Creating Healthy Communities

Creating Healthy Communities

Contact Us

If your community group, school, worksite, or church would like to join the Coalition or has an idea to create healthier communities in Washington County, please email Sherry Ellem or call 740-374-2782, ext. 3342. We love to hear new ideas and may be able to assist in turning your idea into action!

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.

Public Invitation

You are invited to our Washington County Creating Healthy Communities Coalition held quarterly at Gold Star Park Facility 801 Lancaster St, Marietta, OH 45750

  • Thursday, May 21, 2020, 8:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, August 20, 2020, 8:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, November 19, 2020, 8:30 a.m.


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Sherry Ellem, Creating Healthy Communities Program Manager

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Creating Healthy Community Minutes

2019: February 21 (PDF), May 16 (PDF), August 15 (PDF), November 21 (PDF)

2020: February 20 (PDF), May 21 (PDF), August 20 (PDF), November 19 (PDF)

Washington County Creating Healthy Communities 2020 Impact Objectives

  • Washington County CHC Coalition (WCCHCC) will increase Policy System & Environmental (PSE) knowledge and skills.
  • Washington County priority community will increase the number of adults/youth who have access to places for physical activity as evidenced by an increase in 1 New/Repaired Parks and Playgrounds.
  • A jurisdiction within Fort Frye Local School District priority community will implement and/or enforce physical activity policies/practices as evidenced by an increase in 1 Active Transportation (AT) Plan.
  • Marietta priority community will increase the number of adults/youth who have access to places for physical activity as evidenced by an increase in 2 Bike Infrastructures.
  • Fort Frye Local School District priority community will increase access to healthy food options as evidenced by an increase in 1 Farm-to-Institution.
  • Washington County priority community will implement and/or enforce healthy eating policies/practices as evidenced by an increase in 1 Food Service Guideline.
  • Marietta priority community will increase access to healthy food options as evidenced by an increase in 1 Food Pantry.

Upcoming Meeting Highlights

Meetings held every 3 months on the third Thursday at 8:30 a.m. If you are unable to attend, please send someone else to represent your community or email updates.


Partners, Links & Affiliates

Resources

Community Sharing from our Partners: