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

VISION

Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice.

MISSION

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 AREAS

Membership:

  • 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

    • Partner with the City of Sandusky to develop and adopt a Mobility Plan that prioritizes the health, equity, and sustainability of Sandusky and its residents

    • Implement a bike share program for the City of Huron to increase modes of active transportation and decrease rates of obesity 

    • Increase the number of employees in Erie County that walk, bike, or bus to work by advocating for Complete Street policy and active transportation initiatives

Healthy Eating:

  • Project Lead: TBD

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

    • Partner with the Food is Medicine Steering Committee to develop and adopt Food Access Policy and Planning initiatives at participating hospitals, medical facilities, and health centers

    • Implement Produce Prescription (PRx) programs within Erie County to increase access to nutritionally-dense foods and decrease rates of chronic disease

    • Assess the interrelationship between the social determinants of health and food insecurity utilizing a county-wide screening tool

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MAKING THE HEALTHY CHOICE THE EASY CHOICE

Creating Healthy Communities

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