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You are invited to our Washington County Creating Healthy Communities Coalition 
  • Thursday, May 16, 2019 8:30 am
  • Thursday, August 15, 2019 8:30 am
  • Thursday, November 21, 2019 8:30 am
  • Thursday, February 20, 2020 8:30 am

Washington County Health Department
Conference Room 342 Muskingum Dr. 

Sherry Ellem,
Creating Healthy Communities
Program Manager

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, 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.

Partners, Links & Affiliates:
Armory Square Marietta
AVI Foodsystems
Belpre Area Ministries
Belpre City Schools
Brick Insurance Group
Broughton Foundation
Buckeye Hills Regional Council
City of Belpre
City of Marietta  Gold Star Disc Golf
Cox Family Pharmacy
Decatur Community Association
Devola Multi-Use Trail
Fort Frye Wellness
House of Hope
Kiwanis Club of Marietta
Marietta Adventure Company
Marietta/Belpre City Health Department
Marietta High School
Marietta Family YMCA
Muskingum Township
Ohio Department of Health
OSU Extension, Washington County
O'Neill Center
Proactive Health Solutions, LLC
Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Washington County
The Right Path for Washington County
River Valley Mountain Bike Association
University of Charleston School of Pharmacy 
Sisters Health Foundation
Village of Beverly
Village of Lowell
Village of Matamoras
Western Washington County Seniors
Washington County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Washington County Career Center
Washington County Harvest of Hope
Washington County Health Department

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 contact Sherry Ellem at 740-374-2782 ext. 3342 or at s.  We love to hear new ideas and may be able to assist in turning your idea into action!

Upcoming Meeting Highlights
February 21, 2019  Choose a site to review using the Change Tool.  

May 16, 2019  Email, call or bring specific opportunities to fund in 2020. Opportunities need to be a policy, system and/or environment change for physical activity or nutrition.

August 15, 2019  Creating Healthy Community Awards Breakfast. Nominate.
November 21, 2019 Community Health Assessment 

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