This Scorecard is a web-based platform for tracking and communicating the following:
RESULTS—the conditions of health and wellbeing we envision and are collectively working to achieve;
INDICATORS—the measures of population health and wellness we are using to track the progress all stakeholders are collectively making towards achieving the selected results; these often have a particular focus on differences in conditions and outcomes among groups (disparities). In combination with others' work, our efforts are contributing to improvements in health and wellness and the achievement of greater equity by "turning the curve" on these measures.
STRATEGIES—the overarching sets of activities we undertake to create changes to help achieve our results; and
PERFORMANCE MEASURES—the measures of the quality and impact of our efforts, which we learn by asking "how much" we did, "how well" we did it, and whether "anyone is better off?"
If you are interested in learning more about each aspect of our work, click on the plus sign (+) next to the colored boxes.
Everyone deserves fair opportunities to be healthy, but unfortunately many groups and communities have limited availability of and accessibility to the health care resources and conditions necessary to support their wellbeing. Research shows differences in health outcomes among people with different race/ethnicity, geographical locations, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and other characteristics. These differences can be seen in the indicators above, including overall life expectancy, poverty rates, educational attainment, and health status. We need to build the capacity of providers across the state to increase access to health services for all people, particularly underserved groups. Our systems and programs must also be strengthened through advocacy, policy change, and engaging cross-sector partners in community initiatives.
NCCHW staff operate with transparency and mutual respect for all colleagues and communities based on keen understanding that everyone can contribute to solutions that advance health. NCCHW utilizes sound organizational, management and financial practices. NCCHW fosters independence with partners, promotes shared collaboration and leadership and incorporates evaluative thinking and capacity building across all of its work.
Current Key Partners:
N.C. Division of Aging & Adult Services; NC Division of Public Health; NC Council of Churches; Western North Carolina Health Network; Mountain Area Health Education Center; Mission Health System; NC Association of Area Agencies on Aging; Community Food Strategies; and many more!