Reports and Plans

Community Health Assessment

The Community Health Assessment (CHA) describes the health of the community by identifying and presenting information on the community’s health status, needs, and resources. Its goal is to describe the health needs of the community and to develop strategies to address those needs. The CHA also identifies areas where better information is needed, especially information on health disparities among various subpopulations, and the quality of health care. The CHA is conducted every three-four years to meet requirements for the Consolidated Agreement between the NC Division of Public Health and State Accreditation of Local Health Departments. As a part of the Affordable Care Act, Non-profit Hospitals are now required to conduct a Community Health (Needs) Assessment at least every three years. 

State of the County's Health Report (SOTCH)

The State of the County Health (SOTCH) Report is an annual report that provides information identified in the Community Health Assessment (CHA) and reviews recent health data for Carteret County. During the years when the CHA is not underway, Public Health produces the SOTCH report. This report will highlight the progress of local programs and initiatives in addressing the top health issues as identified by Carteret County.

Health Department Annual Report

The Annual Report highlights programs and accomplishments throughout the Health Department.

Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan allows Health Department leadership and management to focus on long-range goals and objectives and link goals to future budgetary requests. Additionally, strategic planning presents an opportunity to examine any internal and external strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats influencing public health.