2019 REACH Community Needs Assessment

In 2019, we collected data in Mecklenburg & Cabarrus County as one of the initial activities in receiving the REACH grant. We assessed sub-categories within the three program strategies: Breastfeeding, Active Living, and Community-Clinical Linkages among Black/African American and Asian American individuals in both counties.

Data was collected through both quantitative and qualitative methods by the North Carolina Institute of Public Health (NCIPH) at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health. The survey was made available online over a six-week period from May 20 to June 30, 2019.  We conducted survey collection and dissemination online through social media, community partners, and in person at community locations/events. We received a total of 246 responses from residents of both counties over the survey period.

The information collected will be used to identify and analyze community needs to drive the development of positive and sustainable resources, programs, and tools. Thank you to all the community partners, organizations, key informants, and individual participants in both Mecklenburg and Cabarrus County for your contributions to this vital project for our communities.