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 developed and is implementing a three-year community health improvement plan that works to achieve health equity through strategies and action steps to improve the overall health and well-being of Lucas County residents of all ages. The 2021-2024 Lucas County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) specifies four priority areas – mental health & addiction, chronic disease, maternal & infant health, and community conditions – each of which has two strategies. This Executive Summary provides an overview of the CHIP.
The CHIP is a long-term, systematic effort to address health issues among Lucas County residents based on findings of the 2019/2021 Lucas County Community Health Assessment and other data sources. It also supports and aligns with Ohio’s 2020-2022 State Health Improvement Plan.
The Healthy Lucas County coalition has a number of projects. Healthy Lucas County teams, for example, are 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.
Want to be healthier? Here are some baby steps that we all can take.