In addition to many other roles, the Health Education Program is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating health education programs and wellness interventions for the citizens of Rockingham County. The CHA also serves as a blueprint that guides the health department in strategic planning as well as guides the Healthy Carolinians Partnership and community partners in their efforts to better serve the citizens of Rockingham County.
The Health Education Team is tasked with collaborating with community partners and residents to conduct a Community Health Assessment (CHA) every four years. The CHA allows a community to identify factors that affect the overall health and determine the availability of resources within the community to adequately address those factors.
A State of the County Health Report (SOTCH) is developed during the three interim years the Community Health Assessment is not being conducted. The State of the County Health Report provides the citizens of Rockingham County an update on the progress made since the previous Community Health Assessment. Previous State of County Health Reports:
From children to seniors, the health education staff is knowledgeable about the needs of the population and plans programs to address these needs and priority areas identified in the Community Health Assessment.
Community presentations on a variety of topics are available upon request. These may include but are not limited to: stress management, childhood safety, rabies, sexually transmitted diseases, adolescent pregnancy prevention, hand washing, cancer awareness, diabetes, physical activity, nutrition, etc.
Evaluations are conducted on an ongoing basis to assure that the programs are serving the needs of the community.
For more information about the Rockingham County Division of Public Health's Health Education Program Section, please contact Katrina White, Health Education Program Manager and Public Information Officer (PIO)