McDowell Economic Development Association, Inc.

WorkForce Wellness Program


MEDA submitted and received Kate B. Reynolds grant funding to implement a Workplace Wellness Initiative. The grant allowed a study to be conducted by the UNC Gillings School of Public Health.  The MEDA Director and the Chamber of Commerce Director co-chair the Workplace Wellness Committee under the direction of the McDowell Health Coalition.  The program is designed to enhance workforce development, community health and to communicate to the business community, the County population and perspective companies the importance of workplace wellness programs.