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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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Indicators of Healthy Aging: A Guide to Explore Healthy Aging Data through Community Health Improvement

Author: National Association of County and City Health Officials and Trust for America’s Health
Tool Type: Guides, National Data Source, Reports
Existing Data Source

The purpose of this resource is to better understand and advance healthy aging through community health improvement activities as well as provide a roadmap for health departments, health practitioners, nonprofits, health systems, and community organizations.

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.

Examples of NC Food System Assessments

Author: Community Food Strategies
Tool Type: Reports
Sample Resource

This website, compiled by Community Food Strategies, lists examples of food system assessments conducted in North Carolina. The website serves as a resource for individuals and organizations interested in understanding the food system in North Carolina and implementing strategies to address food-related challenges. The referenced documents provide valuable information for policymakers, researchers, and community members who seek to promote sustainable agriculture, equitable food access, and a resilient food system in NC.

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps

Author: University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, School of Medicine and Public Health
Tool Type: Reports
Existing Data Source

This data source produces annual county health ranking reports at the state and county levels. The rankings are based on a variety of health factors that influences the wellbeing of the communities, including health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and physical environment. In addition to the rankings, this data source provides guidance and additional resources for the stakeholders to improve health outcomes and promote health equity in their communities.

Update to Bladen County Substance Use Strategic Plan

Author: Addiction Consulting at Training Associates and Bladen County Opioid Task Force
Tool Type: Reports
Sample Resource

This report summarizes progress on the 2019 strategic plan. It includes statistics such as EMS overdose calls in Bladen County 2021, overdose deaths by age, race/ethnicity, and gender in Bladen County 20162020, etc. Further recommendations, along with the estimated budget for the next five years, are made based on the results that have been achieved.

Measuring Racial Equity in the Food System: Established and Suggested Metrics

Author: Sarah Rodman-Alvarez, PhD, MPH, and Kathryn Colasanti, MS
Tool Type: Reports
Sample Resource

This report provides comprehensive metrics regarding food and agriculture in the United States for measuring racial equity status in food systems, which are intentionally selected and categorized by Food Access, Food and Farm Business, Food Chain Labor, and Food Movement for the purpose of county, state, or national use.

 

E(RACE)ing Inequities

Author: Center for Racial Equity in Education
Tool Type: Reports
Sample Resource

The report reveals the historical education disadvantages among students of color in North Carolina public schools and the indicators that cause the population less likely to succeed in school and professional development. It provides vital information and context surrounding inequitable structures and patterns within the public education system for school leaders and policymakers moving forward to address racial inequity and build a more equitable school system for the educational success of all students in North Carolina public schools.

Examining the Impact of Community Health Produce Prescription Initiative

Author: Partnerships to Improve Community Health
Tool Type: Reports
Sample Resource

This research study shows that the produce prescription program positively impacts the local fruit and vegetable purchasing and consumption among low-resourced neighborhoods in Northeastern North Carolina.