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.
It is the foundation of the VHB. The academy trains Community Health Ambassadors
in local congregations and interfaith communities. They learn about basic health issues, chronic diseases within their communities and human services
to reduce health inequities in our local communities.
Thereasea Clark Elder Community Health Leadership Academy (CHLA) is to advance health by increasing leaders' capacity among faith-based organizations to transcend boundaries, work collaboratively and transform their communities.
CHLA is divided into conversation circles of learning and training. Throughout the year,
the focus will be on providing skill-based trainings and professional and leadership development opportunities on human services issues, Public Health, and Chronic Disease Prevention.
The Thereasea Clark Elder
Community Health Leadership Academy
Village HeartBEAT Highlights
May Health Observances
Take The VHB Pledge.
I take the pledge to invest in my health.
I will be healthier for myself,
my family, and for my community.
Our Health, Our Priority,
Our Zip Codes, Our Community