This page provides the most recent reports on the health of Durham County residents; earlier editions can be found in the Durham Health Data Archives. The Partnership for a Healthy Durham is responsible for publishing the annual State of the County Health report and the Community Health Assessment, which occurs every three years. Please note that newer data may have become available since the release of our reports. To find the most current data on a specific topic, please visit the Health Data Resources page, which compiles the best sources for finding health data in North Carolina.
Community Listening Sessions
The Partnership will hold two community listening sessions on February 24 and March 6. The purpose of these sessions is to get feedback from the community on how they would like to see the top priorities addressed. Sessions will include a short presentation on Durham health data and then working in small groups to develop ideas. Community feedback will help develop action plans to address the health priorities from 2018-2021.
2017 Durham County Mapping Health Collaboration Study by NC State
In the summer/fall of 2012, a research team from North Carolina State University set out to create the first comprehensive map of collaborative partnerships in Durham County and understand their connections to each other via shared members. Five years later in the spring/summer of 2017, the team revisited Durham County to see how the community of collaborative partnerships had changed. This Durham County Mapping Health Collaboration Study report details the findings of the study.
Infographics of the results of the 2016 Durham County Community Health Opinion survey are available in English and Spanish.
- 2016 Community Health Assessment Survey Results Full County Sample English Infographic
- 2016 Community Health Assessment Survey Results Full County Sample Spanish Infographic
- 2016 Community Health Assessment Survey Results Hispanic and Latino Neighborhood Sample English Infographic
- 2016 Community Health Assessment Survey Results Hispanic and Latino Neighborhood Sample Spanish Infographic
2016 State of the County Health (SOTCH) Report
The 2016 SOTCH Report updates statistics from the 2014 Community Health Assessment and progress on the County’s six health priorities.
2016 Community Health Opinion Survey Report
The Durham County 2016 Community Health Assessment Survey results shares detailed survey results and an overview of survey sampling and methods. A Com
munity Health Opinion Survey is conducted as part of the Community Health Assessment every three years.
FHI 360 Partnership Evaluation Reports
The purpose of the evaluation was to analyze lessons learned from the Partnership for a Healthy Durham about achieving a sustainable coalition and effectively working across sectors. A secondary goal was to provide an overview of the makeup and functioning of the current Partnership. The study was conducted by FHI 360 in collaboration with the Partnership for a Healthy Durham with funding from the Family Health International Foundation.
- Partnership for a Healthy Durham Final Evaluation Report (Including 8 recommendations for improvement)
- Expanded Study Methods Report
- Partnership Frameworks Report
- Partnership History Report
- 2015-2016 RWJF Culture of Health Prize Mini-Grants Outcome Report
2015 YRBS Report
The 2015 YRBS Report details the results of the survey administered to Durham Public School middle and high school students in 2015. The goal of this survey is to assess health risk behaviors that can contribute to injury and leading causes of death among the adolescent population.
2015 State of the County Health Report
The 2015 State of the County Health report updates statistics from the 2014 Community Health Assessment and progress on health priorities.
2014 Durham County Community Health Assessment Executive Summary
2014 Durham County Community Health Assessment
The goal of the 2014 Community Health Assessment was to provide a comprehensive report of reliable information about the health of the Durham community. There are 13 chapters with 50 sections on various community health topics. You must use have Adobe Reader to properly view the health assessment document. Download Adobe Reader.
The report contains the executive summary, community surveys and community survey and listening session results.
We encourage anyone to use information for the community health assessment. If you do, please use this citation: Partnership for a Healthy Durham. 2014 Durham County Community Health Assessment. Durham, NC: Durham County Department of Public Health; 2015. http://healthydurham.org/docs/file/about/CHA%20Final%20Document.pdf. Accessed [month, day] [year]
Each Durham County Community Health Assessment results in the selection of health priorities. We invite community participation as we develop community health improvement plans to addresses these priorities. 2015-2018 Community Health Improvement plans based on the results of the 2014 Community Health Assessment can be found on each committee page:
* Obesity and chronic illness
* Access to medical and dental care
* Mental health and substance abuse
* HIV and sexually transmitted infections
* Poverty and Education are not separate committees but will be incorporated into the action plans of the four committees.