The Statewide Health Promotion Program of North Carolina supports community-based programs promoting policy and environmental changes that will support increased physical activity, healthy eating and tobacco cessation. Our Health District is involved with many parnter agencies to help improve the quality of health within our communities.
State of the County Health (SOTCH) Reports are an annual review of the priority health issues that were identified by Community Health Assessments and chosen through a public process such as Health Summits. You may review our SOTCH Reports by clicking here.
Community Health Assessment
Every four years local public health agencies throughout North Carolina conduct a comprehensive Community Health Assessment (CHA). The assessment process is coordinated by the local health department, with support from the Healthy Carolinians partnership, as well as many local agencies, businesses and community members. You can look over our CHA Reports by clicking here.
Community Health Impovement Plan
A Community Health Improvement Plan, or CHIP, is an action-oriented strategic plan outlining the priority health issues for a defined community, and how these issues will be addressed, including strategies and measures, to ultimately improve the health of the community. CHIPs are created through a community-wide, collaborative action planning process that engages partners and organizations to develop, support, and implement the plan. A CHIP is intended to serve as a vision for the health of the community and a framework for organizations to use in leveraging resources, engaging partners, and identifying their own priorities and strategies for community health improvement.
Our program maintains a list of links of useful links. The list will grow as time allows.