The Community Health Action Team (CHAT) initiative is a partnership between Franklin County Public Health and community members to work together to build healthier communities in Franklin County.

2018 CHAT Summit

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Registration deadline is Friday, November 30, 2018. For more information, please email fcphchat@franklincountyohio.gov or call (614) 525-4919.

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Why do we need a CHAT?

Whether it is the rising rates of heart disease and cancer, or access to medical services; there are many important health issues facing the community. Public health officials and those in many other fields are working to address these issues, but grassroots community efforts are also able to affect great change. It is those who live and work in the community who truly know and understand how the health issues are presenting and what methods to address these work. FCPH collaborates with the community members in the CHATs to leverage resources and address the needs of the community.

What types of issues do the CHATs focus on?

Some of our CHATs focus on access to healthy food, reducing the stigma of mental health and addiction, responding to the opioid crisis at a community level and increasing awareness of health resources in the community.

Why should I join a CHAT?

No one knows your community like you do! We need active community members who are interested in creating change. This is a way to plug into what the current efforts are as well as to drive new initiatives. Local health data is presented to the CHAT and an area of focus is determined by group consensus. We ask that you commit to attending monthly meetings on a consistent basis and follow-up on any action items that are determined.

How do we start a CHAT or determine if there is one in our community that we can join?

Contact the FCPH CHAT team at FCPHCHAT@franklincountyohio.gov for more information. We are always looking for excited and dedicated community members to help with our mission.

Monthly CHAT Meetings

Please note: The only CHAT meeting in December is the Whitehall CHAT. All other CHAT meetings are canceled due to the holidays until January 2019. 

Our Community Health Action Teams (CHATs) have monthly meetings at different locations and times around Franklin County. Check out the CHATs schedules to find one that's convenient for your schedule.

Bexley Canal Winchester Clinton Township Hilliard *Prairie Township Southwest (Grove City) Whitehall

Third Thursday

3:00 p.m.

Fourth Monday

6:30 p.m.

First Thursday

6:00 p.m.

Third Friday

9:00 a.m.

Second Wednesday

2:00 p.m.

Fourth Tuesday

9:00 a.m.

Second Fridays

8:00 a.m.

Bexley City Hall

2242 E. Main St. 43209

Frances Steube Community Center

22 S. Trine St. 43110

Clinton Township Fire Department

3820 Cleveland Ave. 43224

Hilliard Library

4500 Hickory Chase Way

43026

OhioHealth Rehab Office

5193 W. Broad St. 43228

*Moving to Prairie Twp. Community Center in 2019.

Jackson Township Administration Building

3756 Hoover Rd. 43123

Whitehall Fire Department

390 S. Yearling Rd. 43213