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Community Partnerships

Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) works with community members to plan, carry out, and evaluate community health initiatives. We partner with communities using various formats, such as community collaboratives, coalitions, committees, and boards. Working in partnership helps gather like minded partners and resources to prevent disease and promote healthy behaviors.

LCPH lead partnerships:

Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) Steering Committee

  • Location: Lorain County
  • Goal: Work on a 3-year schedule to guide and implement broad-based, unified health strategies. Current Lorain County CHIP priorities include: Chronic Disease, Maternal and Child Health, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Cancer
  • Accomplishments: The Community Health Improvement Plan was updated by team members and is available to review. Teams are making progress on specific strategies outlined in the document. 

Coalition for Quality Aging

  • Location: Lorain County
  • Goal: To collectively identify needs and to enhance resources to optimize the quality of life for older adults in Lorain County.
  • Accomplishments:
    • Buddy Connect Program
    • Southern Lorain County Food Delivery Project

Common VIEW

  • Location: Clearview, Firelands, and Midview School Districts
  • Goal: Ensure safer schools and positive social environments that improve both educational and social outcomes for students in the districts.
  • Accomplishments:
    • School-based food pantries
    • Shared-use for indoor walking and outdoor walking paths
    • Salad Bars in lunch rooms

Keystone Empowers You

  • Location: Keystone School District
  • Goal: Increasing access to and awareness of healthy eating and active living opportunities in the Keystone Local School District.
  • Accomplishments:
    • Blood pressure cuffs available for checkout at the library
    • Shared- use for indoor walking at Keystone Elementary School 
    • Fresh food pick-ups 
    • Outdoor working at Penfield Recreational Park

Live Healthy Lorain

  • Location: City of Lorain
  • Goal: To increase active living and healthy eating opportunities in the city through policy, systems, and environmental changes. Supported by the Creating Healthy Communities program at the Ohio Department of Health.
  • Accomplishments:
    • Falbo Park improvements: bike parking, water access, inclusive equipment
    • Tobacco-Free beaches at Lakeview Park
    • City-Fresh CSA program accepting SNAP/EBT for produce pick up at multiple locations
  • Meeting Minutes: June 16, 2022
  • Upcoming Meetings: September 22, 2022  

Live Healthy Oberlin

  • Location: City of Oberlin
  • Goal: To increase active living and healthy eating opportunities in the city through policy, systems, and environmental changes. Supported by the Creating Healthy Communities program at the Ohio Department of Health.
  • Accomplishments:
    • Legion Fields Community Garden partner
    • Breastfeeding supports in the workplace at Kendal at Oberlin and CoWork Oberlin
    • Tobacco-Free campus at Oberlin College
    • Connectivity, crossing, and bike parking improvement
  • Meeting Minutes: June 9, 2022
  • Upcoming Meetings: September 6, 2022 

Lorain Connected

  • Location: City of Lorain
  • Goal: To create and expand safe, accessible, and effective options for walking, biking, and busing throughout the City that are equitable and reliable for residents and visitors of all ages and abilities.
  • Accomplishments:
    • Lorain Public Library bike share, at Main & South Branches
    • Sidewalk, crossing, and bike lane improvements
    • Girls in Gear bicycle education program
    • Lorain Better Block

Lorain County Child Fatality Review Board

  • Location: Lorain County
  • Goal: To review all fatal incidents involving children in Lorain County to identify trends and possible interventions to prevent future tragedies.
  • Accomplishments:
    • Alcohol Server Knowledge (ASK) Training for local establishments
    • Arrive Alive - free ride service partnership 
    • Bike lane installments, crosswalk improvements, and road infrastructure improvements 
    • Targeted social media campaigns focused on driving behaviors

North Ridgeville Heart and Sole

  • Location: City of North Ridgeville
  • Goal: Improving adult and youth access to exercising regularly, and increasing fresh fruit and vegetable consumption in schools, neighborhoods and workplaces.
  • Accomplishments:
    • Shared-use for indoor walking at Liberty Elementary School 
    • Outdoor walking at South Central Park
    • Outdoor fitness equipment
    • Produce stand tours and fresh food pick-ups
    • Healthy concession stand policies

Safe Communities Coalition

  • Location: Lorain County
  • Goal: Reduce injuries and deaths on Lorain County roads through community initiatives that involve engineering, enforcement and education.
  • Accomplishments:
    • Buckle Up Bowl
    • Zero-Proof Mix-off Event

Proud partners of:

231 GO

Black River Area of Concern Advisory Committee

CARA Grant Meetings with MHARS Board

CHIP Priority Teams

  • Cancer
  • Chronic Disease
  • Maternal Child Health
  • Substance Use Disorder

Oberlin Kids

Ready Set Go to Kindergarten

Rising Titans


South Side Pride