Chronic Diseases Cause 7 Out of 10 Deaths Each Year
American Planning Association

Plan4Health Savannah

Savannah, GA
Targeted location(s): Chatham County

Healthy Savannah, Inc., a coalition of 100 members, has been working to make Chatham County (Georgia) a healthier place to live. The coalition’s goals include increasing access to nutritious food, creating distribution and retail implementation plans, and changing policies that are barriers to access to healthy food and active transportation.

The coalition is promoting access to healthy food in Chatham County by:

  • Conducting a food system needs assessment;
  • Connecting local farmers to new institutional customers;
  • Developing policy recommendations to promote food access in at-risk communities; and
  • Activating elected and appointed officials to incorporate health into decision making.

The Plan4Health grant has made a significant difference as it has allowed us to move more quickly to deepen our food system study and to broaden our already strong coalition.
Paula Kreissler, Director of Healthy Living & Community Development

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Funding for this project was made possible by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through DP14-1418: National Implementation and Dissemination for Chronic Disease Prevention. The views expressed in written materials or publications do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.