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5/8/2014

​As part of the second phase of the Mecklenburg County Community Health Assessment (CHA), the County is facilitating four planning teams to develop an actionable community plan to address the top issues identified through the priority-setting process.

These issues are:
  • Chronic Disease
  • Mental Health
  • Access to Care
  • Violence
 
Meetings for each of these issues will take place throughout the summer, and we invite community input into this process. 
 
The current meeting schedule is as follows:
 
Access to care:
Tue 5/13: 8:30 - 11, Billingsley Rd Health Dept., Multipurpose Room
Tue 6/10: 8:30 - 11, Billingsley Rd Health Dept., Multipurpose Room
 
Violence:
Thur 7/17, 8:30 - 4:30 Billingsley Rd Health Dept., Multipurpose Room
Mental Health:
Thur 8/7: 9 - 5, Oak Room at Watkins Center
Tue 8/26: 1 - 5, Oak Room at Watkins Center
 
Chronic Disease:
Meeting dates to be determined.
 
The 2013 Community Health Assessment Priority Setting Exercise was held on Oct. 25, 2013 in the Student Union on the campus of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. As part of the assessment, community members and individuals in the fields of health care, education, business and local government participated in a priority-setting process to identify areas of greatest concern. The rankings are based upon: magnitude of the problem, severity of the problem, feasibility of a successful intervention and the degree of public concern and urgency.
 
The assessment is required to receive state funding and to maintain an accredited status for the Mecklenburg County Health Department; it is also a valuable resource for health information and planning purposes.
 
For additional information about the CHA, click here. If you have any further questions, please contact Kerry Burch at Kerry.Burch@mecklenburgcountync.gov or 704-432-4249.