Members of the Black Mountain community will know and practice healthy lifestyle habits.

 Mission:  The Health Initiative builds 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 at 4:30 p.m. at the Carver Community Center.  All meetings and projects are open to the public.


1. Nutrition

     2.   Physical Activity

     3.   Tobacco Cessation


Walk to Wellness: A Resource Guide for Walking in Black Mountain

The Health Initiative is a supporter of Eat Smart Black Mountain, a coalition that works to promote healthy eating and active living through hands-on gardening and nutrition programs. 

Eat Smart Black Mountain

Dr. John Wilson Community Garden

 Black Mountain School Gardens:

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 LINK  for details.  

Other Links

Eat Smart Move More NC

Lighten up for Life

Quitline NC

Healthy Buncombe


For more information or to get involved contact:

Jill Edwards, Health Service Programs Administrator

828-669-2052 or

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