Local Health Departments in North Carolina are required to complete a Community Health Assessment every 3-4 years. A Community Health Assessment is a process involving many agencies to determine where public health needs exist. The assessment determines the health status of the community, identifies resources needed to address health and social problems, and provides a plan to improve the health status of the community.
The Community Health Assessment examines data from many sources and involves stakeholders in the community to identify and offer solutions concerning issues that affect health.
Community Health Assessments are mandated by the state, and is a joint project supported by the State Center for Health Statistics and the Office of the Healthy Carolinians/Health Education. Unless otherwise stated, most of the information in this report is provided through the State Center for Health Statistics and can be accessed at their website.
Questions or Comments
If you have any questions or comments concerning the Community Health Assessment, feel free to contact the Health Director's Office at 919-731-1302 or the Health Education Division at 919-731-1290.