County Brunswick Columbus New Hanover Onslow Pender

Obesity Reduction Efforts esp. Schools

Chronic disease


Adults overweight & obese


  Diabetes Education & Support Obesity Violence Tobacco Use Increasing Access to Physical Activity
  Provide Health Screening Efforts in the Community esp. Schools   Access to care   Diabetes

Reducing the number of women who smoke while pregnant


Lack of insurance



Unintentional poisonings



Second-hand smoke in the workplace


Changing demographics



  Hypertension Drugs & alcohol Underage drinking Adult smokers Health behavior
  Diabetes education & support       Mental health
  Colorectal cancer awareness        
  Health screenings        

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Community Health Assessments & State of the County Reports

*Brunswick County Community Health Assessment - 2011 and State of the County Health Report - 2013

*Columbus County Community Health Assessment - 2012, Focus on Health - 2013, State of the County Health Report - 2013

*New Hanover County Community Health Assessment - 2011 and *State of the County Health Report - 2014

*Onslow County Community Health Assessment & Executive Summary - 2013 and State of the County Health Report - 2011

*Pender County Community Health Assessment -2014 and State of the County Health Report - 2013

*These are all external links

Summary of Community Health Assessments in the Five Counties

In reviewing the Community Health Assessments, including summary or supplemental documents, and the State of the County Health Reports, to obtain the most recent information for Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, Onslow and Pender Counties, the following priorities (concerns/issues) were noted:

Brunswick County – Chronic Disease, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, and Obesity

Columbus County – Heart Disease, Cancer, and Stroke

New Hanover County – Chronic Disease, Obesity, and Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Onslow County – Tobacco Use, PTSD, and DUI

Pender County – Obesity, Aging, and Diabetes

Each county created a priority around obesity, three counties addressed chronic health, two counties addressed access to care.

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Planning for Public Health: A Regional Assessment for Creating Healthy Communities


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