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File #: 18-4505    Version: 1 Name: Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge Award
Type: Staff Reports & Requests Status: Staff Reports & Requests
File created: 1/31/2018 In control: Health Department
On agenda: 2/6/2018 Final action:
Title: : Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge Award
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Title:

Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge Award

 

Summary

ACTION:

Receive a brief presentation from the Aetna Foundation for the Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge Award

 

 

Staff Contact:                     Gibbie Harris, MSPH, BSN, Health Director

                                          

 

Presentation:                     Yes                                          

 

 

BACKGROUND/JUSTIFICATION:

Cities, counties and federally recognized tribes that show measurable improvements in health indicators and social determinants of health have had the opportunity to compete for the Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge. The challenge is offered by the Aetna Foundation, the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the National Association of Counties (NACo), in partnership with CEOs for Cities.

 

Mecklenburg County, along with its faith-based partners, is being recognized for its Village HeartBEAT (VHB) Program.  The vision of VHB is to ensure that everyone in Mecklenburg County will enjoy good health regardless of their race/ethnicity, gender, disability, age, or socioeconomic status. Pursuit of this vision began in 2012 when the Mecklenburg County Public Health (MCPH) and the Partners in Eliminating Health Disparities (PHED) coalition developed VHB. The goal of VHB has been to prevent cardiovascular disease through the overall strategy of adopting healthy behaviors (reduced tobacco use, improved nutrition, and increased physical activity) in high-risk Public Health Priority Areas (PHPAs).

 

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