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Healthy North Carolina 2020: Resources

Healthy NC 2020 Reports and Other Materials

Healthy NC 2020 Technical Report external link
A companion publication with additional background information for each of the 13 focus areas and more information about why each of the 40 objectives was selected and how targets were set. 
Healthy NC 2020 Gaps Analysis
In fall 2012, the Healthy North Carolina Implementation team constructed an analysis of available technical assistance programs currently offered by the NC Division of Public Health (and, in some cases, other divisions) specifically related to the Healthy North Carolina 2020 objectives, and delivered a gaps analysis with recommendations. For each of the 40 Healthy North Carolina 2020 objectives, the following information was reported by all DPH branches and sections:
  • Whether or not technical assistance is provided by the DPH, including contact information if applicable;
  • Whether or not funding is provided by the DPH (or if DPH serves as the gateway to access funds) including contact information if applicable; and
  • Identification of partner agency (i.e. non-DPH) technical assistance and/or funding resources along with contact information.
The Gaps Analysis with Recommendations (PDF, 63 KB) document describes the process and recommendations. The gaps analysis matrix (PDF, 154 KB) identifies the breadth of the technical assistance/funding available from the DPH, but it does not reflect the depth or capacity of the identified programs to provide services and/or funding to additional communities.

Related Information

CDC Resources: Winnable Battles external link
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have provided a set of high-quality resources, including general information about the winnable battles initiative, as well as topic-specific information about each area (food safety, healthcare-associated infections, HIV, motor vehicle injuries, nutrition/physical activity/obesity, teen pregnancy and tobacco). The materials include a letter from CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden on each winnable battle, PowerPoint slides that you can download, fact sheets, and other resources such as policy briefs, best practices, and Vital Signs.
County Health Rankings & Roadmaps external link
The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program helps communities create solutions that make it easier for people to be healthy in their own communities, focusing on specific factors that we know affect health, such as education and income.
Data Source Inventory: Injury and Violence Prevention external link
Report of the North Carolina Injury and Violence Prevention State Advisory Council's Injury Data Goal Team on available resources for state injury and violence data.
Guide to Community Preventive Services external link
HealthStats for North Carolina
Statistical numerical data as well as contextual information on the health status of North Carolinians and the state of North Carolina's health care system.
Healthy People 2020 external link
Science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. Each topic area includes a topic area overview, objectives and data, and evidence-based resources.
Improving North Carolina's Health: Applying Evidence for Success; NCIOM Evidence Based Task Force Recommendations (October 2012) external link
The Division of Public Health and local health departments can help improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians by increasing efforts to provide evidence-based programs, policies, and clinical interventions. The NCIOM Task Force on Implementing Evidence-Based Strategies in Public Health was charged with developing recommendations to assist public health professionals in the identification and implementation of evidence-based strategies within their communities to improve population health.
NCIOM Prevention Action Plan for North Carolina external link
Report of the Governor's Task Force on Prevention, from which the Healthy NC 2020 focus areas and objectives were developed.
NCIOM Prevention Action Steps external link
The Prevention Action Steps provide a list of actions or "steps" individuals and different groups can take to make improvements in health. Each document contains recommendations, modified for particular audiences, excerpted from the NCIOM's Prevention for the Health of North Carolina: Prevention Action Plan.
N.C. State University Institute for Emerging Issues: County Health Tool external link
Use this interactive tool to explore N.C. data on obesity, affordable housing, creative economy, graduation rates, and smoking. See how improving any of these areas will positively affect everything from hospital stays to personal income to a county's overall health ranking.
What Works for Health external link
What Works for Health provides communities with information to help select and implement evidence-informed policies, programs, and system changes that will improve the variety of factors we know affect health.

Public Health Resources (Contacts by Organization)

For questions or assistance related to an issue with a specific program, please use the following contact lists.