Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County’s Creating Healthy Communities (CHC) program has provided bikeway signs in Old North Dayton to direct residents to the Great Miami Recreation Trail, Mad River Recreation Tail, Stuart Patterson Park, and other Old North Dayton destinations. The goal of the project is to increase the number of Old North Dayton residents who have access to places for physical activity.

“Anytime we have an opportunity to create a better environment for physical activity for our residents, we are excited,” said Montgomery County Health Commissioner Jeff Cooper. “The new bikeway signs will help make miles of recreation trails even more accessible.”

The CHC Program strategy involves increasing opportunities for physical activity, improving access to affordable healthy food, and promoting tobacco-free living where residents live, work and play.

CHC is funded by a federal Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant administered by Ohio Department of Health. The CHC program goal is to reduce preventable risk factors for chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes, in the priority areas of East, Old North, and West Dayton.

For more information about Public Health’s Creating Healthy Communities Program call (937) 225-5700 or visit www.phdmc.org.

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