Building healthy lifestyles…
one neighborhood at a time.
With the support of our partners, the Healthy Neighborhoods Office is dedicated to the communities we serve through...
When people take a more active role in their own healthcare, they can be healthier. Columbus Public Health is committed to providing access to a variety of health education information and materials.
Community Wellness Events
Community event requests for health department services are coordinated through the Healthy Neighborhoods Office.
Partners can draw on our experienced health care providers to educate the public about a variety of health issues.
Community Health Advisory Committees
The focus of community health advisory committees is to assist neighborhoods in addressing health issues and create awareness about these issues. Go to Community Health Advisory Committees.
Columbus Neighborhood Health Center, Inc. Partnership
Although Columbus Public Health provides many critical health services directly to local residents, it also provides some services indirectly under contract with other organizations. The largest such contract that CPH has is with Columbus Neighborhood Health Center, Inc. (CNHC), a private non-profit provider of health services. CNHC is a "federally qualified health center," which operates five health centers in Columbus under rigid federal requirements to provide primary health services to local residents.
These centers serve almost 20,000 persons per year on a sliding-scale fee basis so that no one in Columbus goes without quality medical care simply because they are medically uninsured or under-insured. It is for that reason that the city provides more than a five million dollar operating subsidy to CNHC. This permits CNHC to offer its services to more low-income persons than similar health providers anywhere in the state. The Healthy Neighborhoods Office is responsible for monitoring this contract. More at Columbus Neighborhood Health Center, Inc.
The Healthy Neighborhoods Office assists the Community Health Advisory Committees in researching and/or obtaining financial as well as other support needed to accomplish the goals/ activities of each committee. These resources may be in the form of grants, contracts, etc. Columbus Public Health programs and staff also receive assistance in locating and/or obtaining potential grant or other financial opportunities.
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