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Columbus Public Health – Chronic Disease Prevention Advisory Board

Increasing opportunities for physical activity in Columbus (Ohio) is the goal of the Columbus Public Health’s Chronic Disease Prevention Advisory Board. Throughout this project and beyond, strategies to increase and promote physical activity were implemented, and include:

  • Increasing the number of elementary and middle schools implementing Safe Routes to School Travel Plan recommendations.
  • Increasing the number of employers in Columbus who encourage active commuting.
  • Incorporating a health impact assessment into the Connect Columbus multimodal transportation plan.
  • Developing a strategic plan for Central Ohio Greenways that includes recommendations to improve trail access and provide trail based programming for residents.


Learn more about our impact:

Success Story: April 2016                                 Success Story: September 2015              Mini-webinar:                                                                       Bike Friendly Businesses Program

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Best Practices Report: Central Ohio Greenways
Part 1                                     Part 2                                       Part 3

Columbus OH best practices toolkit                 Columbus OH best practices toolkit                   Columbus OH best practices toolkit

Hear from Scott Ulrich, AICP as he describes the coalition’s work:                                                Hear from Alex Smith as he discusses active living strategies in Columbus, OH:


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Coalition Members:

American Lung Association of the Midland States
Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging
City of Groveport Parks and Recreation
CoGo Bike Share
Columbus City Schools
Columbus Community Relations Commission
Columbus Planning Division
Columbus Recreation and Parks Department
Columbus State Community College
Columbus-Franklin County Metro Parks
Franklin County Economic Development & Planning
Franklin County Public Health
Healthy Worthington
LSS Food Pantries
Mid-Ohio Foodbank
Mount Carmel Health Systems
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Ohio Department of Health
Ohio Department of Transportation
Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
Ohio State University College of Public Health
Ohio State University Extension
Osteopathic Heritage Foundation
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
Safe Routes to School National Partnership
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
United Way of Central Ohio
Wellness Collective
YMCA of Central Ohio