Our mission is to improve the health of Haywood County citizens. Our local coalition is not a project, but a process, to bring together community members to focus on health.
Healthy Haywood is based on the concept that community members are the most qualified to effectively prioritize the health concerns in their community and to plan and execute creative solutions to these problems. We are a program of the Haywood County Health Department - haywoodnc.net - and a certified Healthy Carolinians partnership since 1999. healthycarolinians.org
Healthy Haywood consists of various Health Action Teams and a Steering Committee. Action Team members are the “worker bees” and volunteer at various events and programs and/or attend monthly meetings where each member plays a very important role in helping us address the determined health concerns. Steering Committee members oversee the organization as a whole and help make administrative decisions.
Based on data collected from Haywood County citizens and current
health statistics, Health Action Teams are determined by the community
every four years. (View the health priorities HERE)
Various health topics emerge as the coalition grows. These teams create action plans that include programs and activities as well as support for policies addressing health concerns in the county.
State of the County Health Report 2011 (Download)
State of the County Health Report 2010 (Download)
State of the County Health Report 2009 (Download)
Community Health Assessment Report 2008 (Download)