Grant Programs

Our grant programs include:

Creating Healthy Communities

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.
The Creating Healthy Communities Program (CHC) is funded by a federal Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant administered by Ohio Department of Health.  The CHC program goal is to reduce the preventable risk factors for chronic conditions such as hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes. 

Activities target three priority communities: Buchtel, Barberton and the Lakemore/Springfield area.  Program activities include increasing physical activity, encouraging healthful nutritional choices and preventing/reducing tobacco use and exposure.

Desirable program outcomes include verbal or written policies, systems and environmental change – new methods of evaluating the effectiveness of community health programs that modify the environment to encourage healthy choices.

Learn more by downloading the 2016 Creating Healthy Communities Success Stories Booklet.

Visit the ODH CHC website.

For more information, please contact:
Heidi Dressler, MS, RD, LD
Program Coordinator 
330.926.5658 
hdressler@schd.org

 

Communities Preventing Chronic Disease

This ODH grant implements population-wide approaches in high risk groups to prevent obesity, diabetes, heart disease and stroke and reduce health disparities among adults among these areas.  The grant encompasses two different components.  Component One strategies will focus on environmental and system approaches to promote health and healthful behaviors in order to address those with uncontrolled high blood pressure and those at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Component Two strategies will support health systems interventions and community-clinical linkages for the priority population.

For more information, please contact:
Lori Assad, MS, RD, LD
Program Manager 
330.926.5701 
lassad@schd.org 

 

Community Tobacco Control Youth Activities Initiative

This grant supports and further expands on the efforts of the Ohio Department of Health by funding communities to address youth initiation of tobacco use through the implementation of evidence-based strategies. 
For more information, please contact:
Jessica Wingert
Program Coordinator
330.812.3918
jwingert@schd.org

 

Community Tobacco Control Policy Initiative

This grant supports the adoption of smoke-free policies in residential and public housing complexes.

For more information, please contact:
Jessica Wingert
Program Coordinator
330.812.3918
jwingert@schd.org