Grant Programs

Creating Healthy Communities

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. The Creating Healthy Communities Program (CHC) is funded by a federal Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant administered by Ohio Department of Health. The CHC program goal is to reduce the preventable risk factors for chronic conditions such as hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes.

Activities target three priority communities: Buchtel, Barberton and Middleburry. Program activities include increasing physical activity and encouraging healthful nutritional choices. Desirable program outcomes include verbal or written policies, systems and environmental change – new methods of evaluating the effectiveness of community health programs that modify the environment to encourage healthy choices. Learn
more by reading the Creating Healthy Communities Success Stories Booklets or by visiting the ODH CHC website.

For more information, please contact:
Kendra Taylor, RD, LD
Program Coordinator


Community Tobacco Control Policy Initiative

This grant supports the adoption of smoke-free policies in residential and public housing complexes.

For more information, please contact:
Jessica Wingert
Program Coordinator