To create a culture of health, safety, and vitality in communities, schools, and child care centers throughout Hamilton County.
That’s the mission of Hamilton County Public Health’s WeTHRIVE!℠ initiative.
What started with 50 people in three priority communities in 2009 has expanded to impact more than 300,000 people throughout 28 communities. This still-growing movement, which provides a framework to communities for healthy living, is a result of sustainable thinking from the start.
WeTHRIVE! is a county-wide initiative to make healthy living easier. In 2009, Hamilton County Public Health (HCPH) engaged schools, businesses, churches, elected officials and residents to address chronic disease by increasing access to healthy foods and physical activity opportunities, while decreasing exposure to secondhand smoke. In 2014, the focus of WeTHRIVE! expanded to improve the overall health, safety, and vitality of our communities, schools, and child care environments. WeTHRIVE! pathways now include substance use/abuse, social health, injury prevention, environmental health, emergency preparedness, and chronic disease.
WeTHRIVE! is an award-winning initiative of Hamilton County Public Health.
In 2017, WeTHRIVE! was recognized as a Model Practice by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). The award honors programs, resources, and tools that demonstrate how health departments and community partners can effectively collaborate to address public health challenges.
HCPH staff provides technical assistance and training for WeTHRIVE! communities, schools, and child care providers. Read more about our team.
WeTHRIVE! partners support the goals and objectives of the WeTHRIVE! initiative in the community-at-large, schools, and other community-based settings. Read more about our partners.