Health Education

Health Educators promote healthy lifestyles and educate people, young and old, so they can make informed decisions about their health.

Health educators present programs and promote healthy behaviors in schools, workplaces, health fairs and other settings. Our health educators are active on, or lead, a variety of committees and coalitions that are working to improve the health of Licking County residents.


Creating Healthy Communities in Licking County

Creating Healthy Communities

Vision: Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice

Mission: Creating Healthy Communities (CHC) is committed to preventing and reducing chronic disease statewide. Through cross-sector collaboration, we are activating communities to improve access to and affordability of healthy food, increase opportunities for physical activity, and assure tobacco-free living where Ohioans live, work and play. By implementing sustainable evidence-based strategies, CHC is creating a culture of health.

Coordinator Contact Information: Carrie McKee, MPH, CHES Creating Healthy Communities Coordinator (740) 349 – 6497

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Tobacco Use Reduction Programs

The LCHD Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation program aims to decrease tobacco use in Licking County by encouraging tobacco-free environments and promoting cessation efforts. LCHD representatives either lead, or participate in a variety of community coalitions working toward reducing the impact of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in Licking County.

The Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program is working on the following initiatives:

  • Tobacco Use Reduction Network (TURN)
  • Tobacco-Free Schools
  • Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing
  • Ask, Advise, Refer (2A’s + R)
  • Kickin' Ash Splash Pool Party
  • Tobacco Free Workplace Campus Initiatives
  • stand - calls on youth to take a stand against tobacco

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