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

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Posted: 1/20/2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Posted: 1/11/2016
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Posted: 4/1/2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Posted: 10/17/2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
North Carolina’s Infant Mortality Rates Released… Slight Increase in North Carolina Rates - Rockingham County Rates Remain a Concern
Posted: 10/22/2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Don’t Let Mosquitoes, Ticks or Fleas Take A Bite Out of Your Summer Fun – Learn How to Protect Your Family and Pets Wentworth, NC – With warmer temperatures and extended daylight, summer also brings potential threats to the health of you and your pets: vector-borne diseases that ar
Posted: 4/30/2013
 
 
 
 
 
Due to a measles outbreak in neighboring Stokes County, the Rockingham County Department of Public Health will collaborate with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Immunization Branch (NCDHHSIB) to offer a free measles vaccination clinic on Monday, April 22, 2013 from 8:00 am – 7:00 pm. The clinic will be held at the health department located at 371 NC 65 in
Posted: 4/19/2013
 
 
 
 
 
Rabies Vaccination Clinics Scheduled May 4 Veterinarians are cooperating again this year with local animal control officers and the Rockingham County Department of Public Health to offer rabies clinics for dogs and cats. Rabies continues to be a public health threat in Rockingham County, and vaccinating pets will help to remedy the problem and keep the rabies virus from threatening pets and people. There have been three positive rabies cases so far this year. An unvaccinated pet dog in
Posted: 4/19/2013
 
 
 
 
 
It’s Not Too Late to Protect Yourself and Your Family from the Flu! Wentworth, NC – The 2012 – 2013 influenza season continues to wreak havoc across the state of North Carolina, with a second peak of Influenza-like Illness (ILI) noted the week ending 12/29/12. It is important to understand that a peak in flu cases does not mean the season is over – it means we are likely just half way through the cases for the year. People should still get their flu shot immediately if they have not alrea
Posted: 1/17/2013
 
 
 
 
 
A cow in the Ruffin area tested positive this week for the rabies virus.
Posted: 12/11/2012
 
 
 
 
 
Rockingham County residents dining out at local restaurants may not notice the changes, but their dining experience may soon be a little safer thanks to changes in North Carolina’s food safety code.
Posted: 12/11/2012
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Each day more than 1,200 people die due to smoking. For every one of those deaths, at least two new youths or young adults become regular smokers. And 90 percent of these replacement smokers smoke their first cigarette before they turn age 18.
Posted: 3/30/2012
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Posted: 12/22/2011
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Posted: 1/27/2011
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rockingham County health officials are warning restaurant owners to be careful of a scam targeting food service establishments.
Posted: 11/17/2010
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The first equine case of West Nile Virus in a horse in Rockingham County highlights the fact that the disease is present and people should take precautions to protect themselves and their horses.
Posted: 10/11/2010
 
 
 
 
 
Rockingham County Healthy Carolinians was awarded the Vera S. Robinson Longevity Award by the Governor’s Task Force for Healthy Carolinians during the 18th Annual Healthy Carolinians Conference held October 1, 2010, in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Posted: 10/5/2010
 
 
 
 
 
September is recognized as National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and the Maternal and Child Health Workgroup of Rockingham County Healthy Carolinians would like you to know more about this dangerous disease.
Posted: 9/1/2010
 
 
 
 
 
The Rockingham County Department of Public Health, in partnership with the North Carolina Division of Public Health, is encouraging North Carolinians of all ages to make sure they are fully vaccinated.
Posted: 8/12/2010
 
 
 
 
 
The N.C. Division of Public Health has posted information showing how restaurants and bars have adjusted after the first six months of the new smoke-free restaurants and bars law, which went into effect on January 2 of this year.
Posted: 6/1/2010
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Posted: 11/10/2009
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Posted: 10/15/2009
 
 
 
 
 
Posted: 6/26/2009
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Posted: 4/28/2009
 
 
 
 
 
Posted: 2/17/2009
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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