Blueprint for a Healthier Generation, 2020
The Healthy Weight, Healthy Child initiative is working to reverse the pediatric obesity trend in Mecklenburg County. As a key accomplishment, the Mecklenburg County Health Department, along with local policymakers and officials, key stakeholders, and community members, completed a community-based participatory research process to develop a strategic plan to address childhood obesity, while promoting active living and healthy eating for all children in the county.
The HWHC Initiative�s primary objective was to develop a county-wide action plan, or blueprint, that would aim to reach the following two overarching goals:
- Combat and prevent childhood obesity in Charlotte/Mecklenburg County and
- Ensure access to resources that promote and encourage active living and healthy eating for all children and their families in Charlotte/Mecklenburg County.
The initiative, along with local policymakers and officials, key stakeholders, and community members should focus efforts on reaching these goals.
View the Blueprint for a Healthier Generation, 2010
To reach our overarching goals, the blueprint includes 13 sub-goals, 29 strategies, and numerous interventions that were identified through a community-based participatory research process. For each strategy, the specific interventions � whether environmental policy, institutional policy, public education, or targeted programs �are designated by priority level, i.e. high, medium, or low. The priority level was determined through the community assessment process.