The Building Healthy Communities program creates policy, system, and environment changes that support physical activity and healthy eating. The program is funded by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and aims to reduce cardiovascular disease, obesity, and other chronic conditions. Washtenaw County Health Department works with partners and residents to implement local projects where they are most needed and can be most effective.
Past projects have helped launch:
Local farmers markets in Ypsilanti and Chelsea
Healthy food assistance programs
Non-motorized planning initiatives
Walking and biking trails
The Washtenaw County Food Policy Council and Prescription for Health