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:
- Access to Health Care
- Physical Activity and Nutrition
- Social Determinants - Education
The partnership address these priority areas through the hard work and dedication of three work groups.
Mission: To provide resources and interventions that decrease barriers to education for all children in Rockingham County.
Local Physical Activity and Nutrition (LPAN)
Mission: To improve the health our community by encouraging Rockingham County citizens to improve nutrition and become more physically active.
Access to Health Care (AHC)/Rockingham County Healthcare Alliance
Mission: The mission of the Rockingham County Healthcare Alliance is to improve the health and well-being of the medically underserved of Rockingham County, with a focus on enhancing the healthcare delivery system for low-income, under-insured and uninsured residents.
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.
Click here for the 2013 Healthy Carolinians Partnership Bylaws.