The Catalyst works to address key risk factors for chronic disease by increasing supports for active living and healthy eating in Beaufort, Burke, Edgecombe, Halifax, McDowell, Nash, and Rockingham counties. The Goal of the Catalyst is to spark transformational change, creating places where healthier choices are available and easier to make. To this end the Catalyst fosters collaboration and strengthens community engagement in evidence-based and promising strategies to increase healthy eating and active living. The Catalyst will improve health through county-wide and targeted local initiatives that advance health equity. The Catalyst is administered by the North Carolina Division of Public Health with funding from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust through the North Carolina Public Health Foundation.