Creating Healthy Communities is a state program to prevent and reduce chronic diseases in Ohio. The Cincinnati Health Department (CHD) participates in this program through its Creating Health Communities Coalition (CHCC), which focuses on Active Living, Health Eating and Tobacco Free Living initiatives.
Active Living:  Active Living strategies include Crime Prevention through Environmental Design, Public Transit Improvements, Built Environment such as walking and biking trails, Safe Routes to School, and Safe Streets.
Healthy Eating: Healthy Eating strategies include Community Supported Agriculture, Water First for Thirst, Healthy foods in Hospitals, Breastfeeding Friendly Policies, Healthy Food Retail, and Farm to Institution. 
Tobacco Free Living:  Tobacco Free strategies include smoke-free multi-unit housing policies and tobacco free campuses at work-sites, educational institutions, and in the community.
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design: Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a multi-disciplinary approach to deterring criminal behavior through environmental design. Community design can play a role in the incidence and perception of neighborhood crime, and thus ultimately influencing residents to be more physically active in a comfortable environment.