Creating Healthy Communities Coalition
To prevent and reduce 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.
Policy, System and Environmental change through the CHC program is a way of modifying the environment to make the healthy choice the easy choice for all Ohioans. We do this by working on impactful, enforceable and sustainable changes to rules or physical environments. For example, “Policy” might be an ordinance, resolution, guideline or rule. A “System” might be a program, allocation of resources or personnel. The “Environment” might be physical, social or economic in nature. The three priority areas include Delaware City South, Oxford Township (Ashley), and the Big Walnut School District.