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Fit Community

Between 2006 and 2012, Fit Community supported 38 North Carolina communities with funding to implement two-year initiatives to create healthier places to live, work and play. Fit Community, led by Active Living By Design, part of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, and funded by the NC Health and Wellness Trust Fund, helped generate policy and environmental changes that promote active living and healthy eating across the state in a variety of settings, including parks, recreation and trail facilities; schools; pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure; gardens and work sites. In addition, 27 municipalities and counties received three-year Fit Community designation awards, recognizing their efforts to support physical activity, healthy eating and tobacco use prevention across communities, schools and workplaces.

A rich archive of resources, lessons learned and stories are now available to community partnerships, funders and technical assistance providers engaged in similar work across the state and nation. Learn more by visiting

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