Vision:

Our vision for a healthy Charlotte County is a safe, equitable and vibrant community in which people feel empowered to seek and obtain opportunities and services to achieve and maintain a high quality of life

What is Healthy charlotte county?

Where we live matters to our health. The health of a community depends on many different factors, including the environment, education and jobs, access to and quality of healthcare, and individual behaviors.

Healthy Charlotte County is a Community Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP) comprised of five subcommittees. This partnership is a collaborative effort that includes residents, healthcare professionals, and organizations vested in making Charlotte County, Florida a healthy community.

We know that much of what influences our health happens outside of the doctor’s office – in our schools, workplaces and neighborhoods. We can improve a community’s health by implementing effective policies and programs. For example, people who live in communities with smoke-free laws are less likely to smoke or to be exposed to second-hand smoke, which reduces lung cancer risk. In addition, people who live in communities with safe and accessible park and recreation space are more likely to exercise, which reduces heart disease risk.

The subcommittees were created based on the identified areas of opportunity for growth and improvement in Charlotte County and consist of residents, non-profit organizations, healthcare professionals, school representatives, and many other community members. The subcommittees research, develop, recommend, and implement community projects that strive to improve the health and lives of Charlotte County Residents.

Healthy Charlotte County aims to identify issues community members feel are important and find ways to solve some of our most pressing health issues.

Access to healthcare

Providing health services and information helps uninsured and under-insured members of our community receive the care and resources they need to stay well.

Chronic Disease Prevention

Working to tackle the main contributors to chronic disease: tobacco use and unhealthy weight through evidence-based strategies that improve high-risk behaviors and environmental factors.

Mental Health

Working to identify and address pressing needs in Charlotte County related to mental health, behavioral health, and substance abuse.

Maternal and child health

Working to improve the overall health of pregnant women and children in Charlotte County to improve outcomes for both mom and baby.

Positive Aging

Working to improve the health of Charlotte County residents as they age.

 

Any individual or organization interested in making Charlotte County a healthier place to live, learn, work and play is encouraged to get involved.

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Service Area: Charlotte County, Florida

Donations are collected by the United Way and used to help finance Healthy Charlotte County programs and services that promote community health.