Leveraging Partnerships Built Through the Comprehensive Plan

Location: Chatham County, North Carolina, population 70,928

The Problem: Adults over the age of 18 are consuming less than five servings of fruits and vegetables each day, and report low levels of physical activity.

map of Chatham CountyHealthiest Cities & Counties Challenge Approach: Chatham County Public Health Department and Chatham Health Alliance are working on a multilevel initiative to target obesity, the leading health issue identified in the area. These two entities, along with numerous stakeholders, will draft a Comprehensive Plan that is localized and unique to Chatham County residents and will include a "health in all policies" approach to encourage health behaviors in numerous aspects of life in Chatham County.

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