Healthy Carolinians of the Outer Banks (HCOB) is a Partnership working towards a healthier Dare County. Coordinated by the Dare County Department of Health & Human Services, and The Outer Banks Hospital, the partnership has input and representation from over 25 local organizations and agencies. The Healthy Carolinians process supports our community in mobilizing people and resources to address community health challenges. 

One of the essential functions of the HCOB Partnership is overseeing the Community Health Assessment process every three years. The partnership participates in the gathering and analysis of primary and secondary data. Once the data is reviewed HCOB prioritizes the identified health opportunities and forms task forces to address concerns as needed. 

Since 2002, Healthy Carolinians Task Forces have played a significant role in bringing many new resources and organizations to Dare County.  Some of these include the Community Care Clinic of Dare – a free healthcare clinic for under and uninsured individuals; Dare CASA (Coalition Against Substance Abuse); Dare Respite Care – pairing trained volunteers with family caregivers in order to provide a brief break or respite from the demands of care giving responsibilities, and; NC MOM (Missions of Mercy) – a two day dental clinic providing free dental care to under and un-insured individuals, to name just a few. 

Get involved and help make a positive difference in our community.


2016-2019 HCOB Partnership Task Forces

Healthy Living Task Force

Emily Gould, Co-Chair
252.475.5638
ecarr@darenc.com
Amy Montgomery, Co-Chair 252.449.4516
amy.montgomery@theobh.com
This task force addresses both healthy weight and chronic disease concerns for Dare County residents. The group was merged from separate task forces in 2014, as the groups were focusing on similar prevention and treatment opportunities.

Dementia & Alzheimer's Task Force

Dianne Denny, Chair
252.449.4455
obxed@hhhunt.com
This task force works to provide educational opportunities, programs, and resources to the residents of Dare County who are caretakers and/or living with dementia & Alzheimer's. The task force has successfully planned and implemented Here With You!, a mentoring program for those who have a loved-one with dementia or Alzheimer's.

 

Friendly Aging Task Force

Brandi Rheubottom, Chair
252.475.5636
brandi.rheubottom@darenc.com
This task force was formerly known as the Access to Healthcare Task Force, the HCOB Partnership elected to reframe the focus of the group after the completion of the 2016 Community Health Assessment Process. The Friendly Aging Task Force will focus on adding program and services in Dare County for residents to age in the friendliest way possible. 

 

Breaking Through Task Force

Sheila Davies, Co-Chair
252.475.5076 
sheila.davies@darenc.com
Kelly Nettnin, Co-Chair 252.475.5036
kelly.nettnin@darenc.com
This task force was formed after the completion of the 2016 Community Health Assessment Process with the goal to address communication and stigma concerns related to substance abuse and mental health disorders in Dare County.

 

 


Community Health Assessments & State of the County Health & Human Services Reports

2016 Community Health Assessment

01.12.2017
A comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment of Dare County, conducted every three years in partnership with the Outer Banks Hospital & Healthy Carolinians of the Outer Banks.  

Summary
Includes a brief overview of the Community Health Assessment in a storybook format.

Volume 1: Narrative
Includes the executive summary, background, and over overall methodology. The publication features narrative chapters on demographic data, socioeconomic data, health statistics,  community feedback, health resources, and health issues and prioritization.

Volume 2: Appendices
Includes data sources, raw secondary data, socioeconomic indicators, health resources indicators, health indicators, environmental indicators. The publication also includes primary data tools, results, and prioritization resources.

2015 State of the County Health & Human Services Report

03.30.2016
The State of the County Health & Human Services Report provides an overview of community health data and the status of work in our priority areas identified in the 2013 Community Health Assessment. 

2014 State of the County Health & Human Services Report

02.28.2015
The State of the County Health & Human Services Report provides an overview of community health data and the status of work in our priority areas identified in the 2013 Community Health Assessment. 

2013 Community Health Needs Assessment

01.23.2015 (updated)
05.10.2013
A comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment of Dare County, conducted every three years in partnership with the Outer Banks Hospital & Healthy Carolinians of the Outer Banks.  

2013 Summary - Community Health Needs Assessment

08.01.2013
A summary of the Community Health Needs Assessment of Dare County, conducted every three years in partnership with the Outer Banks Hospital & Healthy Carolinians of the Outer Banks.  

2012 State of the County Health Report

01.30.2013
The State of the County Health & Human Services Report provides an overview of community health data and the status of work in our priority areas identified in the 2010 Community Health Assessment.   

2011 State of the County Health Report

01.30.2012
The State of the County Health & Human Services Report provides an overview of community health data and the status of work in our priority areas identified in the 2010 Community Health Assessment.   

2010 Community Health Needs Assessment

11.10.2010
A comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment of Dare County, conducted every three years in partnership with the Outer Banks Hospital & Healthy Carolinians of the Outer Banks.  
Volume 1- Demographic, Socioeconomic and Health Data Community Survey Stakeholder Interviews Issues Prioritization

Volume 2- Environmental Data

Summary of 2010 Community Health Needs Assessment

2009 State of the County Health Report

01.30.2010
The State of the County Health & Human Services Report provides an overview of community health data and the status of work in our priority areas identified in the 2006 Community Health Assessment.  

2013 Community Health Needs Assessment

01.23.2015 (updated)
05.10.2013
A comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment of Dare County, conducted every three years in partnership with the Outer Banks Hospital & Healthy Carolinians of the Outer Banks.  

 

2013 Summary - Community Health Needs Assessment

08.01.2013
A summary of the Community Health Needs Assessment of Dare County, conducted every three years in partnership with the Outer Banks Hospital & Healthy Carolinians of the Outer Banks.  

 

2012 State of the County Health Report

01.30.2013
The State of the County Health & Human Services Report provides an overview of community health data and the status of work in our priority areas identified in the 2010 Community Health Assessment.   

 

2011 State of the County Health Report

01.30.2012
The State of the County Health & Human Services Report provides an overview of community health data and the status of work in our priority areas identified in the 2010 Community Health Assessment.   

 

 

2010 Community Health Needs Assessment

11.10.2010
A comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment of Dare County, conducted every three years in partnership with the Outer Banks Hospital & Healthy Carolinians of the Outer Banks.  
Volume 1- Demographic, Socioeconomic and Health Data Community Survey Stakeholder Interviews Issues Prioritization

Volume 2- Environmental Data

Summary of 2010 Community Health Needs Assessment

 

2009 State of the County Health Report

01.30.2010
The State of the County Health & Human Services Report provides an overview of community health data and the status of work in our priority areas identified in the 2006 Community Health Assessment.   

2013 Community Health Needs Assessment

01.23.2015 (updated)
05.10.2013
A comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment of Dare County, conducted every three years in partnership with the Outer Banks Hospital & Healthy Carolinians of the Outer Banks.  

 

2013 Summary - Community Health Needs Assessment

08.01.2013
A summary of the Community Health Needs Assessment of Dare County, conducted every three years in partnership with the Outer Banks Hospital & Healthy Carolinians of the Outer Banks.  

 

2012 State of the County Health Report

01.30.2013
The State of the County Health & Human Services Report provides an overview of community health data and the status of work in our priority areas identified in the 2010 Community Health Assessment.   

 

2011 State of the County Health Report

01.30.2012
The State of the County Health & Human Services Report provides an overview of community health data and the status of work in our priority areas identified in the 2010 Community Health Assessment.   

 

 

2010 Community Health Needs Assessment

11.10.2010
A comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment of Dare County, conducted every three years in partnership with the Outer Banks Hospital & Healthy Carolinians of the Outer Banks.  
Volume 1- Demographic, Socioeconomic and Health Data Community Survey Stakeholder Interviews Issues Prioritization

Volume 2- Environmental Data

Summary of 2010 Community Health Needs Assessment

 

2009 State of the County Health Report

01.30.2010
The State of the County Health & Human Services Report provides an overview of community health data and the status of work in our priority areas identified in the 2006 Community Health Assessment.