Developed by the Gaston Together Healthcare Commission (GTHC), an initiative of Gaston Together, Healthy Gaston aims to improve the overall health of Gaston County. By enagging businesses, schools, and churches, the Healthy Gaston initiative seeks to create a culture of wellness and thereby improve the vitality of organizations and ultimately impact individual health.

Since 2014 the Healthy Gaston Initiative has been implemented by more than 30 businesses, schools, and churches, inspiring more than 13,000 participants to beging creating a culture of wellness by focusing on three major health areas:

• Healthy Easting
• Increasing Physical Activity
• Reducing Tobacco Use

A Healthy Gaston Recognition Event is held annually along with periodic focus groups and workshops to provide the opportunity for organizations to network; learn about community wellness resources; and exchange ideas, successes, and challenges. Three levels of recognition encourage Healthy Gaston organizations to think outside the box and work toward making small changes to see big results!

Healthy Gaston

Organize and “create a culture of wellness”

Healthy Gaston

Develop and implement your program

Healthy Gaston

Evaluate / track progress, and celebrate success



Healthy Gaston Antioch Church

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Gaston

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Firestone Fibers & Textiles

First Presbyterian Church - Gastonia

First United Methodist Church - Mt. Holly

Holy Angels

Park Sterling Bank

Tindol Ford Subaru ROUSH

Town of Cramerton

Wilbert Plastics
Healthy Gaston Cancer Services of Gaston County

City of Bessemer City

Parkdale Incorporated
Healthy Gaston City of Gastonia

Cookson Doors

Eastside Church of the Nazarene

Firestone Fibers & Textiles

Gaston College

Gaston Family YMCA

GSM Services

Hagan Kennington Oil



Owens Corning

Pacor, Inc

PSNC Energy

The Shelter of Gaston County
Healthy Gaston A. B. Carter

Caromont Health

Gaston County Government

Gaston Family Health Services

Partners Behavioral Health Services

Primary Funding Partners