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Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

Office Location:


Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

Please do not send confidential information via email.
704-336-4700

​​Office of Community Engagement

What We Do

The opportunities available to you can influence how long you live. Lack of access to nutritious foods, transportation, recreation facilities, and healthcare options can worsen pre-existing conditions. The Office of Community Engagement under the Mecklenburg County Public Health Department has made a continuous effort to develop and implement a health and wellness strategy that can change these odds.

Our strategy includes authentic community engagement and targets areas in the community with the greatest needs. We build partnerships with faith-based organizations, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, the American Heart Association and more. These relationships are key to educating adults and children and building a culture of health.

Together we can create a more knowledgeable and physically active culture and decrease the risks of heart disease and obesity. Making this kind of commitment to our community shows residents we are committed to helping them pursue better health and an improved quality of life.


Community Engagement Request

Please tell us about your organization and event by completing our online request form. Every attempt will be made to support you in your endeavors to promote a healthy community. Please allow three weeks for us to coordinate our support with your event.

Who We Serve

High-risk regions within Mecklenburg County are designated as Public Health Priority Areas. Mecklenburg County PHPAs contain 210,000 residents.

Characteristics of these PHPA communities: PHPA Map.jpeg

  • High proportion of African Americans (53%) and Hispanics (18%)
  • Increasing rate of cardiovascular disease (8%)
  • Hypertension (29%)
  • High cholesterol (33%)               
  • Heart disease is a leading cause of mortality
  • Engagement in unhealthy lifestyle and behaviors is increasing
  • Overweight/obesity now impacts 57% of the population
  • Daily consumption of 5+ fruits/vegetables has decreased to 18%
  • Lack of physical activity within the past month remains at 18%



Address

Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

Office Location:


Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

Please do not send confidential information via email.
704-336-4700