Community Data and Statistics

State of the County Health Report

During the three interim years between Community Health Assessments, the local health departments are required to do a State-of-the-County’s Health (SOTCH) Report that will:

  1. Track priority issues identified in the Community Health Assessment
  2. Identify emerging issues
  3. Highlight new initiatives

The State-of-the-County’s Health Report includes the following:

  • A review of major morbidity and mortality data for the county
  • A review of the health concerns selected as priorities
  • Progress made in the last year on these priorities
  • A review of any changes in the data that guided the selection of these priorities
  • Other changes in your county that affect health concerns (such as economic and/or political changes, new funds or grants available to address health problems)
  • New and emerging issues that affect health status
  • Ways community members can get involved with ongoing efforts


Community Health Assessment

What is a Community Health Assessment?

Community health assessment is the foundation for improving and promoting the health of community members. The role of community assessment is to identify factors that affect the health of a population and determine the availability of resources within the community to adequately address these factors. It is a "systematic collection, assembly, analysis, and dissemination of information about the health of the community".

Resources for Health Information

Want to conduct your own research into health status and issues in Yadkin County and North Carolina? View some websites you can use to gather data: