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UNCG partners with community to improve health in Guilford County

More than 60 faculty, staff and community stakeholders gathered on campus at the Lifetime Eating and Physical Activity Practices (LEAP) summit May 11. The summit, made possible by a collaboration between UNCG, Cone Health and the Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services, was held to discuss common indicators that existing program providers and residents can use to inform their health and wellness efforts.  

“The LEAP summit is an excellent example of community-academic partnerships working together to improve the health and well-being of Guilford County residents,” said Dr. Lauren A. Haldeman, associate chair and director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Nutrition.

Multiple nonprofits, city and county departments, and health organizations contribute to LEAP initiatives, including Guilford County Schools, Greensboro Parks and Rec and Ready for School Ready for Life.

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By Elizabeth Harrison.
Visual: UNCG faculty, including Dr. Emily Janke (pictured), were part of the summit. Photography by Martin Kane.