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!




Complete Streets Flyer

Welcome Packet

Working Groups

Strategic Plan


Vision

Vibrant Ohio communities where everyone has access to healthy food and opportunities for active living.

Mission 

Activating community-led solutions to create sustainable change in policies, places, and population health.

Equity Statement

Health equity is achieved when all people in a community have access to affordable, inclusive, and quality infrastructure and services that, despite historical and contemporary injustices, allows them to reach their full health potential. 

Principles

  1. Creating Healthy Communities (CHC) invests in policies, projects, places, and people to create equitable, inclusive opportunities for healthy eating and active living. 
  2. Everyone involved in Creating Healthy Communities (CHC) prepares to engage in the work by strengthening self-awareness and empathy. 
  3. Community members experiencing health inequities or social marginalization partner with Creating Healthy Communities (CHC) to amplify their collective power and lead solutions for their community. 
  4. Organizations partner with Creating Healthy Communities (CHC) to align with and direct resources toward community members’ vision and priorities.
  5.  Creating Healthy Communities (CHC) Coordinators approach their relationships and the work with humility, transparency, dependability, and respect for others.

Public Invitation

You are invited to our Washington County Creating Healthy Communities Coalition held quarterly at 1115 Gilman Ave, Marietta, OH 45750 in the second-floor large conference room. undefined Opens in new window

  • Thursday, February 16, 2023, In-Person 8:30 a.m.  Virtual 1:30 p.m. (Site TBD)
  • Thursday, May 18, 2023, 2023 In-Person 8:30 a.m.  Virtual 1:30 p.m. 
  • Thursday, August 17, 2023, In-Person 8:30 a.m.  Virtual 1:30 p.m.  
  • Thursday, November 16, 2023, In-Person 8:30 a.m.  Virtual 1:30 p.m. 

Contact Sherry Ellem at sellem@wcgov.org or leave a message at 740-374-2782 ext. 3342 to get the 1:30 pm virtual meeting details.  undefined Opens in new window

Sherry Ellem, Creating Healthy Communities Program Manager

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Creating Healthy Communities Minutes

2022: February 17 (PDF), Mid-Year Newsletter, August 18 (PDF), November 17 (PDF), Year-End Article (PDF)

2021: February 18 (PDF), May 20 (PDF), August 19 (PDF), November 18 (PDF), Year-End Article (PDF)

2020: February 20 (PDF), May 21 (PDF), August 20 (PDF), Year-End Article (PDF)

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

Washington County Creating Healthy Communities 2022 Projects

  • City of Marietta priority community will increase the number of adults/youth who have access to places for physical activity, as evidenced by an increase in one Pedestrian Infrastructure.
  • Fort Frye School District priority community will increase the number of adults/youth who have access to places for physical activity, as evidenced by the implementation of Beverly's Active Transportation Plan.
  • Washington County priority community will increase access to healthy food options, as evidenced by an increase in one Farmers Market.

Partners, Links Affiliates

Resources

Community Sharing from our Partners: