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Plan4Health West Akron

West Akron, OH
Targeted location(s): West Akron neighborhoods—Barberton City, Lakemore Village, Springfield Township, and Twinsburg Township in Summit County

Summit County (Ohio) believes higher levels of community health are possible through urban design. To achieve this, Plan4Health Summit County will:

  • Incorporate Complete Streets policies into existing transportation plans
  • Expand use of garden space throughout the community placing an emphasis on bringing farm fresh produce to the community
  • And introduce client choice pantries to the existing pantry system.


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