The Alamance Wellness Collaborative
The Alamance Wellness Collaborative, initiated by Impact Alamance in partnership with Healthy Alamance, focuses on the following to increase access to physical activity and healthy eating in Alamance County:
Alamance Food Collaborative
In April 2015, Healthy Alamance and Impact Alamance invited approximately 25 organizations and individuals to participate in the first meeting of what would later be named the Alamance Food Collaborative. Regular meetings are attended by 20-30 participants, representing entrepreneurs from the local restaurant industry and private sector, academics from Elon University, public health and healthcare sectors, non-profit leaders, farmers, and local government. This group is focused on creating infrastructure to Alamance County’s food system that will have a lasting impact and influence the health of the community and economic viability. For the past two years, this group has been focused on developing a shared equity lens in preparation for revising its strategic plan. Currently, members are exploring ways to become autonomous and develop shared power in a partnership between institutions and grass-root efforts.
Health Equity Collective
The Alamance County Health Equity Collective is charged with holding Alamance County accountable for health equity and creating a space for community voices to engage in productive dialogue around issues of race, place, and space. The Collective was initiated through a community-academic partnership between Healthy Alamance and Elon University in early 2018 and engaged additional community members through a photovoice project in April 2018. Presently, the Collective is focused on strategic planning and capacity development.
Community Based Participatory Research Training sparks opportunities for shared learning and future partnerships
Elon staff and faculty participated in a community based participatory research (CBPR) training with community members and agency representatives. (read more)
Public Health faculty and student present at national public health conference
Yasmeen Lee, senior public health major, and mentor Dr. Stephanie Baker, Assistant Professor of Public Health Studies, present research at the American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting and Expo held Nov. 2-6 in Philadelphia. (read more)
Stephanie Baker co-authors book chapter on antiracism organizing and cancer care
Stephanie Baker, assistant professor of public health studies, co-authored a chapter in a recently released book published by the American Public Health Associaton about racism and public health. (read more)