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Creating Healthy Communities

Creating Healthy Communities Program 

The Ross County Health District (RCHD) is proud to be one of the 23 counties in the state of Ohio to receive funding from 2020-2024 to support the Creating Healthy Communities Program within our county. This funding will support active living and healthy eating strategies that will promote chronic disease prevention throughout our community. Based off the findings from the most recent Ross County Community Health Assessment our community deserves policy, system, and environmental changes that will support a healthy lifestyle for all Ross County residents.

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, 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.

Contact RCHD’s Creating Healthy Communities Program

Ciara Martin, MPH,  Community Health Specialist

cmartin@rosscountyhealth.org (740) 779-9652

2020 Strategies and Priority Communities:

RCHD is committed to establishing and maintaining strong partnerships that generate not only healthy people, but healthy communities. For that reason, RCHD has committed to working with three priority communities during the current CHC grant cycle of 2020-2024. The three priority communities are Ross County as a whole, Paint Valley Local School District, and specific neighborhoods within the City of Chillicothe.

Active Living

Healthy Eating