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Mission & History

Our mission is to promote healthy eating and active living through educational opportunities and community partnerships. This mission is reflected in our programs, classes, and events in the community.

Our vision is empowered people making healthy choices.

Formed in 2010, Live Healthy Appalachia (LHA) is an Athens, Ohio-based nonprofit organization which aims to promote health and wellbeing in the Appalachian region. Since our inception, over 7000 individuals have taken part in LHA's health and wellness programs.

Our programs include Live Healthy Kids (LHK), which serves second grade children in Athens County; The Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP), which is offered in Athens County to adults; the Appalachian Health Summit, which provides professional development opportunities; and volunteer-driven community health projects, such as hands-on cooking workshops and My First 5K.

We build upon the unique assets of Appalachia to reverse negative trends in health by empowering individuals to lead healthier lives. We believe that healthy lifestyles can & should be accessible to all people, regardless of socioeconomic status or ability.

We have continued to grow with the help of our donors and volunteers that make our mission a reality.

Through all these years our purpose still remains the same: to make healthy choices accessible for everyone in our region.


Check out our Annual Report for more information

Thank you to our community partners and sponsors!

  • Dean Heating & Cooling
    Dean Heating & Cooling
  • OU Credit Union
    OU Credit Union
  • Athens County Ohio
    Athens County Ohio
  • Sister's Health Foundation
    Sister's Health Foundation
  • Integrated Services
    Integrated Services
  • AmeriCorps

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