Springfield, Ohio– The City of Springfield is being honored by the Ohio Department of Health’s (ODH) Bureau of Creating Healthy Communities. The Healthy Community Award is given for promoting good health for the residents of Springfield. Combatting chronic disease and improving the community’s access for active living are among the steps taken by the City to create a healthy community.
The Creating Healthy Communities grant program received funding by ODH in 2015 and will continue through 2019. The funding comes from a Center for Disease Control (CDC) block grant aimed at reducing chronic disease and promoting active living. Chronic diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and some cancers, are the leading causes of death and disability in the state of Ohio. The burden of chronic disease costs Ohio more than $27 billion every year in both medical costs and missed workdays.
The Clark County Combined Health District will be presenting a banner to the City of Springfield on May 9, 2017 at the city council meeting starting at 7:00 pm.