Healthy North Carolina 2020: Resources

Below are some success stories of groups and individuals across the state working to achieve Healthy NC 2020 objectives from each of the 13 focus areas.

Healthy NC 2020 Reports and Other Materials

Healthy NC 2020 Technical Report: 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.

Related Information

CDC Resources: Winnable Battles: 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: 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: 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

Healthy People 2020: 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): 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

Healthy NC 2020 Pages

Last Modified: March 12, 2019