North College Hill (NCH) has a population of 9,397. The city was awarded a WeTHRIVE! Community Wellness Mini-Grant in November 2011 and adopted the WeTHRIVE! Chronic Disease Resolution in December 2011. How North College Hill THRIVES!:
- A WeTHRIVE! Community: North College Hill is one of the initial WeTHRIVE! communities that became engaged with Hamilton County Public Health in 2011 as part of the Communities Putting Prevention to Work grant.
- A Committed Council: In December 2011, the North College Hill Council adopted a WeTHRIVE! Chronic Disease resolution. In September 2014, the Council recommitted its support by adopting the WeTHRIVE! Overall resolution.
- WeTHRIVE! Team Members: Kathy Howard, Sheryl Long, Maureen Mason (council), and Kimberly Stewart.
- Selected Pathway(s): Chronic Disease
The North College Hill WeTHRIVE! team has implemented an Action Plan that carries out their vision of North College Hill as a walkable community. The team identified three sidewalk routes that connect vital parts of the city, such as the elementary, middle and high schools and the business district. To encourage residents to walk to these places—where they would normally drive.
- Routes Mapped: Each path begins and ends at the City Center, where a new sign shows a map of the routes.
- Routes Marked: The 1-, 2- and 3-mile paths are marked with blue NCH MOVES! footprints.
- Routes Improved: The project involved more than 1700 square feet of sidewalk improvements such as truncated domes at curb cuts to prevent slipping and to make the paths accessible to people with handicaps.
- Routes Shared: The city secured a unique shared use agreement that allows public use of an existing path in a resident's backyard that connects residential areas to the business district.
Click here for a summary of North College Hill's accomplishments.
Check back for updates about North College Hill's WeTHRIVE! efforts! North College Hill on WatchUsThrive.org:
- WeTHRIVE! Blog: New community pathways lead to a healthier, more active North College Hill by Amy Stenger.
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