Another accolade for Village HeartBEAT

The Mecklenburg County program that works with local churches to address health disparities in Black and Latino communities won a "Best Practice Award" during the Healthy Churches conference held last week in Charlotte.
By Glenn Burkins | November 26, 2019

Photo Gallery: Village HeartBEAT Hearts of Champions Gala

More than 1,200 people attended this annual event, representing 44 local churches.
By QCity Metro Staff | June 2, 2019

Mecklenburg health program wins national competition with $500,000 prize

Mecklenburg County's Village HeartBEAT program aims to reduce the health factors related to heart disease and diabetes.
By Glenn Burkins | February 12, 2019

Allie Hill is determined to lose weight, and she’s having fun along the way

She and her Village HeartBeat teammates at Second Calvary Baptist Church are committed to getting healthier this year.
By Mordecia D. Strickland | May 8, 2017

Busy mom makes time to get healthy with Village HeartBEAT program

Karen Flores, the mother of five children, thought she was pretty healthy though she needed to lose some weight. Then tests showed some lurking health problems.
By Mordecia D. Strickland | April 17, 2017

Two Village HeartBEAT members share a passion for healthy cooking

What started as an effort to help family members get healthy developed into a lifelong cooking habit for two church members.
By Glenn Burkins | April 11, 2017

Health director meets with black pastors to discuss botched notifications

Health Director Marcus Plescia said he requested the meeting to discuss the recent revelation that 185 low-income women where not given timely notice after their pap smear results showed abnormalities.
By Glenn Burkins | February 28, 2017

More evidence that breakfast is important to overall health

Eating more calories early in the day and consuming less food at night may reduce the odds of a heart attack, stroke or other cardiac or blood vessel diseases, new research indicates.
By Lisa Rapaport, Reuters | February 18, 2017

Christine Cauthen: Staying active, eating healthy

Name: Christine Cauthen Church: New Covenant Bibleway Church Risk Factors: High Blood Pressure / Borderline Diabetes Her Story: Christine Cauthen’s […]
By Victor Earl | May 17, 2016

For Edith Green, Village HeartBEAT has been a ‘lifesaving program’

For years, Edith Green ignored her strong family history of diabetes...until she got tested as part of the Village HeartBEAT program.
By Adriana Burkins | May 4, 2016