What does health look like in the Twin Counties?
2017 Community Health Opinion Survey
Working with the North Carolina Institute for Public Health, situated in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, the Partnership conducted a community health opinion survey in 2017 to gather residents’ opinions on pressing health needs in the community. Over the course of six days, 44 interviewers in Edgecombe and Nash counties knocked on over 1,000 doors and interviewed 324 community members. The survey provided the Twin Counties with reliable local-level data. The demographics of the sample population closely matched the counties as a whole, meaning the data was representative. To learn more about the survey methodology and how to use the data workbook, visit the Data to Impact page.
The fact sheets provide more details on findings from the 2017 Community Health Opinion Survey specific to each of the Partnership’s focus areas.
Community Data Sources
There are many other reliable sources for county and state level data. The links below provide sources of data for Edgecombe and Nash counties and for the state.
Every 10 years, NC sets goals to help make the state healthier. This site contains the goals and data about how well they are being met.
NC Child collects over 100 measures of child health contributing to the nationwide KIDS COUNT data center. It also publishes the North Carolina Child Health Report Card and County Data Cards.
The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps collects and reports on county-level data on health factors and outcomes across the nation. Each year they publish their rankings.
This website houses the information collected by the US Census Bureau. Data can be easily filtered, searched, and compared on a wide array of indicators at the county, state, and national levels.
The Nash County Health Department releases County Health Reports, including Community Health Assessments and State of the County Health reports, which are available on this site.
The Edgecombe County Health Department releases County Health Reports, including Community Health Assessments and State of the County Health reports, which are available on this site.