Creating Healthy Places (CHP) to Live, Work and Play in Chautauqua County is part of a state-wide initiative funded by the New York State Department of Health to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent obesity and type 2 diabetes. Obesity among children and adolescents has tripled over the past three decades. Currently one-third of New York’s children are obese or overweight. 

In an effort to stem this alarming trend, CHP is creating policies, systems and environmental changes in our community which make it easier to be physically active and eat healthy foods by:

  • Increasing the availability and accessibility of places to be  physically active.
  • Creating and maintaining community landscapes conducive  to physical activity, such as playgrounds and walking trails.
  • Increasing the availability and accessibility of fresh fruits  and vegetables.

Join us in creating a healthier community in which to live, work, and play. To learn more, contact Kelly Stineman, Project Coordinator, at 716-338-0010 or