Formerly Mecklenburg Medical Alliance and Endowment (MMAE) Healthy Charlotte Alliance's mission is to improve the health and quality of life for all people of Mecklenburg County by funding health initiatives and providing educational programs.
Healthy Charlotte Alliance is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the health and quality of life for all people of Mecklenburg County. WHO WE ARE. LEARN MORE - Provide educational and informative programs around health and wellness.
- Members volunteer their time and talents through coordinated service opportunities at local health nonprofits.
- Financially invest in health programs that are demonstrating proven impact in our community through our grants process.
If you have a passion for our mission to improve the health and quality of life in Mecklenburg county please join us by becoming a member of Healthy Charlotte Alliance. GET INVOLVED JOIN TODAY
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Healthy Charlotte Alliance is a nonprofit working to build a healthier Charlotte-Mecklenburg.  Through the endowment, Healthy Charlotte Alliance has invested nearly $2 million dollars back into the community.

Partner Organizations



Bronze Sponsors
Table Sponsors

Ms. Leslie Aronovitz & Mr. Ted Gearhart

Novant Health Bariatric Solutions

Karen Chandler

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated

TJ Druckenbrod & Merrill Lynch

Dr. Lewis & Carolyn Gaskin


The Ivey

Dr. John & Kathy Klimas

North Carolina Medical Society Alliance

Novare Capital Management

Patriot Military Family Foundation

Kay Saville & Robyn Stump

Dr. & Mrs. Simon Ward, III

Mrs. Mitzi Yount


7 Must Have Nutritional Supplements for Kids: What Should You Feed Your Children?

Children are more susceptible to nutritional deficiencies than adults. This is due in part to their small size and fast growth, which often leads to a need for an increased intake of nutrients. It’s hard enough keeping track of what the best nutritional supplements are for adults; it may be even harder when it comes […]

Health Disparities

On May 5, Dr. Janelle White, Medical Director of Community Health, Atrium Health, presented to Healthy Charlotte Alliance on the important topic of Health Disparities in Our Community and What We Can Do About It. Dr. White defined health disparities as the preventable differences in the burden of disease, injury, violence, or in opportunities to […]

Bone Health

On April 14, Dr. Julie Woodside, hand surgeon, OrthoCarolina, presented to members on how to keep our bones healthy and strong so they can support us throughout our lives. We learned that bones are living, growing tissue, mostly made up of collagen. Bones are also made up of proteoglycans (which provide compressive strength), various types […]

Exercise Is Medicine

On March 10, members enjoyed a fascinating program on the topic of Exercise Is Medicine with David Bellar, PhD, Professor of Exercise Science and the Chair of the Department of Kinesiology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dr. Bellar shared that sedentary death syndrome is the second greatest threat to US public health, and it […]