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The Foundation for Healthy Communities has a mission to encourage, support and promote healthy communities and lifestyles through partnership with Ohio hospitals and health systems.

Our Vision
The Foundation for Healthy Communities has a vision of helping hospitals lead Ohioans to better health. 

Our Values

  • Success of others
  • Service to members
  • Self-improvement
  • Health, wellness and healthy lifestyles

Our Objectives
Support Good Health
Align grants administration with the Foundation’s vision and dedicate resources to advancing good health.

Advocate Based on proven strategies, set an advocacy agenda to promote wellness through cultural, environmental and related policy changes. 

Identify What Works Create a single Ohio resource to identify current initiatives directed at improved health status, establish criteria to evaluate the results of those initiatives and promote proven health improvement strategies.

Educate & Engage Serve as a catalyst to promote the teaching of healthy lifestyles to students at all levels of the educational system.

Our History
The Foundation for Healthy Communities was endowed by Ohio hospitals in 1994 to encourage collaboration between hospitals and other community organizations on programs aimed at improving community health status. The Foundation is a charitable arm of the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA). OHA represents 177 hospitals and 40 health systems with more than 230,000 employees throughout Ohio. See more.

Our Services
In addition to offering program support to hospitals each year, the foundation serves as a pass-through agency for state and federal funding for various programs.  The foundation strives to be a valued source of information to hospital wellness leaders by sharing lessons learned from current and previous grant-funded hospital programs.  The foundation also offers programming at OHA's
annual meeting to help hospitals learn about ways to improve the health and wellness of their communities.

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