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Help Set Priorities for Improving Wake County’s Health, Well-being

Wake County residents are urged to attend a meeting next month to help set the top health priorities for their local communities over the next three years.

On Tuesday, March 8, residents will review the results of public outreach efforts conducted last year through the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). Then, citizens will prioritize the findings to reflect what they consider to be the greatest needs in their communities.

Meetings will take place simultaneously at 6 p.m. at five different locations across the county:

  • NC State University, Talley Student Center (2610 Cates Ave., Raleigh) (Spanish language translation services will be available at this location.)


  • Northern Wake County – New Bethel Baptist Church (605 E. Young St., Rolesville)
  • Southern Wake County – Fuquay Varina Baptist Church (301 N. Woodrow St., Fuquay-Varina)
  • Eastern Wake County – Eastern Regional Center (1002 Dogwood Drive, Zebulon)
  • Western Wake County – United Way of the Greater Triangle (2400 Perimeter Park Drive, Morrisville)

These events are free and open to the public. Dinner will be served prior to the start of the meetings. Residents are encouraged to register at

WakeMed CEO Donald Gintzig is co-chairing the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment initiative.  This assessment is conducted every three years in partnership with the county and other health organizations to determine how well residents of Wake County are currently and to identify opportunities for improvement in the future.  As Wake County’s largest and only hospital system that is based in Wake County, the results of this initiative are especially important to WakeMed because we are constantly searching for ways to better serve the residents of our home county.  Review the 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment report.