Rockingham County Health and Human Services
Felissa Ferrell
Director of Health and Human Services
Felissa Ferrell
Director of Social Services
Susan Young, BSN,RN
Interim Health Director

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Healthy Carolinians

Rockingham County Healthy CaroliniansThe 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 2020 Rockingham County Community Health Assessment (CHA).  Those areas are: 

  • Social Determinants of Health: Emphasis on Education
  • Physical Activity and Nutrition: Emphasis on Diabetes
  • Mental Health/Substance Abuse: Emphasis on Opioids


The partnership address these priority areas through the hard work and dedication of three work groups.

Social Determinants-Education

Goal is to provide resources and interventions to improve education to all children - birth through high school - in Rockingham County.

Be Healthy  

Goal is to provide opportunities for physical activity and healthy eating by creating policy and environmental changes.

Opioid Task Force (OTF)
To reduce substance misuse, overdose, and deaths in ROckingham County through community education, prevention, and collaboration.


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.

      More Information

       HC Coordinator

      Rebecca Oakes

      Healthy Carolinians Coordinator 

      (336) 342-8258
      [email protected]

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