Location: Franklin County, Ohio, population 1.251 million
The Problem: Adults and adolescents report being current cigarette smokers and many over the age of 18 report consuming less than five servings of fruits and vegetables each day.
Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge Approach: Health Works Franklin County is working to integrate community safety, housing and economic development, environmental sustainability and human services systems into the public health system. The county plans to create a cross sector team that will share data, plan and develop policy together in order to have the largest effect on the entire community. This team will identify the largest health problems within zip codes across the county and provide resources to help communities and agencies focus their efforts on areas of greatest need.