CHNA Survey

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2022 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) Survey

Take this 15–20-minute survey by Dec. 31 to play a vital role in our community’s future.

Live Well Wake will work with the community to address the top priorities identified from this survey over the next three years to make Wake County a healthier place to live, work and play.

Community Health Needs Assessments are conducted every three to four years in a process that collects information to identify the strengths, resources and needs of the County as a community.

The information is then analyzed and compiled into a report that provides information about the health of the community as it is today as well as the community's ability to improve the lives of the people who live here. The report is used by community members who come together to develop a plan of action to address the priorities identified through the assessment.

The survey is confidential, and the answers submitted by participants will remain anonymous.

The 2019 assessment identified five focus areas as county-wide priorities. These include:

  • Transportation Options and Transit
    The transportation options and transit priority explore how people get around to access work, school and play as well as public transit and other transportation choices.
  • Employment
    The Employment priority includes information related to how many people have jobs, what types of jobs they have, and whether people feel they can get a good job in Wake County.
  • Access to Care
    The Access to Care priority includes information pertaining to how and why people use or do not use healthcare, how many people have health insurance, how much healthcare there is in the community, and how much information there is about healthcare.
  • Mental Health / Substance Use Disorders
    The Mental Health priority includes data related to mental health disease (like depression, Alzheimer’s, and Schizophrenia), poor mental health days, and hurting oneself; the Substance Use Disorders priority includes data related to alcohol, opioid, and illegal drug use as well as data related to overdoses.
  • Housing and Homelessness
    The Housing and Homelessness priority contains information related to the cost of housing, housing choices, and number of persons experiencing homelessness.

The 2022-2025 survey is being conducted by the University of North Carolina – North Carolina Institute of Public Health (UNC-NCIPH).

In addition to the online survey, UNC-NCIPH will be conducting focus groups that represent key populations and demographics to take a deeper dive into areas of interest.