Community Health Assessment

What is a Community Health Assessment

In 2021 Gaston County Department of Health and Human Services conducted the Community Health Assessment (CHA) which highlights the community's top health concerns. The CHA is a collaborative effort between the Gaston County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) and CaroMont Regional Medical Center and provides a comprehensive review of the demographic, social, and economic factors influencing the health of Gaston County citizens.  The report presents the notable health outcomes in Gaston County, and includes a survey of over 1,400 individuals who provide their individual experiences and opinions. 

In order to determine the areas of greatest need to be addressed, DHHS presented the data to leadership teams from numerous governmental, nonprofit and neighborhood organizations in the county.  These community leaders reviewed the data and voted on the priority areas to be addressed in the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). 

The priority areas selected are:

Access to HealthcareSubstance Use and MisuseMaternal and Infant Health

2021 Community Health Assessment Infographic

HNC 2030 Scorecard: Gaston County 2021-2024

The Scorecard is a system that helps Gaston Public Health to track CHIP goals, define data indicators, and monitor efforts for each health priority area. Stay informed with real-time updates as new initiatives unfold. 

Last Updated: 11/29/2023

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  1. Marti Morris

    Data Analyst

  1. Jenny Niu

    Community Health Strategist