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Health and Wellness

The health of the GroWNC population, if measured only in terms of the frequency of illness or disease (morbidity) and the number of deaths (mortality), is relatively consistent with the health of the U.S. and North Carolina populations, with a few exceptions.

Existing plans, data, and studies were collected, analyzed, and synthesized into an Existing Conditions Report for each topic. Here is a link to the Health and Wellness Chapter if you’d like to read more. Workgroups were formed around each topic area to review existing conditions, identify issues and goals, and recommend strategies. To learn more about the background of this topic, read the Existing Conditions Report and review the workgroup’s meeting notes and related information on the workgroup’s webpage. The goals identified by all the workgroups are listed in the GroWNC Regional Plan on pages 29-37.

The Oaks Trail in Black Mountain | Image Credit: Land-of-Sky Regional Council

Sample Strategies

RC8.2: Promote and expand existing water quality and conservation education campaigns. Read more »
AC1.7: Improve communications between the North Carolina Department of Transportation and local communities on greenway and bicycle plans as well as planned road improvements. Read more »
HCO8.1: Improve the way families receive childcare vouchers so more children have safe places to learn and grow. Read more »
HCO3.5: Replicate and expand Green Opportunities (GO) programs around culinary skills, gardening/food production, and business opportunities to train youth. Read more »
HCO5.3: Promote effective community and workplace wellness programs, and work with insurance companies to develop incentives for active participation in such programs. Read more »