The North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH) offers many resources and tools for public health agencies seeking to improve the skills and abilities of their workforce. These products were developed for North Carolina public health departments, but can be customized upon request for any agency.

2013 North Carolina Public Health Workforce Assessment Reports

To target training needs for the governmental public health workforce in North Carolina, the Southeast Public Health Training Center of NCIPH conducted a survey on workforce competencies for local health departments (LHDs) and the North Carolina Division of Public Health (NC DPH). All NC DPH employees and employees in LHDs throughout North Carolina were provided the opportunity to participate in the anonymous survey. Survey questions included a public health competency assessment as well as basic demographics and professional development. Click here to view a summary of the survey methodology and limitations (PDF).

Statewide Reports


Regional Reports*

  • Area L AHEC (PDF): Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, Northampton, and Wilson counties
  • Charlotte AHEC (PDF): Anson, Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Stanly, and Union counties
  • Eastern AHEC (PDF): Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Greene, Hertford, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrrell, Washington, and Wayne counties
  • Greensboro AHEC (PDF): Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Guilford, Montgomery, Orange, Randolph, and Rockingham counties
  • Mountain AHEC (PDF): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties
  • Northwest AHEC (PDF): Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Iredell, Rowan, Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yadkin counties
  • South East AHEC (PDF): Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, Pender, and New Hanover counties
  • Southern Regional AHEC (PDF): Bladen, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Moore, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, and Scotland counties
  • Wake AHEC (PDF): Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Lee, Person, Vance, Wake, and Warren counties


*Note: There are a number of different regional categorizations of the local public health system across North Carolina. NCIPH elected to use the regions established by the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program. Given that regional AHECs are dedicated to providing workforce development and continuing education for health professionals, including those in public health, it made sense to align the regional aggregates for this report with those of AHEC in order to help inform the development of training opportunities at the regional level.

Past Workforce Assessment Reports