The social determinants of health are the economic and social conditions that influence individual and group differences in health status. They are the health promoting factors found in one's living and working conditions, including the distribution of income, wealth, influence, and power.
NC YRBS Data Briefs Are Available!
In every odd numbered year, NC Healthy Schools implements a statewide Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). The NC YRBS helps assess behaviors in youth that impact their health now and in the future. Topics include violence, personal safety, physical activity, nutrition, mental health, tobacco, and more. Data briefs for middle and high school have been created to provide state-level statistics and other information in a visual format to assist district and partner efforts in addressing the WSCC model. These resources can be found on the following site.
Educate your community with MANY public health-oriented themes/celebrations: like July is National Picnic Month! Try packing some snacks and taking your family on a picnic to celebrate! Or host a community picnic and music festival at your local park! Find a list of other monthly celebrations here.
Watch our Resiliency Documentary
Mitigating toxic stress is an important part of overcoming difficult times. Our documentary shows how many communities learn and represent resiliency. Watch it here
Join our Think Tanks!
We are looking for more community stateholders in _____ and _____ counties to join our think tanks and help us build more resilient communities. Meetings are once a month at ______.
Join our think tank!
Join our community based think tanks. These think tanks bring community stakeholders together to discuss the issues in their community and how we can work together to solve them. Think Tanks meet monthly at __________.
NC Housing Coalition
New HOPE Program Guidelines
HOPE Program is now accepting tenant referrals from landlords, increasing assistance! The new guidelines aim to help even more renters get back on their feet while also assisting landlords that have lost income due to the economic impacts of COVID-19.
National Alliance to End Homelessness:
Breaking: Numerous media outlets report that the Biden Administration is expected to announce new measures to limit evictions following the expiration of CDCs eviction moratorium this week. Details are not yet public. The Alliance will share updates as they become available.
Join the think tank! Help us solve your communities transportation needs with a collaborative approach. We meet monthly at ______.
Child Tax Credit:
In NC, most families who qualify will receive the credit payments automatically. There are about 2 million children who qualify for this in NC and their families will benefit. About 10% of those 2 million children need to apply to receive this benefit because their families do not already file a tax return – generally because of low income levels. MOST of these people are our families and clients. That might not seem like a lot – the 10% - but it represents 100,000 children and their families, most of who are our clients.