Leveraging Partnerships Built Through the Comprehensive Plan

NEWS UPDATE: Chatham County is a Spotlight Award Winner

Recognition: The Chatham Health Alliance is leveraging partnerships with the county health department to adopt a Health in All Policies (HiAP) approach for their long-term plan. Their plan includes multiple initiatives to target obesity.

a map of Chatham County

“As we looked into the county’s needs as a whole, health emerged as its own component complimenting the other elements of the plan and offering additional insight into partnerships.” – A member of the Chatham County Planning Department

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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