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Everyone deserves to be healthy regardless of status, resources or circumstances. Equity within health and wellbeing occurs when people can attain their full health potential. No one should be disadvantaged in this opportunity. The Health & Wellness strategic portfolio aims to support access to care and improve on current conditions, as well as upstream interventions and social determinants of health. 

Funding Priorities

Want to know more? Find out more about Health & Wellness funding opportunities.

Take a minute to read a message from Alex Howard, Vice President – Health & Wellness, to find out what we are focusing on in 2024.

what we’re learning about housing

2021 Regional Housing Needs Assessment

how to apply

Want to discuss your ideas? Engage with us to start the process.

Meet the Health & Wellness Team

Alex F. Howard

Vice President – Health & Wellness
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Channah VanRegenmorter

Officer – Health & Wellness
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Margarita Gonzalez

Associate – Health & Wellness
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healthy opportunities pilot

Impact Health is a dynamic start-up entity created by Dogwood Health Trust to lead Western North Carolina’s (WNC’s) participation in the State of North Carolina’s Healthy Opportunities Pilot program for Medicaid. Find out more.

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AIDS and STI Testing van and table

Advancing Life. Fighting AIDS

In 2018, ALFA started the Foothills Area Harm Reduction Mission (the Farm).

Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project

The Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) is committed to creating strong farms, thriving local food economies and healthy communities where farming is valued as central to our heritage and our future.

Babies Need Bottoms

Babies Need Bottoms (BNB) was established in 2017 as the only diaper bank to serve socially and economically vulnerable families in WNC.
Man helping amputee in old wheelchair get ready for a new electric wheelchair.

BeLoved Asheville

BeLoved Asheville seeks to cultivate a transformational way of life rooted in community, creativity and equity.
Dental cleaning at free clinic

Blue Ridge Free Dental Clinic

Blue Ridge Free Dental Clinic exists to fill the gap in rural care by delivering high-quality emergency dental services.
Blue Ridge Health team standing together in front of mobile clinic

Blue Ridge Health

Blue Ridge Health provides a robust slate of medical services to the Western North Carolina community.

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