The recently released 2015 Alamance County Community Assessment identified three challenges for county residents: access to care, education and economic issues. 

The county plans to focus on these areas in its planning efforts for the next three years, according to a Burlington Times-News report. To come to the assessment’s conclusions, a team gathered and analyzed data from several sources, including an Elon University Poll survey and two focus groups. According to the report, Alamance County is behind the state average for provider-to-population ratios — a measure of health care access — and education factors, including degree attainment. In terms of economics, the rate of children living in poverty in the county is above the state average. 

The assessment can be accessed at