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The 2016 Albemarle Region Community Health Assessment

Albemarle Regional Health Services along with Sentara Albemarle Medical Center, Vidant Bertie Hospital, Vidant Chowan Hospital, Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, and The Outer Banks Hospital have completed the 2016 Community Health Assessment (CHA) process for Bertie, Chowan, Gates, Perquimans, Pasquotank, Camden, and Currituck counties.

The CHA is the foundation for improving and promoting the health of county residents. The role of the CHA is to identify factors that affect the health of a population and determine the availability or resources within the county to adequately address these factors. 

Through collaborative efforts forged among Healthy Carolinians partnerships, community leaders, businesses, medical providers, academic centers, and others interested in community health, residents can begin to answer key questions such as:

  • What are the strengths in our county?
  • What health concerns do county residents have?
  • What are the emerging health issues in the community?
  • What other resources are needed in the county to address these concerns?

Why we conduct a Community Health Assessment

This section outlines how data was collected in order to complete the actual assessments for each county.

2016 Albemarle Region Community Health Assessment


During the three interim years between Community Health Assessments, the local health departments are required to do a State-of-the-County's Health (SOTCH) Report that will:

  1. track priority issues identified in the Community Health Assessment;
  2. identify emerging issues;
  3. highlight new initiatives.

The State-of-the-County's Health Report includes the following:

  • A review of major morbidity and mortality data for the county;
  • A review of the health concerns selected as priorities;
  • Progress made in the last year on these priorities;
  • A review of any changes in the data that guided the selection of these priorities;
  • Other changes in your county that affect health concerns (such as economic and/or political changes, new funds or grants available to address health problems);
  • New and emerging issues that affect health status; and
  • Ways community members can get involved with ongoing efforts.

Contact The Community Health Assessment Team

If you have any questions or comments about the Community Health Assessment, please contact us.

Please complete all of the following fields before sending. If you don't receive a reply in 1-2 business days, please call 252-338-4400. If this is an urgent matter or you need immediate assistance, please call 252-338-4405.

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