We partner to prompt change.

Since 2013, Rockingham County and Healthy Places NC have targeted key health issues including low levels of physical activity, lack of access to healthy foods, diabetes, opioid abuse, and access to behavioral health care services. Through Healthy Places NC, Rockingham County residents have identified substance misuse and obesity reduction as two key issues to address.

Strategic Goals

Reduce rates of obesity.

We are partnering with residents to promote healthy eating and active living by increasing access to healthy foods and recreational and exercise opportunities in areas of the county with few to no options to shop for healthy foods or to play and be active.

Reduce rates of substance misuse and overdose deaths.

Like many rural counties, Rockingham County is facing the effects of the opioid crisis. We are working to tackle substance misuse and addiction in the county and across the state.

Our Team

Program Officer

Regional Support Organization

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