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Healthy Community Awards

The health of a population is related to the community environment where people live, work, learn and play. The Healthy Community Award recognizes the outstanding achievements of communities that are actively pursuing efforts to create healthier communities. Improving the community environment related to tobacco use and exposure, increasing healthy eating, and active living makes the healthy choice the easy choice for all community members.

The 2017 Healthy Community Award application has closed. All submitted applications are now under review.  

 Application Award Designation

Beginning in 2015 the scoring system is evaluated by category: General Community, Chronic Disease, Active Living, Healthy Eating, and Tobacco Free. Each section is scored and weighted based on answers and attachments provided. Each category is given the designation of a “step.” A total of 5 Steps is possible to be awarded. In order to achieve a step, each category must score a 75 percent or higher.

Congratulations to the following communities for their achievement in taking steps towards a healthier community in 2016!

City of Oberlin- 4 Steps (General Community, Chronic Disease, Active Living, Healthy Eating)

City of New Albany- 4 Steps (General Community, Chronic Disease, Active Living, Healthy Eating)

Columbus City- 3 Steps (Chronic Disease, Active Living, Healthy Eating)

City of Cuyahoga Falls- 3 Steps (Chronic Disease, Active Living, Healthy Eating)

City of Springdale- 3 Steps (Chronic Disease, Active Living, Tobacco Free)

City of Cincinnati- 2 Steps (Chronic Disease, Active Living)

City of Kettering- 2 Steps (Chronic Disease, Active Living)

City of Lorain- 2 Steps (Chronic Disease, Healthy Eating) 

Marion County- 2 Step (Chronic Disease, Healthy Eating)

City of Springfield- 2 Steps (Chronic Disease, Active Living)

Warren City- 2 Steps (Chronic Disease, Healthy Eating)

Village of Wellington- 2 Steps (General Community, Chronic Disease)

City of Westerville- 2 Steps (Chronic Disease, Active Living)

Howland Township- 1 Step (Chronic Disease)

City of Mount Vernon- 1 Step (Chronic Disease)

City of North Ridgeville- 1 Step (Chronic Disease)

 

 

Last Reviewed 10/06/2017