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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2020 Community Health Assessment

What is a Community Health Assessment?
Every four years, Rockingham County Department of Public Health, and other community organizations work collaboratively to develop a comprehensive Community Health Assessment (CHA). The role of the Community Health Assessment is to identify factors that affect the health of a population and determine the availability of resources within the county to adequately address these factors. Community Health Assessments are increasingly regulated on national and local levels. The CHA provides the opportunity to connect organizations and others with an interest in improving the quality of life for Rockingham County citizens in order to collaboratively consider the county's needs, assets, and resources in order to identify priority health issues and make recommendations for community action to address these issues.

Top 3 Health Priorities
On April 24, 2019, over 40 participants attended the Priority Identification Meeting held at Eden City Hall. The Rockingham County Health Opinion Survey, focus group data, current statistics, and leading causes of death helped identify the top health concerns for the county. Local data was presented to the group to help determine the needs of the county. Each participant was given the opportunity to select his/her top three concerns that should be addressed for the next three and a half years. The group identified Rockingham County's top three health priorities to be as follows:

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

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