The Health Initiative
Mission: The Health Initiative will build alliances with community members and organizations to raise awareness and advocate for educational opportunities, activities, programs and facilities promoting healthy lifestyles.
Meetings: The Health Initiative meets regularly on the second Tuesday of the month from 4:30-6pm at Town Hall. All meetings and projects are open to the public.
1. Tobacco-Free Parks in Black Mountain
2. Renew Black Mountain’s NC FIT Community Status (Here)
3. Public Outreach
Community Produce Distribution
Held in coordination with MANNA FoodBank and the Black Mountain Community Garden, fresh produce is available for free to individuals and families in need of food assistance.
Where: Carver Community Center
When: Last Thursday of every month, 3:00pm-4:30pm. A short cooking demonstration or tasting is typically held prior to the distribution at 2:30pm. Click here for 2011 distribution dates
For more information: 828-669-2052
Walk to Wellness: A Resource Guide for Walking in
Eat Smart Black Mountain
The Health Initiative helps support Eat Smart Black Mountain, a project of Black Mountain Recreation and Parks that works to promote healthy eating and active living through hands-on gardening and nutrition programs.
Black Mountain Community Garden
Support the work of the Health Initiative
VOLUNTEER – All are welcome to participate in Health Initiative projects. If you have an interest in helping to make Black Mountain a healthy community, contact us to see how you can get involved!
DONATE – Tax-deductible donations can be made to the
Health Initiative through the Black Mountain Parks and Greenways
Foundation. Please visit the Foundation’s
web page for details.
For more information or to get involved contact:
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