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Creating Healthy Communities

The Creating Healthy Communities (CHC) Program was created to lower the leading causes of death in our communities. Since many diseases are linked to living habits such as poor diet, low activity levels, and smoking, the CHC program is designed to create system and policy changes that promote healthy eating, active living and smoke-free areas in our schools, work places, health care facilities, and neighborhoods. The two main areas of concentration for this program are East Cleveland and Euclid, Ohio. Please click on this link to be directed to our dedicated site: http://www.cuyahogachc.org

goals aim to:

  • Increase access to healthy foods
  • Increase active living and healthy eating
  • Inform health care experts about childhood obesity
  • Reduce smoking 

Keeping yourself well is key. Some ways to be healthy include:

  • Be active at least 3 days a week
  • Eat fruits and vegetables every day
  • Get active with your local garden 
  • Join a walking club
  • Quit smoking

Help your local area be well

  • Ask your local store to stock healthy foods
  • Become active in your neighborhood
  • Help build play areas
  • Shop at farmers markets

East Cleveland Teen Collaborative (ECTC)

Shaw High School students working in concert with community partners to promote health and violence prevention strategies to improve the community of East Cleveland. Click on links below for more information:



instagram: @ecteenhealth

twitter: @ecteenhealth

ECTC Mural Movie: Start to Finish 5/27/14

ECTC Mural Promotional Video 5/17/2014

Radio One Interview to announce Mural Party on 5/17/14

Registration open:  Keys to the City: Creating a Positive Change in East Cleveland  January 29, 2015 

Contact Information

Michele Benko MS, RD, LD
216-201-2000 ×1528

or Ann Stahlheber MS, RD, LD
216-201-2000 ×1544