Creating Healthy Communities

Creating Healthy CommunitiesVision: 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, increase opportunities for physical activity, and assure tobacco-free living where Ohioans live, work and play. By implementing sustainable evidence-based strategies, CHC is creating a culture of health.

Creating Healthy Communities Objectives

CHC-2015

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Healthy Eating

Community

  • Work with community organizations/schools to increase availability of fresh produce by the establishment of 4 new community/school gardens.
  • Work with one new food retailer in Marion City to begin offering healthy food options through the implementation of Healthy in a Hurry corner store program.
  • Assist in the development and establishment of 45 acres for community garden space and edible fruit tree forest.

Schools

  • Work with community organizations/schools to increase availability of fresh produce by the establishment of 4 new community/school gardens.

Active Living

Community

  • Work with Marion County stakeholders on the addition of one multi-use trail and provide assistance with trail enhancements e.g. playground equipment, infrastructure improvements.
  • Improve access to physical activity as evidence by park and playground improvements on the Westside of Marion City.

Schools

  • Work with the Safe Routes to School Committee (SRTS) on the implementation of a SRTS program.

Tobacco Free Living

Community

  • Work with Marion County park officials on the adoption of tobacco- free parks.

Schools

  • Work with local schools to implement a 100% Comprehensive Tobacco- Free policy.

Creating Healthy Communities Grant Project Coordinator

Erin Creeden, RN
Marion Public Health
181 S. Main St. Marion
740-692-9128
ecreeden@marionpublichealth.org

Creating Healthy Communities Coalition
2015 Meeting Schedule

March 19, 2015
June 4, 2015
September 3, 2015
December 3, 2015

All meetings are at 10am
At Marion Public Health
181 South Main Street
Marion, OH 43302

Marion County Tobacco Coalition
2015 Meeting Schedule

February 27, 2015
May 22, 2015
August 28, 2015
November 20, 2015

All meetings are at 10am
At Marion Public Health
181 South Main Street
Marion, OH 43302

Visit www.healthy.ohio.gov/chc to learn more about the Ohio Department of Health’s statewide CHC program.

CHC is funded by the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and administered by the Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Health Ohio, Creating Healthy Communities Program.  This product was supported by Grant Number 2B01DP009042-15 from CDC.  Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC.