce gaps and barriers to food access in the City of Huron



Roots of Prevention

A community united for safety and health equity.

420 Superior Street

Sandusky, OH 44870

Email: CommunityHealth@echdohio.org

Phone: 419-626-5623 

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