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Healthy Carolinians of Orange County

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Healthy Carolinians of Orange County (HCOC) is a network of agencies and citizens partnering to promote health and wellness in Orange County.  Members of HCOC are representatives from schools, human service agencies, churches, civic groups, businesses, local government, UNC Chapel Hill, health care organizations including UNC Healthcare, and concerned citizens.


Our mission is to advocate, guide and assist Orange County in planning and implementing health care strategies to promote healthy lifestyles, improve health status and prevent premature death and injury for all residents in the county regardless of age, race, income or educational level. The overall goal of the program is to reduce health disparities.


What We Do

  • Build and promote collaborative partnerships
  • Identify critical health needs in the community
  • Guide local planning efforts to improve health
  • Support innovative health programs
  • Advocate for health-promoting policies

Priority Health Issues

  • Access to Health Care, Insurance, and Information
  • Chronic Disease/Health Promotion, Exercise and Nutrition
  • Mental Health
  • Substance Abuse
  • Injury

Download our Program Brochure


Ashley Mercer, Healthy Carolinians Coordinator