Since 1999, Healthy Yancey has built upon that rich heritage to make it easier for Yancey residents to realize their full health potential. There are big, systemic barriers that can prevent the more vulnerable members of our community from becoming and staying healthy. Because of our shared value of helping neighbors, we know our neighbor’s well being affects our own. Learn more.
We partner with a retired tennis professional to offer a free week of summer tennis camp to children in Yancey County. The program has had such success that in 2016, we expanded to offer a second camp in Mitchell County. Children receive rackets to keep, t-shirts, and certificates of completion along with training from a professional. Learn more.
Summer Food program is spearheaded by PATH. This collaborative effort provided 100 families with 600 food deliveries directly to their doorsteps. Recipient families all have children who benefit from the free/reduced lunch program at school or Head Start during the school months. An important resource considering that the poverty rate for children under 18 in Yancey County far exceeds the statewide rate. Learn more.
Summer of 2016, PATH launched a program called The Sizzlin’ Summer Series, with the goal of increasing connections between neighbors and people, and increasing physical activity, while highlighting fun opportunities to play and be active in our community. This physical activity campaign was developed with the generous assistance of NC Population Health Improvement Partners, with evaluation support from NC Center for Health & Wellness at UNCA. Learn more.