Healthy Living Task Force

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North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) President Kenneth Edge asked
the association to "live healthy by choice, not by chance” in his inaugural speech last August. Among other important initiatives, he strived to bring greater awareness to the increasing healthcare costs for county employees across North Carolina. A healthy living task force was appointed to study wellness programs and strategies for improving health behaviors and outcomes for county employees. Public health directors, wellness program coordinators, county commissioners and other pertinent county staff have rallied together to identify best practices in the area of worksite wellness to provide tools for all counties to become healthier.

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  • Valerie Foushee, Orange County Commissioner, Chairperson
  • Ann Absher, Wilkes County Health Director
  • Angela Locklear, Robeson County Health and Wellness Director
  • Nidhi Sachdeva, Orange County Health Promotions Coordinator
  • Evan Sloan, Nash County Health Promotions Coordinator
  • Phillip Tarte, Union County Health Director
  • Glen Webb, Pitt County Commissioner
  • Avajean Wickes, Catawba County Executive Assistant
  • Alissa Willett, NCACC Legislative Grassroots Coordinator, staff member
  • Buck Wilson, Cumberland County Health Director