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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 members of the public.


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.


Please find all prior publications, for example, State of the County Health Reports and Community Health Assessments on the Publications webpage located at: The Community Health Assessment (CHA) is an OCHD produced document using input from the community to identify community health priorities and is released every 4 years. The State of the County Health (SOTCH) Report is produced in the years in between CHA publications and provides updates on the priorities, emerging issues, and other topics of interest.

Do you want to get involved?

Please contact Ashley Rawlinson, Healthy Carolinians of Orange County Coordinator, at or 919-245-2440. To become involved in the 2023 CHA process, please consider signing up here:


Ashley Rawlinson, Healthy Carolinians of Orange County Coordinator