North Carolina Health and Wellness Trust Fund: Fit Community

ALBD worked closely with the Health and Wellness Trust Fund to design and implement the Fit Community grant program and provides direct technical assistance to applicants and 24 grantees across North Carolina.

Fit Community is a North Carolina program that recognizes and rewards municipalities and counties that promote healthy lifestyles. The designation award publicly acknowledges a community’s livability and commitment to healthy eating, physical activity and tobacco-free living through policy and environmental infrastructure. The grant award provides opportunities for communities to implement comprehensive active living and healthy eating initiatives with two years of funding and technical assistance.

Fit Community is part of Fit Together, a prevention campaign of the NC Health and Wellness Trust Fund (HWTF) and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) designed to raise awareness about the dangers of unhealthy weight and equip individuals, families and communities with the tools they need to address this serious health concern.