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2014 Community Health Challenge Overview


Goal
  • Engage Cuyahoga County communities and municipal workplaces in a voluntary countywide competition that is coordinated to drive improvements to health and well - being across the county.

Why
  • The 201 4 County Health Rankings ranked Cuyahoga County 65 th out of 88 Ohio counties for health outcomes. 
  • The average life expectancy is 65 years of age in some communities; whereas, it is 85 years of age in communities just a few miles away.

When
  • The Challenge starts May 1 , 2014 and runs through August 30 , 2014.

Reasons to Participate
  • Earn and receive recognition for community and municipal workplace as healthy place s to live , work and play
    • Apply ‘OneCuyahoga Healthy Community’ badge on municipal website
    • Provide ‘OneCuyahoga Healthy Community’ window clings
    • Categorical winners with special awards
  • Discover and implement health and wellness resources available to communities and municipal workplaces
  • Collaborate with County Health Alliance Institutional Partners to develop and implement policies and activities supporting health and wellness 
  • Engage with a ‘Community Coach’ for assistance in completing Challenge items
  • Involve adults and youth in programming and events that encourage active living
  • Attract more people and businesses to the county and communities

Incentives
  • Certificate of participation
  • County issues press release announcing certification & posts announcement to County Health Alliance and other county website s and on social media
  • Recognition of Community Challenge winners at the NEOCycle Night Ride After Party on September 27, 2014
  • Free spots in the NEOCycle event s to be awarded to the communities with the highest participation percentage and Community Challenge winners
  • Customized bicycle rack from Rust Belt Welding for overall winner

Western Reserve Plan Principle #6: Embracing a health and wellness culture which mirrors the excellence of our major medical institutions.