Community Health Assessment (CHA) is the foundation for improving and promoting the health of county residents. Community health assessment is a key step in the continuous community health improvement process. The role of CHA is to identify factors that affect the health of a population and determine the availability of resources within the county to adequately address these factors.
2012 Buncombe County Community Health Assessment Reports
North Carolina’s Department of Health & Human Services requires that Buncombe County conduct a Community Health Assessment at least every four years. The most recent CHA was completed in December, 2012.
Previous Community Health Assessment Reports
State of the County Health Report
State of the County Health (SOTCH) reports are created annually as an update to the Community Health Assessment findings in years that do not include a Community Health Assessment.
Additional Data Sources
WNC Healthy Impact
WNC Healthy Impact is a partnership between hospitals and health departments in North Carolina to improve community health. As part of a larger and continuous community health improvement process, these partners are collaborating to conduct community health (needs) assessments across western North Carolina. See www.WNCHealthyImpact.com for more details about the purpose and participants of this region-wide effort.