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The Fit Community initiative, sponsored by the North Carolina Health and Wellness Trust Fund and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, rewards cities and towns for their active promotion and support of healthy eating, physical activity and tobacco-free living. $1 million in grants will be available to municipalities across the state through 2007. Participating cities and towns can receive up to $60,000 for programs during the two-year period.
Bird flu has not reached the United States yet, but experts predict that the disease will eventually come here. How prepared is the state government for such an outbreak? Among the steps North Carolina has taken are development of a pandemic influenza response plan; creation of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response; and setting up seven regional response teams for early detection and response.