The North Carolina Division of Public Health (DPH) uses Preventive Health and Health Services (PHHS) Block Grant funding to administer the Healthy Communities Program through the Chronic Disease and Injury (CDI) Section. The aim of this program is to reduce the burden of chronic disease and injury in North Carolina.

This funding enables county and district health departments to implement community-based interventions that address poor nutrition, physical inactivity, tobacco use, violence and unintentional injury.

All strategies implemented through the Healthy Communities Program provide opportunities for everyone in North Carolina to achieve their optimal level of health regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, geographic location, education status, disability status or sexual orientation.

Local Health Departments Advancing Equity across North Carolina

Check out how local health departments across North Carolina engaged with communities to provide better access to health care services and programs.


Partnering to Make a Difference

The Healthy Communities team partnered with local health departments to increase their organizational capacity to address health inequities during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Learn more: Local Health Departments Advancing Equity: An Inside-Out Approach (PDF)