Creating Healthy Communities

CHC 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.

CHC Vision: Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice
Funded by the Ohio Department of Health’s Bureau of Healthy Ohio, the Meigs County Health Department offers the Creating Healthy Communities program, which is focused on the prevention of chronic diseases among Meigs County residents. The program is designed to help local communities to develop and implement strategies that can help prevent or manage health-risk factors for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer and obesity. This is accomplished by focusing on three core areas: TOBACCO, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY and NUTRITION. For more information, contact Creating Healthy Communities Coordinator Laura Cleland 740-992-6626 x 1031

Priority Communities: Meigs County, Pomeroy, Middleport

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