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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.

Be Advised

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.

Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool

Author: Council on Environmental Quality
Tool Type: Dashboard, National Data Source, State Data Source
Existing Data Source

The Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool provides information about environmental health burdens on communities.

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.

County/State Population Projections

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

This data estimates the future populations at the state and county levels based on the historical and current rates of fertility and mortality as well as migration patterns. The estimated data are available to 2050 and stratified by age, sex, and race/ethnicity, which allows users to track the changes in age distribution, racial and ethnic diversity, etc. Available formats of the data sources are tables, maps, and downloadable documents.

County Health Data Book

Author: NC Division of Public Health - North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics
Tool Type: State Data Source
Existing Data Source

This source collects comprehensive health data for North Carolina. Among the health indicators available in this data source are mortality and morbidity rates, live birth rates, abortion rates, pregnancy rates, life expectancy at birth, and cancer incidence rates. The data are updated annually and presented at the county level so users can compare health outcomes between counties.

North Carolina Health Professions and Workforce Data System

Author: Sheps Health Workforce NC, The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
Tool Type: State Data Source
Existing Data Source

This data source collects and disseminates descriptive data on selected licensed health professionals, such as dentists, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and physicians among counties in North Carolina.

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.

The NC Investment Map

Author: Multiple NC Organizations
Tool Type: Dashboard, State Data Source
Existing Data Source

This tool provides resources for individuals and organizations interested in supporting affordable housing and sustainable local food systems in North Carolina. The data are based on statewide statistics, and when applicable, they can be accessed at the county level. The website also features dashboards and maps.