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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

HOW ARE WE DOING?

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

Contact

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

​About Us

 
HWHC Logo Final.pngThrough the Healthy Weight, Healthy Child  (HWHC) Initiative various stakeholders in the community aim to meet the mission and vision of the Initiative while working to reverse the childhood obesity trend in Mecklenburg County.
 

Vision

For all children in our community to have healthy weights in healthy bodies.

Mission

To develop a community collaboration that engages and excites people and develops a compelling, achievable plan to promote healthy weights in children.

Background

The HWHC Initiative was a year-long planning process from September 2009 to September 2010 with the ultimate goal of developing an action plan, or blueprint, for Mecklenburg County to utilize to address the issues of healthy lifestyles for children and childhood obesity in the county. The action plan, The Blueprint for a Healthier Generation, 2020, includes environmental policy, institutional policy, public awareness, and targeted community interventions that the community, stakeholders, and community can implement to address this important issue. The process to develop the action plan included building a coalition to enhance community collaboration around the issues of healthy eating and active living  and conducting a community assessment to understand the needs of the community.

 

Current Status

Healthy Weight Healthy Child is a community-backed coalition formed in 2010 through the partnership of Mecklenburg County Public Health, Atrium Health and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, to combat childhood obesity in Mecklenburg County.

Mecklenburg County Public Health  is currently leading the efforts of the coalition, which is focused on identifying and implementing interventions across school, childcare, clinical and community settings, and on raising awareness and education through community-wide messaging.

For more information please contact the Healthy Weight Healthy Child Coalition Coordinator: 

Allison Nelson


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

HOW ARE WE DOING?

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

Contact

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