Obesity Prevention Workgroup

The Obesity Prevention Workgroup seeks to engage community members of all ages to promote a healthy lifestyle, especially in the areas of nutrition and exercise.

Membership Roster

  • Sharon Klein, Chair
  • Ryan Himes
  • Stacey Brekke
  • Bob Ratterman
  • Cassie Wilson
  • Beth Miller
  • Jill Mock
  • Dr. Sharman Wilmore
  • Steve Dana
  • Blake Holland
  • Beth Keith
  • Dr. Renate Crawford


The Coalition for a Healthy Community – Oxford Area would like to thank the following individuals and/or organizations for their financial support for the work of our Thriving Community Initiative.  The contributions received help further the goals of the project in the priority area of active living.

    • Oxford Pediatrics & Adolescents, Inc.
    • Oxford Lions Club
    • Frank and Sarah Webster Family Foundation
    • Bever Family
    • McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital / TriHealth
    • LCNB Bank
    • Sharon Klein
    • McCullough-Hyde Trust
    • McCullough-Hyde Physicians
    • Jan and Dave Belka
    • Walmart, Oxford

If you would like to donate to this community work or are interested in learning more, please contact us through the website.


The Coalition helped to bring employees from Miami University, City of Oxford, McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital and Talawanda School District together for a 4-Million Step Challenge. The challenge kicked off on National Walk Day – April 1, 2015. As a community, we walked a total of 14 million steps in one week!



pledge to step up

Everyone is encouraged to take the pledge to “Step Up” for a healthier community!



the red fox

Introducing “Rox” to the Oxford-Area! Rox was created by a 8th grade student at Talawanda Middle School as part of a contest to create a mascot to represent healthy choices in our community.


Interact Check Picture

The Coalition for a Healthy Community – Oxford Area is fortunate to receive funding from Interact for Health to engage our community in sustainable health promotion in the priority area of Active Living. Through this exciting relationship with Interact for Health, the Coalition is seeking to engage the City of Oxford, Hanover Township, Reily Township, Mildford Township and Oxford Township in programs, practices and policies that encourage healthy living!


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