Our History

Understanding that change is most effective when we work together, our founders, a group of like-minded organizations and individuals with public health backgrounds, formed NCAH in 2002 to improve North Carolina’s health and advocate for policies that reduce tobacco use.

Originally a project of the North Carolina Pediatric Society, NCAH became an independent 501(c)(3) in October 2016.

Since 2002, we have:

  • grown from just a few organizations and individuals to more than 60 individual and organizational members from diverse communities across the state;
  • expanded our priorities to include advancing equitable policies that address access to healthy food and active living in addition to tobacco use prevention and cessation; and
  • hired full-time staff members dedicated to achieving NCAH’s mission.

For nearly two decades we have made substantial progress toward achieving our goals of reducing health disparities, preventing chronic disease, and promoting health.

The strength of our coalition lies in the diversity and breadth of our partners.
We invite you to become a member of the North Carolina Alliance for Health and join us in advancing equitable policies.

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