A WeTHRIVE Community
Public health is so important for Hamilton County & District 28. So, how can your community become a WeTHRIVE community?
WeTHRIVE! aims to create a culture of health, safety, and vitality throughout Hamilton County.
WeTHRIVE! began in 2009 as a county-wide initiative to make healthy living easier. Hamilton County Public Health engaged schools, businesses, churches, elected officials and residents to address chronic disease by increasing access to healthy foods and physical activity opportunities, while decreasing exposure to secondhand smoke. This collaboration resulted in numerous policy and environmental changes that will have a lasting impact in our communities. As a result, Hamilton County Public Health expanded its focus to include additional Pathways to improve the overall health of the community. Those Pathways are: Chronic Disease, Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health, Injury Prevention, Social Health, and Substance Use/Abuse Prevention.
The following are WeTHRIVE Communities in the 28th House District: Deer Park, Evendale, Forest Park, Montgomery and Reading.
In 2019, the Village of Evendale’s WeTHRIVE team completed a chronic disease assessment and developed a two-year action plan that focused on walking trails connectivity, health-related policies, and promoting health-related resources and events. The team also collaborated on a comprehensive trail map and exploring ways to address e-cigarettes & vaping.
For more information on how your community can become a WeTHRIVE community please visit WatchUsThrive.org.