MountainWise is partnering with clinical providers to link practices with existing evidence-based community resources for chronic disease prevention and tobacco cessation. Having systems and programs in place to address hypertension, cholesterol, tobacco use and weight management will help link the community with the medical field to ensure everyone has the opportunity to live up to their fullest potential. Through this initiative,  MountainWise hopes to increase the number of healthcare organizations that support tobacco use screening as a vital sign and refer patients to cessation services and the NC Quitline. It will also increase the number of community supports for individuals identified with high blood pressure, cholesterol or tobacco use. These support services will continue to make the MountainWise region a better place to live, work and play