City of Brunswick among cities honored for promoting good health

BRUNSWICK, Ohio - The city of Brunswick is among 14 cities, two townships, one village and four counties honored for promoting good health for residents by the Ohio Department of Health's Bureau of Healthy Ohio.

"These communities exemplify Healthy Ohio and the state of living well," said John Piepsny, Brunswick Parks and Recreation Director.

ODH will present the Healthy Ohio-Healthy Community awards to 21 communities at the Ohio Society for Public Health Education Health Educators' Institute conference on Oct. 24, 2013. It will take place at  Salt Fork State Park Resort and Conference Center in Cambridge.

Healthy Ohio-Healthy Community awards recognize communities' outstanding achievements in developing and implementing health-related policies, and providing healthy community environments. The award recognizes communities' efforts in enabling employees, residents and visitors to make healthy choices including participating in physical activity, eating good, nutritious foods and avoiding tobacco.

The 2013 Healthy Ohio-Healthy Community award winners are:

Platinum:  City of Westerville(Franklin) and City of Warren(Trumbull). Both cities have achieved five or more gold stars since the start of the Healthy Ohio-Healthy Community awards began in 2006.

Gold: Adams County; City of Athens (Athens); City of Brunswick (Medina): City of Dayton (Montgomery); City of Findlay (Hancock); City of Norwalk (Huron); City of Springdale (Hamilton); Lake County, Marion County; and City of Wilmington.(Clinton)

Silver: City of Cincinnati (Hamilton); City of Nelsonville (Athens); City of Toledo (Lucas); Genoa Township (Delaware); Holmes County;  Liberty Township (Delaware);  and City of Mount Vernon (Knox)

Bronze: City of Dover (Union); Village of Sunbury (Delaware)

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