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A Garden That Grows Food, Love and Community

To address food insecurity that affects residents of Springfield, Jefferson Street Oasis Garden provides garden plots and programs that promote health and wellness. Jefferson Street Oasis Garden is a cooperative garden, planted with love by community citizens, located at 1100 West Jefferson Street in Springfield Ohio. The vision […]
2022-01-14T16:05:47+00:00January 14th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Next Break For Health Virtual Session Scheduled for March 9th

INFORMATION FOR A LIFETIME OF GOOD HEALTH: March 9, 2022 12:00 noon to 1 pm is the date and time for the next Break for Health webinar.

Community Health Foundation’s next Break for Health session, Reproductive & Sexual Wellness, will be a virtual interactive discussion on how to communicate better (with your children and your partner), […]

2022-01-14T16:03:01+00:00January 14th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Second Harvest Food Bank: Dedicated to Meet the Needs of Hunger in Champaign & Clark Counties

Second Harvest Food Bank works hard to help those in our community suffering from food insecurity.  There are many barriers people face that make it difficult to receive affordable and nutritious food.  To help eliminate barriers, Second Harvest is providing weekend food bags to nearly 2,000 students each week and are also delivering food boxes […]

2021-11-18T00:17:22+00:00November 18th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Break for Health: Health Equity (Dec. 8, 2021)

Better Health for All!

Date:                    December 8, 2021

Time:                   Noon – 1:00 p.m.

To Register:       Scan the QR code or contact Joan Elder at 937-523-7007 or jelder@mercy.com.




The CDC describes Health Equity well: “Health equity is achieved when every person has the opportunity to attain his or her full health […]

2021-11-10T01:31:14+00:00November 10th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Community Health Foundation Announces New Board Members, Officers For 2021-2024

On October 25, 2021, Community Health Foundation (CHF) welcomed three new board members and new officers to its Board of Directors.

New to the board are Megan Miller, Family Nurse Practitioner and owner of Megan L. Miller APRN CNP Direct Primary Care, Andrea O’Connor, Grants Manager at Wilson Sheehan Foundation, and, Matt Shroyer, Principal and CPA […]

2021-11-03T00:16:45+00:00November 3rd, 2021|Uncategorized|

2022 Grant Information Sessions Scheduled

$250,000 has been allocated for responsive grants for 2022-2023. Grant guidelines and the application are available on the CHF website now!
Grants are available to non-profit organizations serving Clark and/or Champaign County which focus on health and wellness. Priority areas are: […]
2021-10-28T11:40:09+00:00October 28th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Health Resource Guide: Drive-by Pick-up Scheduled

CHF’s Health Resource Guide lists resources that provide health and daily living services in Clark and Champaign Counties. The non-profits, commercial and for-profit organizations and individuals listed in the Health Resource Guide are committed to improving health and wellness in our community and provide services that are either […]
2021-10-25T01:46:42+00:00October 25th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Afterschool Meals Benefit Hungry Children

A projected 42 million people in the U.S. will experience food insecurity this year due to the pandemic’s economic impact, according to food bank networks like Children’s Hunger Alliance. Of these, an estimated 13 million are children. That’s a 20% increase from just two years ago.

Approximately 529,000 children across Ohio live in food-insecure households. That […]

2021-10-19T10:49:37+00:00October 19th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Where Pain Meets Purpose

Community Health Foundation (CHF) just celebrated a most successful Health Expo ’21. But, by no means is our work done!

Not only is good health about the physical wellness of an individual, it is also about mental wellbeing. Emotional, psychological and social wellbeing are just as important as physical health—actually they all have an impact on […]

2021-10-11T01:31:01+00:00October 11th, 2021|Uncategorized|