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.
2015 YRBS Report
The 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (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.