"The Pioneering Healthier Communities Ohio (PHC Ohio) initiative is a collaborative of diverse statewide partners promoting policy, systems, and environmental change across the state to create fair opportunities for children to access healthy food and physical activity.

The primary goal of this initiative is to address the childhood obesity epidemic in Ohio through sustainable and systemic change.

Our areas of focus are:

  • Improving built environments so that children and families can utilize their communities and neighborhoods for safe physical activity.
  • Improving access to healthy food and physical activity in early childhood and afterschool settings.
  • Helping children make the right decisions about health and nutrition as part of their education.
  • Allowing families to be healthier by encouraging parents to be healthier at work.
  • Giving children and families healthier vending options in public areas.
  • Creating greater public awareness of childhood obesity in Ohio.


Check out our one pager outlining the initiative and our detailed work plan."

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