Community Health Assessment
Notice Regarding Data
Data must be compared to peer counties unless the agency is involved in a regional approach; if they are, then the region may be used for all such comparisons.
Trust for America’s Health, County Health Rankings, Community Commons and the N.C. Health Information Portal are all appropriate for the purposes they were created, but as aggregators of secondary data, may not have the most recent data as required for the CHA. To confirm that you are using the most current data, access the list of valid and reliable sources at: Community Health Assessment Secondary Data and Recommended Sources.
Founded on the principles of collaboration, community mobilization, and empowerment, community health assessment is used to identify priority health issues and to plan interventions to build healthier communities with the ultimate goal of making North Carolina one of the healthiest states in the nation.
On these pages, which were developed as a guide for local communities wanting to address health issues in their county, you can:
Learn more and begin making a difference in your community!