About Healthy Carolinians of Orange County
Healthy Carolinians of Orange County (HCOC) is a network of agencies and citizens partnering to promote health and wellness in Orange County. Members of HCOC are representatives from schools, human service agencies, churches, civic groups, businesses, local government, UNC Chapel Hill, health care organizations including UNC Healthcare, and concerned citizens.
Our mission is to advocate, guide and assist Orange County in planning and implementing health care strategies to promote healthy lifestyles, improve health status and prevent premature death and injury for all residents in the county regardless of age, race, income or educational level. The overall goal of the program is to reduce health disparities.
What We Do
- Build and promote collaborative partnerships
- Identify critical health needs in the community
- Guide local planning efforts to improve health
- Support innovative health programs
- Advocate for health-promoting policies
Priority Health Issues: 2015-2019
- Social Determinants of Health (Focus: Access and Transportation)
- Physical Activity and Nutrition (Focus: Chronic Disease)
- Mental Health and Substance Abuse
- Download our Program Brochure (PDF) for more Information
2019 Community Health Assessment
It is time for Orange County to conduct its 2019 Community Health Assessment (CHA). The CHA is a process in which Healthy Carolinians of Orange County and the Orange County Health Department conducts a systematic collection, assembly, analysis, and dissemination of information about the health of the county and produces a comprehensive document to work towards improving the lives of our residents. One major way to collect data from our community is to physically go to them and ask them.
We have created some dates for individuals to volunteer to go door-to-door throughout Orange County and gather community input. Individuals are asked to volunteer for four-hour shifts that will include one hour for just-in-time training and three hours for door-to-door surveying. Individuals are allowed to volunteer for multiple shifts, if their time permits. All volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.
Click here to access the volunteer sign-up form. (or copy and paste in your browser https://forms.gle/H1afgfzpT9H988q96).
Data Reflections from the 2015 Community Health Assessment
The Data Reflection slides (PDF) were shared at the listening sessions held in October 2015 to assist in the community discussions to prioritize health issues for the next four years.
Ashley Rawlinson, Healthy Carolinians Coordinator