SECTION .0200 - Monitor Health Status
10A NCAC 48B .0201 BENCHMARK 1
(a) Benchmark: A local health department shall conduct and disseminate results of regular community health assessments:
(1) The local health department shall conduct a comprehensive community health assessment every 48 months. The community health assessment must fulfill each of the following requirements:
(A) Provide evidence of community collaboration in planning and conducting the assessment
(B) Reflect the demographic profile of the population
(C) Describe socioeconomic, educational and environmental factors that affect health
(D) Assemble and analyze secondary data (collected by someone other than the health department) to describe the health status of the community
(E) Collect and analyze primary data (collected by the health department) to describe the health status of the community
(F) Compile and analyze trend data to describe changes in community health status and in factors affecting health
(G) Use scientific methods for collecting and analyzing data
(H) Identify population groups at risk for health problems
(I) Identify existing and needed health resources
(J) Compare selected local data with data from other jurisdictions (e.g., local to state, local to local)
(K) Identify leading community health problems
(2) The local health department shall update the community health assessment with an interim "State of the County's Health" report (or equivalent) annually. The report shall demonstrate that the local health department is tracking priority issues identified in the community health assessment, identifying emerging issues, and shall identify any new initiatives.
(3) The local health department shall disseminate results of the most recent community health assessment and "State of the County's Health" report to individuals and groups that participated in the community health assessment process, community partners and the general population.
History Note: Authority G.S. 130A-34.1;
Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 2006;
Eff. October 1, 2006;
Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 5, 2016.