Strategy

We partner with organizations to transform communities and improve health

Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of all North Carolinians.  We know that a North Carolina with healthy people living in active communities reduces health risks and improves health outcomes.  Health is a complex equation that is as much determined by the environment as it is by the individual.  Our strategy is to look ahead to get at the core drivers of poor health and to support lasting system-wide changes.

Providing access to health care.

North Carolinians deserve the high-quality health care they need, when they need it, in a culturally-competent environment. Through our Health Care priority area we work with safety net health care organizations, those with a mission to care for individuals regardless of their ability to pay, to help low-income and uninsured children and adults access health care and oral health services.

Providing access to healthy local foods and places to be active.

North Carolinians deserve a state where all people have access to safe, inviting places to play and be active, as well as access to healthy, local food. Our Healthy Living priority area takes a systemic view, ensuring that healthy choices are accessible in childcare centers, schools, communities and places of worship.