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.



Join Us!

The Creating Healthy Communities Coalition meets once a month at the Clark County Combined Health District. At the meetings we discuss project and programming updates and members are able to network and connect with those in the community pursuing similar goals. Please feel free to join us, and be a voice in YOUR community for healtheir living! 


Check Out What We've Done So Far!

Completed Projects

2016 Projects

New Carlisle

  • Increase usage of WIC and SNAP at the New Carlisle Farmers Market.
  • Build a new playground for the community.
  • Implement tobacco free zone policies in city parks.


  • Continue to develop and implement the bike access program ReCycle.
  • Implement tobacco free zone policies in city parks.
  • Work with early childhood centers to achieve the Ohio Healthy Program designation.

Clark County

  • Clark County Worksite Wellness Network (CCWWN) 
  • Develop and implement open and shared-use agreements with various agencies and organizations 
  • Implement the “Good Food Here” initiative in local food pantries

Creating Healthy Communities Service Counties




For questions please contact:

Elle Evans Peterson, MPH, CHES
Creating Healthy Communities Coordinator
937-390-5600 ext 260 




Last Review: 05/17/2017 elp