Healthy Communities

There are many types of environments we interact with each day, including our home, our place of work, schools, communities, public places and more. It is important to know how to make sure the environments you interact with are healthy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), healthy places are those designed and built to improve the quality of life for all people who live, work, worship, learn, and play within their borders -- where every person is free to make choices from a variety of healthy, available, accessible, and affordable options.

At CCDPH, we understand the things that impact the health of you and your family. From air quality and lead control to smoke free air and the availability of healthy options and safe places to live, work and play, the space around us has a major impact on our wellness.

By spending a few minutes reading through the information below, you can learn more about how your environment impacts your health, see what steps we are taking to improve your health and see what steps you can take to stay healthy.

Active Living

Active Living brings together urban planners, architects, transportation engineers, public health professionals, community residents and others to create places that make it easy to add activity like walking to the store or biking to work into every day life. More…

Healthy Eating

Healthy eating is not about strict dieting or not eating the foods you love. Healthy eating starts with learning how to “eat smart”—it’s not just what you eat, but how you eat. More…

Indoor Air Quality

Research shows that most people spend about 90% of their time indoors. Because of this, indoor air has increasingly become a bigger health concern than outdoor air. More…

Lead Poisoning

Lead is a highly toxic metal that interferes with the body in many different ways and can be toxic to various organs. It only takes a small amount of lead to enter the body and cause permanent damage to the nervous system, which affects behavior and learning development in children. More…

Smoke Free

Secondhand smoke, also known as environmental tobacco smoke, is a mixture of gases and fine particles. Most exposure to secondhand smoke occurs in homes and workplaces. Secondhand smoke exposure also continues to occur in public places such as restaurants and bars and in private vehicles. More…