2018 Community Health Assessment
Every 3 years the county is tasked with developing a Community Health Assessment (CHA) to capture the health and well-being of Alamance County. Community partners Alamance Regional/Cone Health, Impact Alamance, United Way of Alamance County, Alamance County Health Department, Healthy Alamance, and the Elon Polling Center gathered data and insights to make the 2018 CHA possible. This year’s priorities have remained health, education and income as the group has realized significant change cannot happen in just 3 years.
The document covers a variety of topics such as demographics, income, education, health/well-being, built environment, etc. In addition to traditional data collection, different focus groups were conducted in populations that are not always a part of these crucial conversations or initiatives. For example, parents of children with disabilities or the LGBTQ+ populations. This process was new to the 2018 CHA to bring a health equity lens to the work that we do. Each of the focus group participants as well as community members were then invited to a community forum in February 2019 to dive deeper into health equity themes. The goal is to have an annual community forum to keep these conversations on the forefront.
Different initiatives and programs are also highlighted to illustrate the work being done in Alamance County, specifically in the priority areas. Initiatives such as Kindergarten Readiness that focus on preparing children to start school strong or NCCARE360 that works around healthy opportunities and connecting people to care. A lot of good work is being done here in Alamance County with the support of community members and various agencies!
View the full document here.