Community Health Needs Assessment Survey

By on June 13, 2024

The Healthy Carolinians of the Outer Banks, in partnership with the Dare County Department of Health & Human Services and Outer Banks Health, invite community members to participate in the 2024 Dare County Community Health Needs Assessment by completing a short survey. The purpose of this survey is to gather feedback about a variety of topics, ranging from access to care, mental health and substance use to food insecurity, transportation and other key issues facing our county. Survey results, along with data gathered from focus group and secondary data, will help inform how local agencies can work to improve the health and well-being of Dare County residents.

“Community participation is key in identifying unique health needs. We are hopeful to see wide participation in completing the survey from throughout our community to help gather as much input as possible on the most pressing issues. We are grateful to those who have taken the time to complete the survey and encourage anyone who has not yet done so to please do so,” said Sheila F. Davies, PhD, Director, Dare County Department of Health & Human Services.

The survey is available in both English and Spanish and all responses to this optional survey are anonymous. This is not a research survey and it will take less than 10 minutes to complete. Dare County residents ages 18 and over can complete this survey by following this link.

“It is important for Outer Banks residents to know that we really do use the results of the Community Health Needs Assessment to make a lasting difference in the health and quality of life for residents and visitors. Aging on the Outer Banks was an issue highlighted in the 2016 Assessment. Based on these findings, Outer Banks Health Chief Nursing Officer Marcia Bryant led the charge to transform our hospital into a Dementia Friendly Hospital – the very first in North Carolina! I encourage everyone who is able to complete the survey and be part of making a real impact here in Dare County,” expressed Amy Montgomery, Senior Administrator of Operations at Outer Banks Health Hospital.

For more information about the Dare County Community Health Needs Assessment, please visit



Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


See what people are saying:

  • Lisa

    I completed the survey, but was hoping it would deal more with the lack of availability of medical help in Dare County. When an Urgent Care has to become your Primary doctor, there is a problem. I am not saying they aren’t good, but there purpose is urgent care. I have been to the OBX Hopsital and been told by staff there that it is really an Urgent Care, not a hospital. We have a tremendous number of people who travel to Chesapeake, Va Beach, Norfolk area daily/regularly for health care, because of the lack of it here. That shouldn’t have to be.

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