Everyone deserves to be healthy regardless of status, resources or circumstances. Equity within health and wellness occurs when people can attain their full health potential. No one should be disadvantaged in this opportunity. The Health and Wellness strategic portfolio aims to support access to care and improving on current conditions, as well as upstream interventions and social determinants of health.
Dogwood’s COVID-19 initiatives have been central to our short-term work in health and wellness, along with bold goals to address substance use disorder. We are currently developing other long-range goals and strategies for health and wellness, and will share those as they are identified. In the meantime, we are interested in learning more about work currently happening throughout Western North Carolina, and invite organizations to complete a pre-application to share your ideas, plans and projects with us.
The Community Table works to solve immediate hunger needs in Jackson County. They serve hot meals daily, offer a free table with excess bread and produce and stock a food pantry where clients can get a supplemental box of groceries twice a month.
Vecinos serves both migrant (workers who travel from other countries and return home each year) and seasonal (workers who live in our community) farmworkers. Vecinos’ new mobile clinic includes a nurse’s station for taking labs and vitals and conducting patient education; a private exam area; a bathroom; and an outdoor awning-covered area with a TV screen for patient education.