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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.

cha_listening_session_image2019 Orange County Community Health Assessment
Community Input Sessions

Healthy Carolinians and the Board of Health Invite You to:

• Learn about what was found in conversations with neighbors during the 2019 Community Health Assessment data collection process. 

• Discuss your concerns with elected officials, people who work in government, and the health department.

• Help prioritize and decide what health issues will be selected for 2020-2024.

• Map out next steps toward a plan that improves the health of Orange County.


Date: Tuesday November 12th

Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room B
Date: Friday November 15th
Address: 100 Library Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm 

Southern Human Services Center, Room AB
Date: Thursday November 21st
Address: 2501 Homestead Rd. Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm 


To attend a Community Input Session: e-mail or call 919.245.2379

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