About Us

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Megan Hauser is the Healthy Haywood Coordinator.  Megan is a native of North Carolina and studied health education at East Carolina University.  She has 11 years of experience in rural public health.  Megan enjoys running, reading and hanging out with her cats, Agape and Spot.

 Our mission is to improve the health of Haywood County citizens.  Our localnull coalition is not a project, but a processnull, 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 programnull of the Haywood County Health and Human Servicesnull Agency.    

Healthy Haywood consists of coalition members and a Steering Committee.  Coalition members are the “worker bees” and volunteer at various events and programs and/or attend monthly meetings where each member plays a very important role in helping us address the determined health concerns.  Steering Committee members oversee the organization as a whole and help make administrative decisions.

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 2012 Community Health Assessmentnull, 2013 State of the County Health Reportnull and 2012 Community Health Improvement Plan. 

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

State of the County Health Report 2017

State of the County Health Report 2016

Community Health Assessment 2015 (Download) 

State of the County Health Report 2014 (Download)

State of the County Health Report 2013 (Download)

State of the County Health Report 2011 (Download)

State of the County Health Report 2010 (Download)

State of the County Health Report 2009 (Download)

Community Health Assessment Data Slides 2015

Community Health Assessment 2012

Community Health Assessmentnull Report 2008 (Download)

Community Health Improvement Plan 2013 (Download)

Community Health Improvement Plan 2016 (Direct Link)




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