MLSD Awarded 2015-2019 Creating Healthy Communities Grant
Manchester Local School District has been awarded 2015-2019 Creating Healthy Communities (CHC) funding from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). The award, which totals $80,000 each year, will be used in the community to support and promote healthy eating, active living and tobacco-free environments.
Adams County Creating Healthy Communities Coalition will prioritize work in neighborhoods such as Manchester, Peebles and Adams County as a whole because of their higher rates of chronic diseases and conditions. Deborah Ryan, Adams County Creating Healthy Communities Program Coordinator said, “Nearly 7 in 10 Ohio adults have a chronic disease or condition, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or obesity, among others. Some communities are more at-risk for developing chronic diseases or conditions. It’s important that we use these funds to strengthen communities and improve health outcomes in Adams County.”