By highlighting the different needs of local communities across North Carolina through data, we can make decisions and investments that address the actual needs of our communities. Using data to drive our decisions helps us target our investments and maximize the positive impact of our work for children and families.

Resilience Indicators Dashboard

The indicators in this dashboard were selected by a team of researchers, coalition leaders, and community members as potential data sets that might indicate a community’s level of adversity and resilience. This data may be used to guide the work of local coalitions and inform their decision-making. Based on the CDC’s 5 buckets of SDOH (Social Determinants of Health) and an additional category of Structural Racism, the indicators selected are available at the county-level in North Carolina, and in some cases, at the census tract level.

Social determinants of health (SDOH) outlined by the CDC are the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age, and the wider set of forces and systems shaping the conditions of daily life. These forces and systems include economic policies and systems, development agendas, social norms, social policies, racism, climate change, and political systems. The five key areas of SDOH are healthcare access and quality, education access and quality, social and community context, economic stability, and neighborhood and built environment. Some examples of SDOH included in Healthy People 2030 are safe housing, transportation, and neighborhoods; polluted air and water; and access to nutritious foods and physical health opportunities. (

Building a better data system around this important work is an ongoing effort in North Carolina. To access the resilience indicators, click on the map, and then select NC Healthy & Resilient Communities under Initiatives.

Coalition Culture Assessment

The Coalition Culture Assessment is a tool that based on SAMHSA’s 6 principles for trauma-informed practice: Safety, Trustworthiness and Transparency, Peer Support, Collaboration and Mutuality, Empowerment and Choice, and Cultural, Historical & Gender Issues. Developed by the NC Healthy & Resilient Communities Initiative and Cape Fear Collective, Data from this survey will be used to help gauge and guide local coalitions in their work towards becoming as successful as possible, as well as to guide the work of the NC Healthy & Resilient Communities Initiative in understanding where coalitions need the most support. The survey may be distributed to those who are members of a coalition in North Carolina. The link to the survey may be found here: Coalition Culture Survey (

Note: The NC Coalition Culture Assessment Survey is currently closed. You may view the latest results of the survey here. We will be opening the survey again in the fall of 2023. If you are interested in having your community participate in this survey, please contact

NC Child County Data Cards 2023 County Data Dashboard

NC Child’s county data cards and interactive data dashboard provide local snapshots of child well-being. County data cards present the latest data for key indicators in five areas of children’s well-being: A Strong Start, Family Economic Security, Nurturing Homes and Communities, Health and Wellness, and High-Quality Education.

Healthy NC 2030 Healthy North Carolina 2030 – NCIOM (HNC report final)

The Healthy NC Dashboard, CFC – Healthy NC Dashboard Healthy Communities NC

Community Health Assessments (CHA) NC County Health Data