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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

AC1.6: Organize and hold a regional greenways conference to build capacity and increase coordination among those developing greenways in the region. Read more »
HCO1.2: Develop a regional plan to address barriers to, and enhancements for, increasing older adults’ participation in physical activity programs or opportunities. Read more »
HCO7.3: Expand existing United Way volunteer database to promote opportunities for participating in civic activities. Read more »
HCO3.1: Review and revise local ordinances to allow farmers markets, produce stands, and other outlets for fresh, local foods in convenient locations throughout the region. Read more »
EA3.1: Establish a regular innovation forum for local governments to share ideas, network, and learn from each other. Read more »