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Triad groups team up to create hub for regional health data

Local medical centers, health departments, foundations, United Ways and other health and human services providers have partnered to create Piedmont Health Counts, an online database focused on health and other social issues in Guilford and Alamance counties.

The data hub is part of a national initiative, known as Healthy People 2020, that includes targets for preventing disease, promoting health and aims to help communities assess their health status and build an agenda for community health improvement.

Piedmont Health Counts, at piedmonthealthcounts.org, includes dashboards tracking community health and disparities; data on demographics and “socio-needs;” and comparisons of current data to future targets.

It also tracks health priorities and local reports for Guilford and Alamance counties and provides other tools and resources.

Partners in Piedmont Health Counts include Alamance County Health Department; Alamance Regional Medical Center; Alcohol & Drug Services of Guilford; Cardinal Innovations; Cone Health; Cone Health Foundation; Foundation for a Healthy High Point; Guilford Adult Health; Healthy Alamance; High Point Regional Health; Impact Alamance; Public Health Division of the Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services; United Way of Alamance County; United Way of Greater Greensboro; United Way of Greater High Point; and the Department of Public Health Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Triad Philanthropy, Triad Business Journal, 8/24/17