Creating Healthy Communities

“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.

Creating Healthy Communities in Perry County


  • 31% of adults in Perry County are smokers
  • Nearly 40% of adults in Perry County report no leisure time physical activity
  • 1/3 of youth in Perry County are obese (at least 20% above ideal body weight)

Creating Health Communities Projects:

New Lexington:

  • Install a Splash Pad and  playground area at the Ludowici Community Foundation Park
  • Work with Down the Road Farm to develop a Community Supported Agriculture Program
  • Develop Tobacco Free Public Spaces


  • Develop a bike borrowing system
  • Create a Community Kitchen that teaches healthy food preparation and preservation
  • Limit the number of tobacco retail outlets


  • Support the development of a skate park in the City Park
  • Develop a multi-use walking trail in the City Park
  • Create a Country Fresh Stop at the R&R Gulf Station
  • Work to create tobacco free work and play spaces

Find a link to the Perry County Active Transportation Plan HERE

For more information on Creating Healthy Communities in Perry County contact Deborah Raney at 740-342-5179 CHC-InfoGraphic section]]>

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