A SHARED VALUE
What is Village HeartBEAT?
The Village HeartBEAT (Building Education & Accountability Together) program is a collaborative program organized to reduce risk-factors associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) through Faith-Based Organizations (FBO) in Mecklenburg County. The overarching goal is to invest in FBOs as mutual business partners to adopt effective and sustainable policy, systems and environmental change (PSE) strategies to enhance healthier lifestyle choices, develop tobacco-free sites, implement sustainable physical activities and nutritional options. VHB incorporates a 10-month FBOs competition team challenge that uses a community-based framework to provide
tools and resources to improve healthy outcomes.
Is an innovative approach to chronic disease prevention in Mecklenburg County.
It aims to advance health equity by building the skills, leadership, and capacity
of faith-based and community organizations
to promote health and wellness education.
To ensure that everyone
in Mecklenburg County
has equitable access to health and wellness education
through partnerships and community engagement.
Workshops, evidence-based and certification programs focused on cardiovascular disease prevention.
Topics include healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco-free living, chronic disease management,
and mental wellness.