Our Approach and Values
01 Build a better community by addressing health issues at the root cause
02 Understand the community’s context, goals and power structure and partner with those most impacted to make change
03 Collaborate with those best positioned to make change and measure impact by quality of outcomes as well as quantity
Community Assessment & Community Based Participatory Research
The Community Assessment team collects data that reflects the voices of the people most impacted by the decisions made by community institutions. With this data, we develop strategies that address the root causes of inequity. This process both quantitative and qualitative methods to collect and analyze data, and build a better understanding of the health within communities.
Healthy Living Collaboratives
In 2015, Healthy Alamance partnered with Impact Alamance to form the Alamance Wellness Collaborative & Alamance Food Collaborative. Focused on creating access to fresh food, and increasing opportunities to be physically active, these groups pursue strategies that have a lasting impact on community health and economic viability.
Initiated as a public health approach to increasing access to fresh food in a large food desert, the market is becoming a hub for small business enterprise and a model for testing short retail exchange opportunities for producers and businesses.
The Authentically Alamance brand supports healthy relationships that foster trust and reciprocity between consumers and Alamance County businesses.
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.