NEW! 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!
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 "A Healthier America Begins Today. Join the Movement!" 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.