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Buncombe County, NC: 2014 Culture of Health Prize Winner

Describes how Buncombe County Health and Human Services of North Carolina collaborated with community stakeholders including the local chamber of commerce, YMCA, healthcare professionals, and transportation experts to create a Public Health Advisory Council. The Council along with individuals, families, and local leaders supported healthy living initiatives by encouraging physicians to address obesity and asthma, reducing exposure to secondhand smoke in multi-unit housing, encouraging the purchase of healthy foods, and improving healthcare quality for children with special needs. Buncombe County is a recipient of the 2014 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Culture of Health Prize.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Access · Children and youth · Chronic respiratory conditions · Community and faith-based initiatives · Families · Food security and nutrition · Healthcare quality · Networking and collaboration · Obesity and weight control · Tobacco use · North Carolina

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