LUMBERTON — Nancy Catherine “Cathy” Hunt has been named facilitator for Southeastern Health’s Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas grant.
Hunt received a bachelor’s degrees in recreation management administration and health/physical education with teacher certification from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke in 1986. She received a master’s degree in exercise science from UNCP in 2002.
Before retiring in March, she taught health and physical education in the Public Schools of Robeson County for 31 years. During that time, she has written and administered numerous grants for the school system for tutoring and enrichment programs, physical education enhancement, beautification efforts and equipment. Hunt lives in Lumberton with her husband, Ardeen Hunt.
Southeastern Health was awarded the three-year, $450,000 grant from The Duke Endowment to help improve health in Robeson County. Southeastern Health and the Healthy Robeson Task Force, a group of community organizations, is now one of 10 participants in The Duke Endowment’s initiative called Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas.
The program takes a bold approach to addressing chronic health issues such as unhealthy weight, diabetes and heart disease. Local coalitions will involve leaders from a wide spectrum of community organizations in developing ways to engage residents in improving their health.
Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas is now expanding to five new counties with plans to expand throughout the Carolinas over the coming years. The initiative began in early 2016 in five North Carolina regions: Catawba, Chatham, Granville/Vance, Montgomery/Richmond and Wilkes counties.
Call Hunt at 910-272-1181 for more information about the Healthy Robeson Task Force or the Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas grant.