Shared Use Ambassador Highlight: Ohio Department of Health, Creating Healthy Communities Program


Shared Use Ambassador, the Ohio Department of Health, Creating Healthy Communities Program

This webinar will highlight our first Organization Shared Use Ambassador, the Ohio Department of Health, Creating Healthy Communities Program. and their commitment to shared use policy adoption, implementation, advocacy and education in communities with chronic disease concerns. A statewide health initiative since 2010, Creating Healthy Communities (CHC) is a CDC funded program committed to preventing and reducing chronic disease statewide. Currently in 23 counties in Ohio, the CHC program is found in rural, suburban and urban communities and assists with the implementation of sustainable evidence-based strategies. Shared use policy adoption and agreements are one of the pillars of evidence-based change each community in the program is implementing, and although each community is unique and faces different challenges, all are succeeding through the assistance of state level support and resources, and local collaboration and commitment. Attend this webinar to learn more about the state level program, support and resources, and hear from select communities on how they are implementing shared use to advance physical activity and healthy living in areas of high need.


  • Caitlin Harley, Healthy Places Coordinator, Ohio Department of Health
  • Erin Creeden, CHC Coordinator, Marion Public Health 
  • Carrie Minor, CHC Coordinator, Licking County Health Department 
  • Nicole Smith, CPCD Program Consultant, Ohio Department of Health 
  • Kate Moening, Field Servies Manager, Safe Routes Partnership
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