Every three years, leaders from Iredell Health System work with the Iredell
County Public Health Department, experts in the field, and local agencies
to review the health needs of our community and compile a plan of action.
The action plan is published as the
Iredell Health System Community Health Needs Assessment and is now available on our website.
Iredell Health System, in collaboration with the Iredell County Health
Department, assessed the
community health needs of Iredell County. The most prevalent and significant
health issues in
Iredell County are related to chronic diseases, healthy eating and active
living, and risky behaviors.
The 2016 Iredell Health System community health initiatives are to increase
awareness by providing and directing the access to screening for colorectal
cancer and education, and to increase the promotion and awareness of healthy
living and diabetes education. The principle focus of the initiative is
to educate the community, including at-risk populations, on the importance
of healthy living and annual health screenings.
We encourage you to
read the entire report.