Funding Agency: Cone Health System
Total Amount: $97,720 (total funding to UNCG)/ 1 Year
Percent Effort on Project: 25%, plus staff for the DEC
Funding Period: 6/12-12/13/ 1 year
Role on Project: Principal Investigator/Lead Project evaluator
Project Description: This project is a collaborative of the Guilford Assessment Collaborative (GAC) among local hospital-based (HBO) and community-based organizations (CBO), the Guilford County Department of Public Health (GCDPH), and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) Center for Social, Community and Health research and Evaluation (CSCHRE). The collaborative will engage community members, local citizens and representatives from other entities residing in GC in considering community health data, needs and assets, identify priority health focus areas, and propose recommendations for developing action plans that address community health concerns. This effort is intended to fulfill requirements at the state and national levels for such actions by the GCDPH and HBOs, respectively. The UNCG team will lead the primary and secondary data assessment and reporting. Building upon previous assessment cycles the GAC will carry out a comprehensive community health assessment of the health of residents of Guilford County and HBO service areas in neighboring counties. Elements of the assessment will include, but not be limited to: a) Collection and analysis of a wide range of primary and secondary data, including socio-demographic, public health surveillance, behavioral, healthcare and social surveillance primary data; b) Engagement with the community, including community residents, community organizations, local government, schools and other sectors of the community – including intermittent input by advisory committee into assessment process and final closeout dissemination; c) Description of unmet health needs and gaps; d) Identification of priority health issues; and e) Development of evidence-based recommendations to address priority health issues.