The Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) is a survey of county residents taken every three years. It allows the Health Department to understand what residents see as the most important health issues affecting the community. It provides the foundation for improving and promoting good health in our community.
In 2018, the CHNA was developed through a partnership between the Onslow County Health Department (OCHD), Onslow Memorial Hospital (OMH), Health Eastern North Carolina (Health ENC), and Conduent Healthy Communities Institute (HCI). Health ENC commissioned Conduent HCI to assist with the collection and analysis of health statistcs. This report describes the process and findings of the CHNA for the residents of our county.
The top 3 issues identified in the CHNA prioritization process were:
1. Exercise/ Weight/ Nutrition
2. Substance Abuse
3. Other Chronic Diseases
The prioritization of the identified significant health needs has guided community health improvement efforts in Onslow County. Onslow County has outlined how they plan to address the prioritized health needs in its Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIPs).