West Virginia Healthy People Healthy Places Community Benchmarks
West Virginia Healthy People Healthy Places recognizes communities across our state that demonstrate a commitment to supporting healthy choices through policy, environment, community-clinical linkages, and systems changes.
Why does achieving these benchmarks matter?
Achieving these benchmarks makes your community a better place to live, learn, work, eat, play, and pray. By improving quality of life, you’re helping to reduce healthcare costs and make your community more attractive to people and businesses.
By implementing policies and programs that help their community achieve these benchmarks, leaders in counties, cities, and towns across the state are helping West Virginians eat better, move more, and live tobacco-free.
By creating a community environment rooted in evidence-based health and wellness principles, these places are contributing to West Virginia’s vibrant future.