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. Contact Sherry Ellem at sellem@wcgov.org or leave a message at 740-374-2782 ext. 3342 to get the virtual meeting details

  • Thursday, November 18, 2021, 8:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, February 17, 2022, 8:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, May 19, 2022, 8:30 a.m.

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Sherry Ellem, Creating Healthy Communities Program Manager

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Creating Healthy Community Minutes

2021: February 18 (PDF), May 20 (PDF), August 19 (PDF), November 18 (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 2021 Impact Objectives

  • Washington County CHC Coalition will increase member satisfaction, as evidenced by a coalition assessment and evaluation.
  • 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 one New/Repaired Parks and Playgrounds.
  • Fort Frye School District priority community will implement and/or enforce physical activity policies/practices as evidenced by an increase in Active Transportation Planning.
  • 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.
  • Washington County priority community will increase access to healthy food options, as evidenced by an increase in one Mobile Food Pantry.
  • Fort Frye School District priority community will implement and/or enforce healthy eating policies/practices as evidenced by an increase in one Farm-to-Institution.
  • City of Marietta priority community will increase access to healthy food options as evidenced by an increase in one Food Service Guidelines.

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 the 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 are 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

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