About Us

 

What is the Twin Counties Partnership for Healthier Communities?
The Partnership is a network of like-minded people working together proactively and strategically to promote and support a community culture of health, wellness and unity in the Twin Counties of Nash and Edgecombe, North Carolina.

Vision
Through an engaged and empowered network of groups and individuals, the Partnership creates and promotes opportunities to improve health and well-being in our communities.

Mission
The Twin Counties Partnership serves as a collaborative network of community partners to share information and ideas, develop collective approaches for addressing identified health issues, and promote and implement a culture of health through successful initiatives.

 

Work Groups

The Partnership has three work groups which spearhead implementation of a multi-year action plan. These groups are composed of member agency representatives.

Active Living

This work group focuses on increasing awareness of and promoting safe physical activity and recreation opportunities for all adults and youth in the Twin Counties.

Recent Initiatives:

  • Active Living Map
  • Inventory of local races and physical activity events

To learn more or to get involved, contact derrick.haskins@foundationhli.org.

Physical and Behavioral Health

This work group focuses on the reduction of stigma around mental health and provides awareness about the affordable, high quality physical and behavioral health care services throughout Edgecombe and Nash counties.

Recent Initiatives:

  • Advocate for Community Health Center
  • School-Based Health Center Model Research
  • Community Conversations: Mental Health Awareness Event

To learn more or to get involved, contact Cindy.Worthy@unchealth.unc.edu.

Community Engagement

This work group focuses on messaging, information sharing, and health education.

Recent Initiatives:

To learn more or to get involved, contact llord@rmymca.org.

 

Member Agencies

Twin Counties Partnership for Healthier Communities member agencies. These are member agencies that collaborate with the Partnership; their inclusion in this list does not imply endorsement or recommendation of individual agencies or their initiatives by the Partnership.

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Become a Member

Our members are a diverse group of organizations dedicated to supporting health in Nash and Edgecombe counties. Members participate in events and quarterly meetings of the Twin Counties Partnership.  

The Partnership seeks a commitment cross-agency efforts that share learning and resources to all Twin County residents and promote policy and infrastructure changes so empower residents to live healthier lives.

Interested in becoming a member? It is free to join! Contact the Coordinator, Rebecca.Copeland@unchealth.unc.edu.

With Gratitude

This website is supported by the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust was established in 1947 and is now one of the largest private trusts in North Carolina. Our mission is to improve the health and quality of life of financially-disadvantaged residents in North Carolina. The Health Improvement in North Carolina program area supports community-wide health solutions across the state. The Local Impact in Forsyth County program area fosters equitable and sustainable solutions to improve the quality of life in Forsyth County. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. serves as the sold trustee.  

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