The Rockingham County Healthy Carolinians is a Certified Partnership of the Governors Task Force. The mission of the Partnership is to advocate, guide, and assist Rockingham County in planning and implementing health care strategies to promote healthy lifestyles, improve health status and to increase the years of quality living for all residents in the county.
Rockingham County Healthy Carolinians currently addresses three top priority areas, identified after the 2012 Rockingham County Community Health Assessment (CHA). Those areas are:
- Social Determinants with an emphasis on Education
- Physical Activity and Nutrition
- Access to Health Care
The partnership address these priority areas through the hard work and dedication of three work groups.
Goal is to provide resources and interventions to improve education to all children - birth through high school - in Rockingham County.
Local Physical Activity and Nutrition (LPAN)
Goal is to provide opportunities for physical activity and healthy eating by creating policy and environmental changes.
Access to Health Care (AHC)
Gooal is to increase the number of citizens who have access to health care in Rockingham County.
Who can participate in the Rockingham County Healthy Carolinians Partnership:
Everyone! Community leaders, private citizens, hospitals, health department, schools, businesses, religious organizations, civic organizations and other services agencies Anyone with a passion and advocacy for wellness and improving the health of the citizens of our county is welcomed to join Healthy Carolinians.