Assesment and Story Map Available Online
The John Rex Endowment is pleased to share the assessment "Exploring the Social Determinants of Health in Wake County" and Esri® Story Map which describe how conditions in Wake County such as the number of high-quality child care centers, existence of food deserts and high housing costs can affect children and their families’ health and well-being. Through a collaboration with the North Carolina Institute for Public Health, the recently completed work will be one of the tools used during our 2018 strategic planning process to define future funding priorities toward creating an environment where children and families in greater Wake County live healthy lives.
Recognizing the complex nature of the issues, the assessment identifies ten primary themes that emerged from interviews with key informants working at both the community and system levels and across multiple sectors.
From consultation with our staff and discussions with subject matter experts, 12 key indicators were chosen to create a Story Map to visually identify both vulnerabilities and assets throughout the county. Organizations that work to create a healthier environment can use the Story Map to narrow their focus on specific areas of the county or they can view specific indicators across the county.
It is our hope that by sharing these resources, organizations will use the information to enhance their programming and planning.
Read the assessment "Exploring the Social Determinants of Health in Wake County".
To access the Story Map http://arcg.is/2pDFuXr
For navigation tips read "User Guide:Mapping Social Determinants of Health and Assets for Children and Families in Wake County - A Story Map".