The Alamance Wellness Collaborative
The Alamance Wellness Collaborative, initiated by Impact Alamance in partnership with Healthy Alamance, focuses on the following to increase access to physical activity and healthy eating in Alamance County:
Alamance Food Collaborative
In April 2015, Healthy Alamance and Impact Alamance invited approximately 25 organizations and individuals to participate in the first meeting of what would later be named the Alamance Food Collaborative. Regular meetings are attended by 20-30 participants, representing entrepreneurs from the local restaurant industry and private sector, academics from Elon University, public health and healthcare sectors, non-profit leaders, farmers, and local government. This group is focused on creating infrastructure to Alamance County’s food system that will have a lasting impact and influence the health of the community and economic viability. For the past two years, this group has been focused on developing a shared equity lens in preparation for revising its strategic plan. Currently, members are exploring ways to become autonomous and develop shared power in a partnership between institutions and grass-root efforts.
Health Equity Collective
The Alamance County Health Equity Collective is charged with holding Alamance County accountable for health equity and creating a space for community voices to engage in productive dialogue around issues of race, place, and space. The Collective was initiated through a community-academic partnership between Healthy Alamance and Elon University in early 2018 and engaged additional community members through a photovoice project in April 2018. Presently, the Collective is focused on strategic planning and capacity development.