Intersections Around Community Health

Identifying the intersections between healthy food access and community health

Committee Goal

Our goal is to use our network of community health organizations and local food councils to raise awareness of the intersections between healthy food access, clinical health, and community wellness. Through this work, we hope to increase healthy food access for all across North Carolina.

Interested in community health and what it looks like for you? Check out our resources below to learn more!

Committee Priorities

The Intersections Around Community Health working group is working to support the North Carolina State Improvement Plan and the Community Health Assessment (CHA) by developing ways that the North Carolina Local Food Council (NCLFC) can help local food councils’ connect to this process in their own communities in support of access to local healthy foods.

Currently, we are developing a question bank as a framework for Community Health Assessments around local and healthy food access. We are primarily focusing on limited access to healthy foods as a relevant of community health. By contributing to the Community Health Assessment questions and planning, we are establishing the connection between food access and overall community health.

In the future, we plan to further engage the public to conduct research on food councils, general and cultural food access, impacts on food systems, and overall community health.

Committee Resources

Health Networks and Education Centers


Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC)

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Western North Carolina Health Network (WNCHN)


North Carolina Area Health Education Center (NC AHEC)

Committee Members

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