2013 Community Health Needs Assessment

In March 2013, Wake County was ranked as the healthiest county in North Carolina for the fourth consecutive year. This achievement was made possible due to the work and partnership of public health, the community, government, hospital partners and Wake County citizens.

Every three-four years, Wake County conducts a comprehensive community examination thorough the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) process. Working with the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, community health needs and resources were determined using information collected from: citizen opinion surveys, focus groups, and statistical data.

The 2013 CHNA was a collaborative effort between UNC REX Healthcare, WakeMed Health and Hospitals, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Wake County Human Services, Wake Health Services, United Way of the Greater Triangle and Wake County Medical Society Community Health Foundation. A Community Health Assessment Team, comprised of a representative leader from each of the organizations listed. Additionally, guidance was provided through a Steering Committee of more than 60 non-profit, government, faith-based, education, media and business organizations guided the work of the team.

The 2013 effort was led by Wake County Commissioner Joe Bryan and Wake County Medical Society Community Health Foundation Director Susan Davis.

View the 2013 Wake County CHNA Executive Summary

View the 2013 Wake County CHNA Full Report