Community and Clinical Connections for Prevention and Health Branch

What We Do

Improve Physical Activity and Nutrition

We work with partners to create a healthier North Carolina where healthy eating and active living is the norm. We work to connect communities with proven programs, tools and resources, including:

Our Physical Activity and Nutrition (PAN) Connections Initiative supports state and local efforts to address physical activity and nutrition, specifically focusing on the following strategies:

  • Food Service Guidelines
  • Interventions Supportive of Breastfeeding
  • Activity-Friendly Routes to Connect Everyday Destinations
  • Early Care and Education Nutrition and Physical Activity Standards

CCCPH is also providing direct technical assistance and support to seven local community organizations. In 2018, CCCPH released an RFA to private and public nonprofit organizations and local governments. These organizations will partner with stakeholders and community members to find local solutions tailored to align with the PAN strategies listed above to increase healthy food options and safe places where people can live an active life.

We are excited to announce the seven communities awarded the RFA #A359 Physical Activity and Nutrition Funding on behalf of CCCPH and the North Carolina Division of Public Health:

  • Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
  • North Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition (New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender Counties)
  • North Carolina State University (Edgecombe County)
  • Smart Start of New Hanover County
  • Town of Carthage (Moore County)
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Mecklenburg County)
  • Wilkes Community Partnership for Children (Wilkes County)

We look forward to supporting these efforts to improve physical activity and health eating across our state.

You can learn more about the recipients here.

CCCPH supports nutrition by promoting breastfeeding support in clinical settings, worksites, childcare settings and communities.


We also provide staff support to the Eat Smart, Move More NC Leadership Team, a multi-agency partnership that oversees the implementation of the Eat Smart, Move More NC movement guided by North Carolina’s Plan to Address Obesity: Healthy Weight and Healthy Communities 2013-2020. For more information, contact