Wilson 20/20 is guided by community conditions and the study of clear, objective data that describes the current state of our community.  We have developed a website that provides a review of indicators and links to numerous reports that are relevant to the health and wellness, education, and economy of Wilson.

 access-to-exercise

 

Community Focus Areas:

    • Increasing access to local outdoor recreation by finding funding resources and expansion opportunities for the existing community wide bike path/walking trail master plan, greenway development plan, and paddle (water) trail plan (Note: in October of 2016, funding was secured for $50,000 expansion to Lake Wilson walking trail)
    • Identifying and promoting affordable options for pre-recorded exercise videos and presentations
    • Installing and promoting the community’s use of walking tracks at all local schools
    • Establishing exercise locations and educational programs to provide appropriate equipment and training in underserved communities (Note: In October 2017, a new gym was funded and installed in an afterschool program serving numerous at-risk youth in Wilson.)
    • Supporting and connecting the grants awarded to numerous community efforts to increase access to exercise (Healthcare Foundation of Wilson Provides Grant Funding for Community Projects)


Access to Exercise Opportunities measures the percentage of individuals in a county who live reasonably close to a location for physical activity. Locations for physical activity are defined as parks or recreational facilities.

Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
www.countyhealthrankings.com

Note: Data is measured annually.

adult-obesity-rate
Community Focus Areas:
  • Implementation in 2017 of the first and second phases for the Eat Smart Move, More Campaign by numerous community partners to promote water as the first choice of beverage for all Wilson citizens
  • Increasing access to local outdoor recreation by finding funding resources and expansion opportunities for the existing community wide bike path/walking trail master plan; (Note: in October of 2016, funding was secured for $50,000 expansion to Lake Wilson walking trail)
  • Expanding existing gardens and identifying new locations (with a specific focus on food deserts) for access to fresh fruits and vegetables by utilizing the existing Wilson Food Network (Wilson Times article) and other community partners
  • Establishing exercise locations and educational programs to provide appropriate equipment and training in underserved communities (Note: in October 2017, a new gym was funded and installed in an afterschool program serving numerous at-risk youth in Wilson)
  • Supporting and connecting the grants awarded to numerous community efforts to reduce obesity (Healthcare Foundation of Wilson Provides Grant Funding for Community Projects)


Adult Obesity is the percentage of the adult population (age 20 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30.

Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
www.countyhealthrankings.org

Note: Data is measured annually.

veggies

 

Limited access to healthy foods estimates the percentage of the population who are low income and do not live close to a grocery store. Living close to a grocery store is defined differently in rural and non-rural areas; in rural areas, it means living less than 10 miles from a grocery store whereas in nonrural areas, it means less than one mile. Low income is defined as having an annual family income of less than or equal to 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold for the family size.

Community Focus Areas:

    • Expanding existing gardens and identifying new locations (with a specific focus on food deserts) for access to fresh fruits and vegetables by utilizing the existing Wilson Food Network (Wilson Times article) and other community partners
    • Establishing and utilizing School Health Advisory Committees at each local school to support the education and implementation of health initiatives designed for all area students
    • Supporting and connecting the grants awarded to numerous community efforts to increase access and selection of healthy foods (Healthcare Foundation of Wilson Provides Grant Funding for Community Projects)


Food environment index, an index of equally-weighted factors that contribute to a healthy food environment, including limited access to healthy foods and food insecurity. The Food Environment Index ranges from 0 (worst) to 10 (best) and equally weights two indicators of the food environment.

Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
www.countyhealthrankings.com

Note: Data is measured annually.

mental-health

Community Focus Areas:

  • Utilization of mental health screening tools with four pilot health providers to evaluate the effectiveness and usefulness for early detection
  • Installation of mental health self-screening kiosk in the Wilson County Health Department to promote self-awareness and provide treatment information for identified at-risk patients
  • Establishing a local treatment unit at Wilson Medical Center for behavioral health illnesses
  • Providing current and well-publicized treatment options by multiple community partners (United Way Resource Guide)
  • Expanding Community Health Fair(s) to include mental health screenings

The ratio of mental health providers in 2017 is 880:1, whereas in 2016 the ratio was 970:1.  
We are addressing the access to treatment.

Mental Health Providers is the ratio of the county population to the number of mental health providers including psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, and advanced practice nurses specializing in mental health care.

Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
www.countyhealthrankings.com

Note: Data is measured annually.

Diverse Hands Holding The Word Exercise

Community Focus Areas:

    • Increasing access to local outdoor recreation by finding funding resources and expansion opportunities for the existing community wide bike path/walking trail master plan, greenway development plan, and paddle (water) trail plan (Note: In October 2016, funding was secured for a $50,000 expansion to the Lake Wilson walking trail.)
    • Installing and promoting the community’s use of walking tracks at all local schools
    • Establishing exercise locations and educational programs to provide appropriate equipment and training in underserved communities (Note: In October 2017, a new gym was funded and installed in an afterschool program serving numerous at-risk youth in Wilson.)
    • Supporting and connecting the grants awarded to numerous community efforts to increase access and participation in health-promoting physical activity (Healthcare Foundation of Wilson Provides Funding for Community Projects)


Physical Inactivity is the percentage of adults aged 20 and over reporting no leisure-time physical activity. Examples of physical activities provided include running, calisthenics, golf, gardening, or walking for exercise.

Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
www.countyhealthrankings.com

Note: Data is measured annually.

std
Community Focus Areas:

  • Expanding evidence-based programming (such as Making Proud Choices) to multiple school locations to provide education and experiences that will support good choices for teenage youth
  • Establishing a School Based Health Center (Forest Hills Middle School) to provide on-site health and wellness evaluations and education for middle school youth to promote healthy choices
  • Establishing and promoting clinic hours designated for teenage boys and girls at the Wilson County Health Department
  • Identifying adult mentors for at-risk teenage boys and girls in middle school and high school
  • Supporting and connecting the grants awarded to numerous community efforts to decrease sexually transmitted diseases in Wilson (Healthcare Foundation of Wilson Provides Grant Funding for Community Projects)


Sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs, are also referred to as sexually transmitted infections, or STIs. The term “STD” or “STI” does not refer to any one disease, but includes more than 25 infectious organisms that are transmitted through sexual activity, as well as the many clinical syndromes (effects) that they cause.

Source: 2016 North Carolina HIV/STD Surveillance Report
http://epi.publichealth.nc.gov/cd/stds/figures.html

Note:  Data is measured annually.

Community Focus Areas:

  • Expanding evidence-based programming (such as Baby Think It Over and Making Proud Choices) to multiple school locations to provide education and experiences that will support good choices for teenage youth
  • Establishing a School Based Health Center at Forest Hills Middle School and Beddingfield High School to provide on-site health and wellness evaluations and education for middle and high school youth to promote healthy choices
  • Establishing and promoting clinic hours designated for teenage boys and girls at the Wilson County Health Department
  • Identifying adult mentors for at-risk teenage boys and girls in middle school and high school
  • Supporting and connecting the grants awarded to numerous community efforts to decrease teen pregnancy in Wilson (Healthcare Foundation of Wilson Provides Grant Funding for Community Projects)


“Teen” is any female ages 15-19.

Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
www.countyhealthrankings.com

Note: Data is measured annually.

uninsured-population

 

Community Focus Areas:

  • Expanding Community Health Fair(s) to include educational material and assistance to evaluate and pursue health insurance options for those currently uninsured
  • Identifying specific training programs and opportunities to assist the unemployed and underemployed (who are currently uninsured) to attain full-time employment with benefits


Uninsured is defined as the percentage of the population under age 65 that has no health insurance coverage.

Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
www.countyhealthrankings.com

Note: Data is measured annually.