Thursday, 24 February 2011
Healthy Carolinians of Macon County has begun work on the 2011 Comprehensive Health Assessment. Last month, on Jan. 28, Governor Beverly Perdue gave a speech to more than 250 public health leaders from across the state at the annual State Health Directors Conference in Raleigh. At the conference, Perdue called obesity the “most critical public health issue” facing North Carolina, Perdue said innovation will be the key to controlling health care costs and moving North Carolina to a better state of health.
“The work being done at the local level, through health departments, educators, schools, non profit organizations and the business community combined with the support of all state agencies is essential to inspire people to action.” said Perdue.