Vibrant Ohio communities where everyone has access to healthy food and opportunities for active living.


Activating community-led solutions to create sustainable change in policies, places, and population health.

CHC Equity Statement:

Health equity is achieved when all people in a community have access to affordable, inclusive, and quality infrastructure and services that, despite historical and contemporary injustices, allow them to reach their full health potential.

CHC Principles:

Sustainable and equitable investments: CHC invests in policies, projects, places, and people to create and sustain equitable, inclusive opportunities for healthy eating and active living.

Self-awareness and empathy
: Everyone involved in CHC prepares to engage in the work by strengthening self-awareness and empathy.

Community-led solutions: Community members experiencing health inequities or social marginalization partner with CHC to amplify their collective power and lead solutions for their community.

Organizational partnership: Organizations partner with CHC to align with the direct resources toward community members’ vision and priorities.

Coordinator responsibility: CHC Coordinators approach their relationships and work with humility, transparency, dependability, and respect for others.

2024 Creating Healthy Communities Objectives

Objectives focus on implementing policy, system, and environmental change that increase access to healthy foods and opportunities for active living within South Toledo, North Toledo, and Lucas County.

Healthy Eating
Food Access/Corner Stores
Client Choice Pantry

Active Living
Active Transportation Plan
Safe Routes to School
Bike Infrastructure
Inclusive Playground/exercise equipment

    2024 Healthy Youth and Family Coalition Meeting Schedule
    Meetings are held virtually from 9:00-11:00 AM quarterly. These coalition meetings will provide members with an opportunity to stay informed and engaged with our community objectives as well as provide networking opportunities for our members.

    • March 7, 2024
    • June 6, 2024
    • September 5, 2024
    • December 5, 2024

    Coalition partners

    • Toledo-Lucas County Health Department
    • Dairy Council Mid-East
    • Live Well Greater Toledo
    • Toledo Grows
    • Believe Center
    • Bowling Green State University
    • Toledo Safe Routes to School
    • Buckeye Health Plan
    • America Heart Association
    • We are Traffic
    • ProMedica
    • Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities
    • OSU Extension
    • Ability Center
    • TMACOG
    • Metroparks Toledo
    • Toledo Bikes
    • Lucas County Children’s Services
    • Mercy Health
    • Toledo Community Foundation
    • YMCA

    To learn more about the Creating Healthy Communities initiatives and its statewide impact, please click here.


    Amy Abodeely MEd, RD, LD
    CHC Coordinator
    [email protected]