Healthy Places Rockingham County
Working in Rockingham County
Rockingham County sits along the Virginia border in Central North Carolina just north of Greensboro. Grist and textile mills established on the banks of the Smith and Dan Rivers drove the early economic engine of the community. Robust coalitions and an innovative community foundation help cultivate and scale health improvement programs in Rockingham, and a scenic rural setting provides opportunities to attract hikers, bikers, and other outdoor enthusiasts.
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.