We partner to prompt change.

Since 2012, Halifax County and Healthy Places NC have targeted key health issues including childhood obesity, high rates of chronic disease, and a lack of access to healthy eating and active living opportunities. Through Healthy Places NC, Halifax County residents have identified obesity reduction and access to care as two key issues to tackle.

Community Approaches

Obesity reduction.

In Halifax County, local individuals and organizations work to increase healthy eating and active living in communities with low incomes by:

Contributing to systems change approaches that increase equity through the creation of new food markets and vendors in underserved areas and promote greater control over the food system by historically marginalized groups.

Engaging in systems change approaches from the Halifax County Recreation Master Plan that create equitable access to recreation, which may include built environment, community education and engagement, and advocacy.

Supporting grassroots community empowerment of residents in Southeast Halifax County to advance the establishment of county-level recreation resources.

Funding Opportunities

Obesity Reduction in Halifax and Beaufort Counties
Like many parts of the state, rural Healthy Places NC communities are working to address high obesity rates and lack of access to active living resources. To assist stakeholders in Halifax and Beaufort counties, the Trust will support efforts that could include increasing recreational opportunities in underserved areas, conducting an equitable recreation master planning process, or promoting countywide recreation coordination.

Our Team

Program Officer

Regional Support Organization

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