Getting Active!

Hamilton County Public Health (HCPH) serves a resident population of more than 470,000 people in 44 political jurisdictions in southwest Ohio. It is our mission to educate, serve and protect our community for a healthier future. We believe:

  • Everyone deserves the opportunity to live a healthy, fulfilling life.
  • We can achieve and sustain a healthier community for everyone by working collaboratively with others.
  • A healthier community reinforces the economic vitality of the region.
  • Accurate and timely information and services will better equip people to make healthy choices that strengthen the entire community.
  • HCPH's work to educate and to ensure compliance can result in a healthier community and environment.
  • Our team will be competent and strive to continuously improve delivery of our services.


The WeTHRIVE! initiative began with funding from three national grants held by HCPH:

  • Strategic Alliance for Health, a $2 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • Healthy Kids Healthy Communities, a $360,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
  • Communities Putting Prevention to Work, a $6.7 million grant from the CDC.


Many successes were achieved as a result of these funding opportunities. To achieve our mission and vision, we recognize that we need to build on the momentum and continue to engage communities to collaboratively address health concerns affecting each community. As a result, the WeTHRIVE! initiative was expanded to include four prevention pathways – Chronic Disease (original focus), Community Health, Emergency Preparedness and Environmental Health.


Find out about the WeTHRIVE! initiative here. For more information about HCPH, visit us online.


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December 22, 2014