The Trust has invited Burke County to participate in the our Healthy Places NC initiative. Started in 2012, Healthy Places NC works to improve health and health care in rural, financially disadvantaged North Carolina counties.
The Rockingham County Nurse-Family Partnership launched September 18th, 2014 in Reidsville at the Penn-Rose Country Club during a celebration luncheon.
On average, people living in rural communities have poorer health than those living in urban areas, in part because they are less likely to have access to health services, more likely to engage in risky health behaviors and have historic patterns of racial and class discrimination. These communities also have a higher mortality rate on average. Unfortunately, North Carolina’s health disparities go far beyond health care.