Data and Reports

Health & Human Services collects, analyzes and publishes data to help share information about trends and risks in our community and help us meet the changing needs of our residents.

  • Reports – We produce and contribute to reports about our programs and the people we serve so that we can improve our services and prepare for future trends. We also produce and contribute to reports about the status of health in our community, and specific health-related topics.
  • Research – We have longstanding relationships with academic centers, community organizations and other institutions that research how to improve medical treatments, public health practice and delivery of human services.
    Learn about our Research Proposal Review Process.
  • Data Request – Submit a request for data from our epidemiology program.

Local Data and Human Services Reports

Operational Performance Reports

Quarterly reports to the Health & Human Services Board that provide information about caseloads, services provided and measures of success

Public Health Reports

Health & Human Services produces a yearly report highlighting data and trends for each of these public health topics:

  • Chronic diseases
  • Communicable diseases
  • Injuries

2023-Public Health Reports

2023 Communicable Disease Report

2023 Mental Health Issue Brief: Suicide

2022 – Public Health Reports

2021 – Public Health Reports

Chronic Disease Report 2021

Communicable Disease Report 2021

Injury Report 2021

Wake County Public Health: Issue Briefs

These quarterly briefs offer important information, data and resources around topics important to our community. 

Mental Health Issue Brief: Suicide  

Community Health Needs Assessment

Every three to four years Health & Human Services works with community partners to identify our community’s strengths, resources and needs.

Learn about the Community Health Needs Assessment process.

2019 Community Health Needs Assessment Report

2006 Community Health Needs Assessment Report

Wake County State of the County’s Health Report

This yearly report provides information on the health status of the County. The State of the County’s Health (SOTCH) Report is published during the interim three years between community health needs assessments.

Wake County Drug Overdose Prevention Initiative

Health & Human Services provides regular updates about activities related to this initiative. Learn more.

2022 Wake County Drug Overdose Integrated Epidemiologic Profile

2023 Wake County Post-Overdose Response Team Program Profile (PORT)

Additional Data Resources

Special Reports

Health & Human Services periodically develops or contributes to reports to update government officials, community partners and Wake residents about important and emerging topics related to the people we serve.

Youth Well-being Profile

The Wake County Youth Well-being Profile was compiled by Youth Thrive and its Data Action Team. The document provides a snapshot of conditions for Wake County youth and is not considered a comprehensive youth assessment. The Profile contains information in seven domains – Academic, Vocational, Civic, Social, Emotional, Physical and Safety – which often affect the well-being of children and youth.

Youth Thrive's vision is for all young people in Wake County to become thriving adults. Our mission is to foster and maintain a sustainable community partnership that promotes the success of youth, ages 5–18, in Wake County.

Youth Thrive compiled this document to provide a snapshot of conditions for Wake County youth.

Disparities Report

Regional Networks of Care Report

The Regional Network of Care includes actively involved community leaders and partners. Citizen groups are a critical component in the Network as they work with staff leaders to identify priorities and horizon issues for the community.

Population Health Task Force Report

Wake County is poised to be a national leader in population health. By taking a broader view of community health and looking beyond medical care to such social determinants as housing, transportation, education, employment, social support, culture and the physical environment, we can begin to focus the county’s extraordinary assets toward creating a healthier environment to improve the health and well-being of all our residents.

In 2017, the Wake County Board of Commissioners appointed the Population Health Task Force to clarify this vision. With the enthusiastic support of the county’s health care providers, service agencies and partner organizations, the Task Force has created a blueprint for placing population health at the center of our shared efforts.