The Wilkes County Health Department in partnership with the Wilkes Regional Medical Center and the Health Foundation, Inc., as part of a local community health needs assessment (CHNA) process and accreditation process for the Wilkes County Health Department publishes a series of reports related to the health status and needs of our community, Wilkes County.
Every three years in partnership with Wilkes Regional Medical Center and the Health Foundation, Inc., the CHNA is conducted. The CHNA is a comprehensive report on the state of Wilkes County’s health. It covers areas all areas of health including but not limited to; history of Wilkes County, population demographics, employment, community health concerns, health priorities, and socioeconomic factors. Information regarding the county is collected through community member surveys, stakeholder surveys, state and local data. From the CHNA health priority areas are selected and community partners work together to increase awareness intervention in these areas.
The years in between the CHNA the health department along with community partners’ work to complete a report titled the State of the County Health Report (SOTCH). The SOTCH report services as a guide for community member to review where progress is being made with the health priorities selected from the CHNA.
Each year the health department publishes an Annual Report. This report outlines the services provided to the community over the past year, and work that is being done in public health to keep the residents and community of Wilkes safe.
The archived reports below are available to view and download. Most recent reports, as well as the 2013 CHNA, can be found under the About Us tab listed under Community Reports. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact the Wilkes County Health Department at 336-651-7450.
- CHNA 2005
- 2007 SOTCH
- CHNA 2009
- 2010 SOTCH
- 2010 Annual Report
- 2011 SOTCH
- 2011 Annual Report
- 2012 SOTCH
- 2012 Annual Report