Community Health Data
Community Health Assessment
The Community Health Assessment (CHA) is conducted every three years in partnership with various agencies and organizations throughout the community. The CHA provides useful information from local community members about their health concerns, access to care, and individual health status. The information collected is used to select health priorities and to drive the work of local health departments and the Healthy Carolinian partnership.
*Please note that the appendices to the Community Health Assessment are available upon request.
Community Action Plans
After the completion of the CHA, community priority areas are set and action plans are developed to work towards improvement in population health.
- Healthy Eating & Physical Activity Action Plan
- Injury & Substance Abuse Prevention Action Plan
- Chronic Disease Action Plan
Electronic Community Health Improvement Plan
A community health improvement plan is a long-term, systematic effort to address public health problems in a community. The plan is based on the results of community health assessment activities, and is part of a community health improvement process.
State of the County Health Report
Annually, the Health Department updates major health statistics and provides updates on health needs identified as health priorities from the CHA. This information is compiled into a State of the County Health Report (SOTCH).
Other Health Data Resources
- 2015 Jackson County CHA Summary of Secondary & Primary Data
- 2015 Community Health Assessment Brochure
- Kids Count
- County Health Rankings
- North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
- North Carolina Health Info
- North Carolina Department of Commerce County Profiles
- WNC Healthy Impact Regional Data Reports