Healthy Personians

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Healthy Personians

Healthy Personians is a *certified community-based partnership that strives to assist the residents of Person County with establishing and maintaining healthy lifestyles. The primary goal of the partnership is to address public health priority areas identified through the most recent community health assessment.

 

WHAT IS HEALTHY PERSONIANS' MISSION STATEMENT?

“Personians Helping Personians to be Healthy”

WHAT ARE THE PRIORITY AREAS FOR HEALTHY PERSONIANS?

  • Diabetes
  • Overweight/Obesity
  • Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • Physical Activity/Nutrition
  • Substance Abuse

WHO ARE THE HEALTHY PERSONIANS PARTNER GROUPS?

  • Chronic Disease Action Team
  • Substance Abuse Partner Group

Anyone interested in helping address our priority areas through service on a partner group is welcome to do so.  Partner group members do not have to be members of the Healthy Personians Advisory Board.  Call the number below if interested or for more information.

WHO PARTICIPATES IN HEALTHY PERSONIANS?

The Healthy Personians partnership is made up of representatives from the community, hospital, health department, school system, elected officials, county government, Cooperative Extension, the community health center, recreation, Partnership for Children, mental health and the community college, etc. The group collaborates to provide resources to the county that address health needs and concerns.

WHAT IS THE ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE OF HEALTHY PERSONIANS?

*Healthy Personians Advisory Board

Executive Committee

Nominating Committee

Partner Groups

*The advisory board meets on the second Monday in July, October, January, and April at 10:00 a.m. at the Person County Health Department unless scheduled otherwise. Guests are welcome to sit in on the meetings. It is recommended that anyone interested in attending a meeting call 336-597-2204 x2277 to verify the meeting schedule as sometimes it is subject to change.

WHEN & HOW DID HEALTHY PERSONIANS GET STARTED?

Healthy Personians started in the year 2000 as a way to address broad-based health needs in the community. It followed the Healthy Carolinians model of developing local partnerships to improve the health of all North Carolinians. Healthy Carolinians in turn was modeled after the national initiative, Healthy People 2020.

HOW IS HEALTHY PERSONIANS FUNDED AND SUPPORTED? 

Healthy Personians is funded primarily by grants and donations. It is supported by Person County Health Department and operates under the Health Education section. 

 

For more information contact:

LeighAnn Creson, Quality Assurance Specialist/
Health Educator

Healthy Personians Coordinator
Person County Health Dept.
355-A South Madison Boulevard
Roxboro, NC 27573
(336) 597-2204 extension 2277

lcreson.pchd@personcounty.net

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Healthy Personians History/Timeline