Articles about Health & Wellness

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Mecklenburg County Community Food Assessment 2010, Phase 2
   July 19, 2011

Elizabeth Racine & Qingfang Wang

In 2010, a UNC Charlotte research team led by Dr. Elizabeth Racine conducted a Mecklenburg County Community Food Assessment for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Food Policy Council.  The results of Phase 1 of that study (posted on this website in September...

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United Way of Central Carolinas Needs Assessment 2011 - Full Report
   June 23, 2011

Hannah Guerrier

In June 2010, United Way of Central Carolinas commissioned the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute to conduct a comprehensive community needs assessment for its five-county service area.  The primary purpose of the study was to pinpoint the community’s greatest needs and identify gaps in the current array of human services. This study is one of several endeavors UWCC is pursuing as part of a broader...

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United Way of Central Carolinas Releases Needs Assessment Full Report
   June 23, 2011

Staff
Just over a year ago, the United Way of Central Carolinas (UWCC) partnered with the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute to conduct a region-wide community needs assessment.  The Executive Summary of the report for this study was released online and at community meetings several weeks ago, and now the full report  is available for review. Read more


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United Way of Central Carolinas Needs Assessment 2011 - Executive Summary
   June 8, 2011

Hannah Guerrier

In June 2010, United Way of Central Carolinas commissioned the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute to conduct a comprehensive community needs assessment for its five-county service area.  The primary purpose of the study was to pinpoint the community’s greatest needs and identify gaps in the current array of human services. This study is one of several endeavors UWCC is pursuing as part of a broader...

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Gardening for Life
   April 28, 2011

Sow Much Good, a local community organization dedicated to empowering residents to improve their health through better nutrition, has created an outdoor classroom and garden at Ashley Park Elementary in Charlotte.  Supported through local corporate groups including Wells Fargo, Sow Much Good’s founder, Robin Emmons has worked with...

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Geographers, doctors and community members
   April 15, 2011

Heather Smith
In 2005 and 2006 researchers from the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute partnered with the Latin American Coalition, our region’s largest Latino outreach and advocacy organization, to conduct a comprehensive needs assessment of Mecklenburg County’s rapidly growing and transitioning Latino population. Read more


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Mecklenburg Food Assessment: Phase 2 Results
   April 8, 2011

In 2010, a UNC Charlotte research team led by Dr. Elizabeth Racine conducted a Mecklenburg County Community Food Assessment for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Food Policy Council. The results of Phase 1 of that study (posted on this website in September 2010) looked at the presence or absence of food stores in Mecklenburg’s Census Block Groups and the relationship of that availability to various... Read more


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Casting for Recovery
   October 28, 2010
Ruth Ann Grissom

Four years ago, my sister, Amy, was diagnosed with breast cancer.  Her treatment – six rounds of chemo, two surgeries and 33 sessions of radiation – took a toll on her right shoulder.  Her surgeon suggested some basic exercises for strength and mobility.  She also started swimming laps.  She liked being buoyant in the warm water and found the backstroke especially helpful....

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Mecklenburg County Community Food Assessment 2010
   September 17, 2010

Elizabeth Racine, Qingfang Wang & Christina Wilson

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