What is WNC Healthy Impact?
WNC Healthy Impact is a partnership between hospitals and health departments in western North Carolina working towards a vision of
improved community health. We are working together locally and
regionally on a community health improvement process to assess
health needs, develop collaborative plans, take coordinated action,
and evaluate progress and impact.
This innovative regional effort is supported by the hospitals and health departments in the sixteen western counties of North Carolina and coordinated by WNC Health Network and the Western NC Partnership
for Public Health.
WNC Healthy Impact Fact Sheet (PDF) November 5, 2012
What are the goals?
Partnership. Enhance partnerships between hospitals and health departments in the community health improvement process.
Local Leadership & Engagement. Continue and support local-level health assessment, planning, and related community engagement.
Efficiency & Standardization. Standardize collection and reporting of health related data for all 16-counties in the region.
Regional Value & Synergy. Work together regionally to develop a collaborative process to efficiently and effectively assess and address health needs across the region.
Accountability to the Community. Meet hospital and health department requirements for conducting community health (needs) assessments, action plans, and implementation strategies.
Strategic Investment. Better align community investments with the health priorities identified through the community health assessment process