Building Healthy Communities

The Building Healthy Communities program creates policy, system, and environment changes that support physical activity and healthy eating. The program is funded by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and aims to reduce cardiovascular disease, obesity, and other chronic conditions. Washtenaw County Health Department works with partners and residents to implement local projects where they are most needed and can be most effective.

Past Projects

Past projects have helped launch:

  • Local farmers markets in Ypsilanti and Chelsea
  • Healthy food assistance programs
  • Non-motorized planning initiatives
  • Walking and biking trails
  • The Washtenaw County Food Policy Council and Prescription for Health
Large flowers, family walking around lake, and red and yellow bell peppers

2020 Funded Partners

  • Food Gatherers
  • Growing Hope
  • The Farm at St. Joe’s