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[Wilkesboro, NC] – Wilkes Health, in collaboration with various agencies and community partners, has released the Wilkes County Community Health Needs Assessment Report for Wilkes County. This report identifies public health priorities and provides a foundation for work that will take place in the following years.
The Community Health Needs Assessment Report is published every three years in partnership with Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist | Wilkes Medical Center, The Health Foundation, and Wilkes Health. Many local agencies, including Wilkes Partnership for Children, Wilkes County Schools, Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office, Town of North Wilkesboro, Town of Wilkesboro, Wilkes County Government, and many various nonprofits and organizations contribute to the report. The Community Health Needs Assessment Report follows an assessment process involving the community to identify and analyze community health needs and assets, prioritize those needs and then implement a plan to address significant unmet needs.
“The Community Health Needs Assessment Report provides results from a community input opinion survey and review of community data which includes income, poverty, employment, community safety, housing, behavioral health, and more. The information is used to guide the work of local health departments and community partnerships to address community concerns and monitor progress toward projected goals.” Said Rachel Willard, Wilkes County Health Director.
The health priorities below highlight key areas that community coalitions within Wilkes County will focus on and work to improve the next few years.
The completion of this comprehensive report completes the first phase in the Community Health Needs Assessment process. The next phase include developing of Community Health Improvement Plans that will guide work to the health priorities in Wilkes County.
What Can We Do Together to Improve Our Community’s Health?
Together, we will work toward a healthier Wilkes County.
To view the Community Health Needs Assessment Report for Wilkes County, visit Wilkes Health’s website.
For additional information about Wilkes Health or other community resources and health-related data, please call us at 336-651-7450. For more information, visit our website at www.WilkesHealth.com and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
To access the report and video presentations please click the links below:2021 Wilkes County Community Health Needs Assessment ReportPresentation #1- OverviewPresentation #2- Health StatusPresentation #3- Healthcare ResourcesPresentation #4- Economic StabilityPresentation #5- Education Access and QualityPresentation #6- Social, Environmental, and Community Context