NEW! The State Center for Health Statistics in North Carolina has released the following new publications and data on its website in the last three months:
BRFSS Annual Survey Results – 2013
Detailed Mortality Statistics, North Carolina Residents, 2013
Infant Mortality Statistics 2013
Life Expectancy – State & County Estimates
NEW! North Carolina Health Data Query System:
Population Estimates using NCHS Bridged Population Data, 2011 - 2013
North Carolina Reported Pregnancies for 2013
Tracking Preconception Health in North Carolina
Trends in Maternal Mortality Statistics
SCHS Study 169 – Disability and Exposure to High Levels of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in North Carolina: The Effect on Health and Risk Behavior
Statistical Brief 41 – Preterm Birth Rate Trends in North Carolina, 1988-2012
County profiles outlining the obesity burden in each of North Carolina 's 100 counties and the steps those counties are taking to combat the problem. These resources were developed to help educate legislators and other decision makers about the obesity problem among their constituents. Each colorful, one-page profile highlights the percent of the county's population that is overweight or obese and the amount of Medicaid dollars spent within each county as a result. Additionally, the profiles describe county-specific consumer patterns and compare health behavior indicators across the state, including fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity levels. Download your county's profile now!
Community Transformation Grant Project (CTG-P) Region 8 Website:
The Long-Term Returns of Obesity Prevention Programs
Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer 1975-2010: http://www.naaccr.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=zvGxbbQPIZs=
Press Release (English): http://www.naaccr.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=u71wP9L7RRo=
Press Release (Spanish): http://www.naaccr.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=E9fJVJnHlyI=
Q&A (English): http://www.naaccr.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=r0QYeQQpUVY=
Q&A (Spanish): http://www.naaccr.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=9jUTQ7T4KxI=
County buildings smoke free Feb. 1
Childhood Obesity Rates Falling in Some States
State Center of Health Statistics
Comprehensive collection of data, health statistics, research findings, and reports.
NC Department of Commerce
Statistics and data on the state’s economy for use by industrial clients, policy makers and the general public. Includes state comparisons, regional information, county and Industry profiles, annual review and trend reports.
NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Summary of annual county statistics for selected crops, livestock, poultry, dairy, and cash receipts.
NC Department of Public Instruction Statistical Profile
A collection of statistical information about North Carolina's elementary and secondary schools. This site includes information on public school pupils, personnel, finances, state of the state reports, and etc.
North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center, Inc.
The Rural Center maintains a database of major economic and social indicators for each of North Carolina's 100 counties. Click on this link to view Sampson County's profile.
Adolescent Health Resources for Local Health Departments
NACCHO is the national organization representing local health departments. NACCHO works to support efforts that protect and improve the health of all people and all communities by promoting national policy, developing resources and programs, seeking health equity and supporting effective local public health practice and systems.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services. CDC′s Mission is to collaborate to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.
American Diabetes Association
American Diabetes Association's (ADA) mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information click on the title.
Where we live, learn, work and play matters to our health.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute have released the third annual County Health Rankings. Nearly every county in the country is ranked on health outcomes (how healthy we are) and on health factors (how healthy we can be). This information helps counties see where they are doing well and where improvement is needed to ensure that every community is a healthy place to live, learn, work and play. Learn more at www.countyhealthrankings.org
April is Public Health Month. The goal of Public Health Month is to increase North Carolinians’ awareness of the need for public health and its effect on quality of life. This year's theme is "Public Health: Start Here." Often, people think of public health only in terms of restaurant sanitation inspections, safe drinking water, or vaccines for school children. However, local public health departments work to improve the health of the whole community by controlling and eliminating infectious diseases, promoting healthy lifestyles practices, and preparing for natural and man-made emergencies. For more information on public health, click on the title.
Please see the recently released RFP from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Link to RWJ RFP) as a follow-up to the recent release of the updated County MATCH rankings (NC County Health Rankings Link). The RFP is intended to solicit responses from communities that wish to work in a multi- systemic effort to improve their rankings using interventions that engage communities well beyond healthcare providers. While we are not directly involved in the process, we are happy to assist as we can in any submissions that you may be developing in response to this RFP.
New report ranks states on health of seniors
United Health Foundation has released its first America’s Health Rankings Senior Report—a comprehensive assessment of senior health based on 34 different measures from obesity and smoking to hip fractures and mental health difficulties. The report ranks Minnesota as the healthiest state for older adults, followed by Vermont and New Hampshire. The unhealthiest state for seniors is Mississippi, followed by Oklahoma and Louisiana. The complete rankings are here and the 34 evaluation measures are here. An excellent report in USA Today is here.