Healthy Lucas County is coalition of community organizations working to improve the health of all residents in Lucas County, Ohio. We’re especially focused on addressing the needs of residents living in low-income areas and lessening health disparities to help everyone live to their fullest potential.
Community Health Assessment
Established in 1999, Healthy Lucas County performs a community health assessment every three years. The latest one, the 2019/2020 Lucas County Community Health Assessment, was released in December 2020. The assessment has data about Lucas County children, youth and adults.
The following six pre-recorded webinars and slide presentations provide more information about data in the assessment:
Please click here for the overview presentation slides.
Please click here for the adult data presentation slides.
Please click here for the African American data presentation slides.
Please click here for the Latino data presentation slides.
Please click here for the youth data presentation slides.
Please click here for the child data presentation slides.
Health Improvement Plan
Healthy Lucas County’s 2018-2021 Lucas County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) works to improve the health status of Lucas County residents and decrease premature death. The plan also supports and aligns with Ohio’s 2017-2019 State Health Improvement Plan. The CHIP focuses the coalition’s efforts on four priority areas and multiple cross-cutting strategies that address all priorities.
Click on each priority to see its resource assessment.
- Chronic Diseases/Obesity
- Maternal & Infant Health/Infant Mortality
- Mental Health
- Addiction/Drug & Opiate Use
Dial 2-1-1, United Way for additional Lucas County resources.
The Healthy Lucas County Executive Committee and its partners will begin developing the 2021-2024 Lucas County Community Health Improvement Plan in January 2021.
The Healthy Lucas County coalition has a number of projects. Healthy Lucas County’s chronic disease prevention and management team, for example, is increasing smoke-free housing, improving healthy food choices in corner stores, and helping low-income residents get connected to medical and social services to improve their health. Other initiatives include helping moms and babies be healthy, and providing trainings on trauma.
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