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Community Learning Opportunities

African American History in Buncombe County Lunch & Learn Series
This new monthly series hosted by Buncombe County's Community Engagement Team aims to "Honor our History, Learn from our Past, and Engage with our Future". Lunch and Learns will be held at Stephens Lee Community Center at 30 George Washington Carver Avenue, 12-1:30 monthly. 
Upcoming events include:

  • Tuesday, June 27 - Marcel Proctor presents the historical effects of redlining and gentrification on the African American Community.
  • Tuesday, July 25 - Dr. Darin Waters presents the history of African American education in Asheville and WNC.
  • Wednesday, August 23- Commissioner Al Whitesides presents on wage gaps and historical wage disparities in the African American Community.
  • Wednesday, September 27 - Dr. Sharon West presents on access and availability of healthcare for African Americans in Buncombe County.

Getting to Results: Identifying and using performance measures for improvement
Thursday, July 20th, 10am – 3pm 
Transylvania Regional Hospital, 260 Hospital Dr., Brevard, NC 28712
Click here to register (Registration deadline: July 17th @ noon.  Space is limited!)

Who should attend?  
  • Individuals or organizations that partner with their hospital and/or health department to address community health priorities
  • Health department and hospital representatives involved with community health improvement
Participants will:
  • Identify 3 types of performance measures
  • Practice the 7 steps to identify performance measures and identify performance measures for a real program, initiative, or agency.
  • Identify “headline measures” and discuss their value
  • Plan how to use performance measures to improve performance
  • Communicate how performance measures contribute to population well-being (i.e. how your work contributes to the overall community health improvement work)

This training is free, and lunch will be provided.
Note: WNC Healthy Impact hosts this this training quarterly in various locations around the region. The next training dates will be Thursday October 19th, 2017, location TBD.

Move More Walk Now Training
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 9:30–3:30
Cary, NC

Join Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina in welcoming Mark Fenton, a recognized authority on community and environmental initiatives, for an interactive workshop on how walkability and the built environment impacts health and what communities can do to increase safety, access and appeal for pedestrians. 

Workshop attendees will:
  • participate in a neighborhood walkability audit
  • learn to identify features that encourage walking, biking and wheeling
  • learn how “pop-ups” can be used to demonstrate changes that will create more walkable communities.
Come ready to go out and walk. Space is limited so register TODAY.

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