Health Needs Assessment

Wake County

Every three years, Wake County conducts a comprehensive community examination through a process known as the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). The process is always a collaborative effort between all the local hospitals, Wake County Human Services, Advance Community Health and other safety-net organizations. CEO Penny Washington serves on the Assessment Team and many staff members help support the project. The 2016 assessment was just released with the identified priority areas for Wake County being:

  1. Health Insurance Coverage
  2. Transportation
  3. Access to Health Services
  4. Mental Health & Substance Abuse

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Strategies are being created to address the identified needs. Stay tuned for ways to make your voice heard!

The Executive Summary and full report can be found below, which highlight the findings and priorities. 

 Franklin County

Advance Community Health also participates in the health needs assessment in Franklin County. The most recent copy of the State of the County Report can be found below, as well as, both the full report and Executive Summary.

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"There is nothing that I can think of that is any more important than an individual's health and their ability to access a health provider. "

Maria Spaulding