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About Us

Healthy Haywood

The mission of Healthy Haywood is to improve the health of Haywood County citizens.  Our local coalition is not a project, but a process, to bring together community members to focus on health.

Healthy Haywood is based on the concept that community members are the most qualified to effectively prioritize the health concerns in their community and to plan and execute creative solutions to these problems.  We are a program of the Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA).    

Megan Hauser, Public Health Education Specialist, coordinates the Healthy Haywood Coalition.  Healthy Haywood is supported by Lauren Wood, Public Health Education Specialist and Jeanine Harris, Public Health Education Specialist/Preparedness Coordinator.  Lauren also serves as HHSA lead for the Substance Use Prevention Alliance.   
 

Based on data collected from Haywood County citizens and current health statistics, health priorities are determined by the community every three years.  Our current priorities are featured in the 2018 Community Health Assessment. 

Health topics emerge as the coalition grows.  The coalition creates action plans that include programs and activities as well as support for policies addressing health concerns in the county.

See the folder at left for County Health Reports from 2008 to present.

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