The Orange County Building a Healthy Community Roundtable Discussion & Resource Fair to be held on Monday, May 22, 2023 at Carrboro High School (201 Rock Haven Rd, Carrboro, NC 27510) from 6-8 p.m. brings together community members, local organizations, and leaders to promote health equity in Orange County. The roundtable theme, "Healthy Homes, Healthy Communities: A Critical Conversation" highlights the significant role housing plays in shaping health outcomes. Housing inequalities can have a harmful impact on overall community health.
During the roundtable discussion, participants engage in open dialogue and exchange ideas about healthy homes as a pathway to health equity and overall community health. The goal is to identify challenges and opportunities for promoting health equity, and develop action steps to address them.
The resource fair is an opportunity for organizations, businesses, and community groups to share information and resources that support healthy housing and healthy communities. This includes affordable housing programs, mental health and substance abuse support services, healthcare services, community-based organizations, financial education and budgeting support, tenant advocacy organizations, community gardening, and opportunities for community members to engage and learn from each other.
The overall goal of the event is to create a platform for community engagement and dialogue on health equity. By identifying challenges and opportunities for promoting health equity in Orange County, the event aims to develop action steps and approaches to address health equity issues.
For organizations, businesses, and community groups interested in participating as a volunteer, please visit https://www.orangecountync.gov/BHCRegisterComm to sign up and learn more about how you can contribute to this important event.
For community members, please let us know if you will be attending by https://www.orangecountync.gov/BHCRegisterComm.