Perry County Health Department

OHIZ aims to address social determinants of health (SDoH) and improve healthy behaviors of residents through meaningful community engagement and cross sector collaborations in New Lexington, Shawnee, New Straitsville, and Hemlock.

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  • Phase One: Assess health needs of community through 8 focus groups in coordination with Ohio University
  • Phase Two: Select & implement projects through “Strategic Doing” with Ohio University

The Ohio Health Improvement Zone Partners

Perry County Health Department and Ohio University

  • New Lexington Village Council
  • Perry Neighborhood Connection
  • Perry County Mobility Management
  • Perry County Transit
  • Perry County Chamber of Commerce
  • Perry Soil and Water
  • Shawnee Village Council
  • Destination Shawnee
  • Shawnee United Methodist Church
  • Southern Perry Community Residents
  • Hemlock Village Council
  • New Straitsville Village Council 
  • SPICE (Southern Perry County Incubation Center for Entrepreneurs)
  • New Straitsville Community Garden
  • New Straitsville Historical Society
  • Saltlick and Coal Improvement Alliance