The Healthy Charlotte Council is focused on helping make Charlotte nationally recognized for its healthy initiatives and robust health services industry. The council is focused on three key areas- physical activity, nutrition and tobacco cessation, and uses the power of the business community to drive change. The council meets quarterly and offers opportunities for chamber members who are in the health industry, or just passionate about it, to network.

Congratulations to MEDIC, recipient of the 2016 Carolinas HealthCare System’s Healthy Charlotte Award, and to Celia Thompson, recipient of the 2016 Novant Health Healthy Charlotte Volunteer of the Year Award. Click here to read more about its health-focused program.

View the 2015 Annual Report >>

Find out how you can take an important step toward creating a culture of well-being throughout your workplace with the Healthy Charlotte Employer Toolkit.

Take the TryIt! Tuesday Challenge! The Chamber’s Healthy Charlotte Council’s Try It! Tuesday is a fun nutrition initiative that encourages citizens to make healthier food choices. Food is fuel for our bodies, and every healthy choice that becomes a habit builds a healthier body and together, a healthier city. The goal is to get people thinking (at least one day a week) about what they eat and how just making simple changes can have a positive impact on their health. Get more information >>

Every Body Walk! is an award-winning campaign aimed at getting Americans up and moving. The Charlotte Chamber’s Healthy Charlotte Council is partnering with Everybody Walk! to get our community moving towards being a healthier city. Get involved >>

Committees

Chamber members may participate in one of several committees (if space allows):

Public Relations Committee – Promotes Healthy Charlotte and its initiatives

Dashboard Committee – Tracks key rankings and Charlotte’s progress

Engagement Committee – Engages council members and board members

Collaboration Committee – Supports the three focus areas of physical activity, nutrition and tobacco cessation

Contact Ashley Hedrick at ahedrick@charlottechamber.com if interested in participating.

Resources

Mecklenburg Access Portal
Visit an online directory of the health, social service, and educational resources serving Mecklenburg County.
Check it out >>

2017 Meetings

Check back in the new year for updated Healthy Charlotte Council meetings.

Meeting Summaries

December 19, 2016 - Council Meeting View summary >>

September 26, 2016 - Council Meeting View summary >>

June 20, 2016 - Council Meeting View summary >>

March 21, 2016 - Council Meeting View summary >>

September 22, 2015 - Council Meeting View summary >>

June 23, 2015 - Council Meeting View summary >>

March 24, 2015 - Council Meeting View summary >>

December 11, 2014 - Council Meeting View summary >>

August 15, 2014 - Council Meeting View summary >>

April 28, 2014 - Council Meeting View slide presentation >>

February 3, 2014 - Council Meeting View summary >>

Charlotte Chamber members are invited to join the Healthy Charlotte Council LinkedIn group.

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For more information, please contact Karen Price at kprice@charlottechamber.com.