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Community Engagement


The Community Engagement and Health Promotion is a section at the health department which focuses on examining and strengthening the health characteristics of our communities through active partnerships.  Our vision is to create healthy communities that are unified and purposeful, giving themselves the best chance for successful health outcomes.  To find out more about our programs and initiatives, please select one of the links below.

Community Health Action Teams
A Community Health Action Team (CHAT) is a group of local stakeholders in a city, township, or village that work to improve the health of their community.  At Franklin County Public Health, we believe that nobody knows a community better than the people who live and work there.  By partnering with key stakeholders across different sectors (i.e. schools, businesses, faith based groups, etc.) and working through a specific process, FCPH can more effectively address priority health issues and engage the larger community.  Click the link to find out which communities have a CHAT and what they are doing.

Health Data
Looking for data on various health topics such as heart disease, diabetes, access to healthcare, infectious disease, etc.?  The information found in this section can be used for community planning, the detection of emerging health problems, program evaluation, the stimulation of local research, and to inform public health intervention. In this section, you will find information about our Community Health Assessment and our Community Health Improvement plan. There are also resources for Franklin County’s Community Health Needs Assessment (Health Map), and other data resources measured at the local, state and national level.