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About Healthy Carolinians of Orange County

Healthy Carolinians of Orange County (HCOC) is a network of agencies and citizens partnering to promote health and wellness in Orange County. Members of HCOC are representatives from schools, human service agencies, churches, civic groups, businesses, local government, UNC Chapel Hill, health care organizations including UNC Healthcare, and concerned citizens.


Our mission is to advocate, guide and assist Orange County in planning and implementing health care strategies to promote healthy lifestyles, improve health status and prevent premature death and injury for all residents in the county regardless of age, race, income or educational level. The overall goal of the program is to reduce health disparities.

What We Do

  • Build and promote collaborative partnerships
  • Identify critical health needs in the community
  • Guide local planning efforts to improve health
  • Support innovative health programs
  • Advocate for health-promoting policies

Priority Health Issues: 2015-2019

  • Social Determinants of Health (Focus: Access and Transportation)
  • Physical Activity and Nutrition (Focus: Chronic Disease)
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse
  • Download our Program Brochure (PDF) for more Information

Data Reflections from the 2015 Community Health Assessment

The Data Reflection slides (PDF) were shared at the listening sessions held in October 2015 to assist in the community discussions to prioritize health issues for the next four years.


Ashley Rawlinson, Healthy Carolinians Coordinator