Health Education

The Community Health Education Department is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating health education programs and wellness interventions for the citizens of Richmond County. In doing so, the Health Education Department is tasked with collaborating with community partners and residents to conduct a Community Health Assessment every four years.  

County Health Assessment:

 The Community Health Assessment (CHA) serves as a blueprint to guide the health department in strategic planning as well as guides the Healthy People Healthy Carolina’s partnership and other community partners in their service to the citizens of Richmond County. The CHA allows a community to identify factors that affect the overall health and determine the availability of resources within the community to adequately address those factors.

View the most recent 2019 Richmond County Community Health Assessment

State of the County Health Report

A State of the County Health Report or SOTCH is prepared annually during the three years between each Community Health Assessment.  The SOTCH provides the citizens of Richmond County with an update on the progress made since the previous Community Health Assessment.

Previous State of the County Health Reports:

2020 SOTCH
2018 SOTCH
2017 SOTCH
2015 SOTCH 

Contact Us

  1. Nancy Porter

    Health Educator Supervisor

    127 Caroline Street
    Rockingham, North Carolina 28379

    Kendra W. Faries

    Public Health Educator

    127 Caroline Street
    Rockingham, North Carolina  28379


The strategic plan guides and strengthens a community health board’s ability to carry out its public health functions. It provides a guide for making decisions; allocating human and financial resources; and pursuing time-bound, measurable strategies, and priorities.

Strategic Plan 2020

2020 Richmond County Community Resource Guide 

Richmond County Resource Guide is a listing of possible resources in the Richmond County area.  Inclusion in the Community Resource Guide does not imply endorsement by Richmond County Health Department or Richmond County Government and exclusion does not indicate disapproval.  Richmond County does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information in the Community Health Resource Guide.  If you or your organization wish to be included in this guidebook, please contact Richmond Health Services at (910) 997-8292.  

Richmond County Community Resource Guide