June 13, 2011
I have been involved with NCPP since the very beginning. The mission of the organization in to create a healthier state and nation by focusing on the prevention of disease by reducing tobacco use, improving nutrition and increasing physical activity. Whne NCPP was founded 13 years ago, this concept, although absolutely logical, seemed almost revolutionary in state where tobacco and sweet tea were king and queen. Over the years, NCPP has helped change the entire discussion about health in NC and is begining to to take the message to other states. NCPP has developed private policies and prorams that help worksites get healthier, including 100% tobacco free hospitals, and has helped moved public policy forward in leading the way to smoke free indoor spaces in out state. NC is getting healthier because of NCPP.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
NCPP has helped create policy change across the state--because of their work, resturants and hospitals are smoke free and the food in hospitals is healthier.
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I would give them more money if I had it. Investing in NCPP and prevention is investing in the future!
Board Member & I have been a Board member and long time volunteer. I have have contributed finacially and chaired a variety of committees. .