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About These Tools

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust is presenting these data tools for your information and use, but did not create them. These tools may be subject to copyright, and should be used within the terms of use outlined in any copyright restrictions.

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We hope you find these tools useful. We advise you to keep in mind that the content in these tools may cover sensitive issues that could be triggering for certain individuals.

Category: Mental Health

Columbus County Community Opioid, Alcohol and Other Drug Survey

Author: Addiction Consulting and Training Associates, LLC
Tool Type: Focus Group / Interview Questions
Data Collection Tool

The Columbus County Community Opioid, Alcohol and Other Drug Survey collects demographics of survey participants and provides insight into community members’ perceptions of strengths, available resources, and challenges faced in the community in regards to substance use and mental health.

Census Reporter

Author: Census Reporter
Tool Type: National Data Source, Questionnaire / Survey, State Data Source
Existing Data Source

Census Reporter provides journalists with easy access to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Population and dollar figures are broken down by category: Demographics, Economics, Families, Housing and Social.

PLACES: Local Data for Better Health

Author: CDC, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the CDC Foundation
Tool Type: National Data Source, Reports
Existing Data Source

PLACES provides model-based, community-level analysis of 36 chronic-disease realated measures for all counties, states, and census tracts nationwide.

Log Into North Carolina

Author: North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management
Tool Type: Dashboard
Existing Data Source

This dashboard is a user-friendly interactive data retrieval service containing historical information on topics including population, labor force, education, transportation, revenue, agriculture, vital statistics and health, environment and recreation, energy and utilities, and other topics. Each topic category provides comprehensive variables. For example, the vital statistics and health category has detailed data on births, deaths, pregnancies, marriages, divorces, nursing facility beds, beds in general hospitals, persons served in program facilities (NC alcohol and drug treatment centers, mental health development centers), and more. Most data are available at both the county and state levels, and registered users have access to full datasets.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Interactive Tools

Author: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Tool Type: Dashboard
Existing Data Source

This dashboard provides dataset topics on the CMS program and payment, provider and beneficiary characteristics. For example, it has look-up tools on Medicare inpatient hospitals by provider and services, interactive map tools of Medicare disparities by population or hospital, and dashboards that show the prevalence of 21 chronic conditions by state and comparisons of geographic areas among the Medicare population. The Mapping Medicare Disparities tool is available in English and Spanish.

NC Division of Health Service Regulation- Licensed Facilities

Author: North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation
Tool Type: State Data Source
Existing Data Source

The source provides the listings of the licensed facilities by the type of service they provide their clients in NC, such as adult care homes, mental health facilities, nursing homes, etc.

Resilience Scale

Author: Dr. Gail Wagnild
Tool Type: Assessment
Data Collection Tool

This a valid and reliable self-assessment tool for individuals to measure their resilience, which is composed of 14 questions scaled from 1 (strongly disagree) to 7 (strongly agree). It generally takes three–four minutes to complete and has over 30 languages available besides English and Spanish.

Professional Quality of Life Scale

Author: The Center for Victims of Torture
Tool Type: Assessment
Data Collection Tool

This scale is a self-assessment for individuals working with trauma and disaster survivors to evaluate their compassion satisfaction, burnout, and secondary traumatic stress in the last 30 days. ProQOL 5 is the most recent version and is available in 18 languages.