Entries by adrienne.ammerman

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Community Health Improvement Plans

Last month we passed a significant milestone as public health agencies submitted their Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIPs) to the State using electronic Scorecards. Unlike a printed plan that gathers dust on a shelf, this format shares real-time information with stakeholders about how our health departments, hospitals, and other partners are working together to improve […]

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“By the Community and For the Community”

Macon County Public Health’s Strategic Planning to Address Overweight & Obesity Involves Key Stakeholders In the current community health assessment (CHA) cycle, Macon County in western North Carolina identified “overweight and obesity” as one of its four health priority areas because it is a common risk factor for many chronic diseases and is one of […]

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Western NC’s “Bug Club”

WNC Health Network creates healthy and thriving communities by helping hospitals collaborate outside of their walls. And while community health assessments are a more public-facing way that we support this connectivity, Bug Club is another great way that hospitals work alongside each other in our region in the best interest of all of our residents. […]

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“You Are the Experts in This” – Graham County Health Director Listens to Her Community

Beth Booth, originally from the coast of NC, became health director of Graham County, NC in November, 2017. Since landing in her leadership role with Graham County Department of Public Health, she has led the agency in bringing back primary care and in streamlining services, working creatively to leverage auxiliary and support staff in the […]

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WNC Health Network to Serve on Advisory Board of New Journal of Appalachian Health

The new Journal of Appalachian Health was created through a collaborative effort between several academic institutions and organizations located within the Appalachian region. The journal is an online, open access, peer-reviewed journal with a mission of creating a healthy and thriving Appalachia. Marian Arledge, executive director of WNC Health Network, is pleased to represent the organization […]

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New Video about Community Health Assessment in Western North Carolina

WNC Health Network is proud to have created a suite of materials to help our WNC Healthy Impact partners communicate with local stakeholders about their community health assessment process, including a short video about the CHA process and WNC Healthy Impact partnership in WNC: Please feel free to share this video with others – whether […]