Wake County residents are invited to participate in one of the five Community Health Assessment (CHA) Forums
. The forums will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at locations throughout the county. Participants will have the opportunity to help identify priority health issues affecting the county-wide community. Registration is required.
The five locations are:
WakeMed Health and Hospital Systems Andrews Center* 3000 New Bern Ave., Raleigh
*Spanish language and American Sign Language interpretation services are available at this location only.
"Our goal is to remain the healthiest county in North Carolina," said Wake Human Services Director Ramon Rojano. "This forum is vital to understanding the health needs in our community and reaching this goal."
Every three to four years, Wake County, hospitals and community not-for-profit organizations come together to complete the federally required CHA through surveys, focus groups and existing statistics. The findings for the most recent data will be discussed at the CHA forums. The partners will use the results of the forum to determine how to use available resources to address the health needs.
Partners for the Wake County CHA include WakeMed Health and Hospitals, United Way of the Greater Triangle, Rex/UNC Health Care, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Wake Health Services and a steering committee of more than 50 other partners.