LEAP is a collaboration between UNCG, Cone Health, and Guilford Health Department, with support from Guilford County Schools, Greensboro Parks and Rec, and Ready for School Ready for Life. The purpose of the effort is to identify common goals and measures that existing program providers and residents can use to inform their health and wellness efforts. LEAP is bringing together multiple stakeholders across the county to collectively determine these goals and measures through various meetings. Learn more…


To improve health by working toward a greater understanding of eating and physical activity practices in Guilford County.


Through coordination and communication of information and research, be a leading and trusted resource for Guilford County communities to improve lifetime eating and physical activity.


  1. Create space for and encourage community and academic partnerships to better understand the Guilford County data landscape, including challenges and priorities related to healthy eating and physical activity.
  2. Coordinate current data on eating and physical activity
  3. Advocate for eating and physical activity data that are informed by Guilford County community voices and priorities

LEAP Food and Physical Activity and Access Survey

LEAP is working to understand how COVID 19 has impacted the healthy eating and physical activity behaviors of Guilford County residents. We invite Guilford County residents to participate in a survey that will provide much-needed information as we support community efforts to respond to this current crisis and beyond.

Take the survey now!

LEAP Community Board – Apply Now

Do you care about the health and well-being of your family, friends, and neighborhood? Do you have a good sense of the important health topics in your community? If so, you may be a good fit for the LEAP Community Board. A Community Board brings together community members from different backgrounds to discuss, make recommendations, connect university with community partners, and act as an advocate for community interests. This specific Community Board is focused on individual and structural topics related to healthy eating and physical activity in Greensboro. Members of the Community Board meet four times a year, receive a day-long training and professional development, and are compensated for their knowledge and expertise ($50 p/meeting). We can also assist with transportation and childcare if needed. LEAP is a collaboration between UNCG, Cone, Guilford Health Department, Guilford School System, Greensboro Parks and Rec, and NC A&T. We also work with numerous non-profits and community/neighborhood organizations.

If interested, please complete this application.

We are excited to announce the availability of the LEAP Executive Summary and the full LEAP Progress Report: Draft for Public Comments.

The Executive Summary is a brief document that provides the highlights of our efforts to collaboratively identify priority focus areas and recommendations related to common indicators and measures for health eating and activity in Greensboro and Guilford County.

The Full Report goes into greater detail about the research and findings, covering these sections:

  • Introduction to LEAP
  • Navigating the Data Landscape for Eating and Physical Activity Practices
  • LEAP’s Process for Engaging Communities
  • Indicator Focus Areas
  • Recommendations and Next Steps

Please provide public comment here for both documents.

Executive Summary
Executive Summary
Full Report
Full Report

Contact: LEAP@uncg.edu

Multiple nonprofits, city and county departments, and health organizations contribute to the LEAP initiatives, which is led by a core research team including Kathy Colville, Kathleen Edwards, Lauren Haldeman, Michael Hemphill, Jake Hochrein, Emily Janke, Marianne LeGreco, Michelle Gill-Moffat, and Mark Smith.

Read about the LEAP Summit that occurred May 2018 and ongoing work through this news feature!