LiveWell Catawba in partnership with Catawba County Public Health, Catawba Valley Health System, Frye Regional Medical Center, and community members and leaders conduct a Community Health Assessment every three years. The Community Health Assessment is collaborative and community-led process that identifies needs, priorities, strengths, and opportunities related to health and what impacts health in Catawba County. The assessment includes input from community stakeholders, as well as the most recent data available to inform Catawba County’s health priorities for the next three years.
LiveWell Catawba uses the Community Health Assessment as a guide in addressing health priorities in Catawba County. The most recent Community Health Assessment was completed in 2015. The health priorities identified for 2015-2019 were healthy eating, active living and preventing chronic disease. A copy of the 2015 Community Health Assessment can be found at https://tinyurl.com/2015CCCHA. The 2019 Community Health Assessment is currently being completed and will continue throughout 2019.
The State of the County Health Report (SOTCH) is a summary of the current health status in Catawba County. The State of the County Health Report is a supplement to the CHA and provides a brief and comprehensive overview on changes in trends related to the health priorities, updates on community initiatives, and details behind emerging trends that may impact the health of Catawba County. A copy of the most recent State of the County Health Report can be found at https://tinyurl.com/2018SOTCH.