Community Health Services
The Community Health Services department is focused on four (4) major areas of health promotion - risk assessment, early detection, lifestyle modification and disease management. The Community Health Services staff off ers free health screens, education programs and events designed to prevent, detect and/or manage chronic disease in high risk, underserved individuals, neighborhoods and communities. The major goal of Community Health is to reduce health disparities by providing services at the most cost-effective stage in the continuum of care.
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UNC Health Southeastern’s Community Health Programs
Community Health Education Center (C.H.E.C.) UNC Health Southeastern’s Community Health Education Center (C.H.E.C.) is a free resource for health information located inside Biggs Park Mall. Health-related pamphlets, brochures and books are off ered to the public free of charge. Many patrons visit C.H.E.C. to learn about a special medical diagnosis. Th e center off ers free use of a blood pressure/weight machine to all patrons, including the Biggs Park Mall walkers. Additionally, C.H.E.C. routinely off ers interactive presentations from local health professionals addressing current and emerging health topics and conditions.
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Healthy Communities A-Z
The Healthy communities A-Z habits program uses the 26 letters from the alphabet to align with healthy behaviors. For example, A-Add Physical Activity; B-Bake or G-Grill my Foods; etc. Th is program has expanded into churches focusing on congregational wellness and into work sites across the county.
Project H.E.A.L.T.H. (Healthy Eating and Active Lifestyles for Tomorrow’s Health) is a youth obesity prevention program that was initially funded throughout the state by the NC Health & Wellness Trust Fund.Th e project now continues to function under UNC Health Southeastern's Community Health Services. Nutrition education has been expanded to include those schools receiving the Fruit and Vegetable Grant. Developing on-site school walking trails has provided increased opportunity for physical activity for both students and teachers.
The Healthy Robeson Task Force
The Healthy Robeson Task Force is a collaborative group of concerned citizens representing a broad range of local agencies such as health care, human service, education, clergy, business and the community at large. Th e vision of the community partnership is to establish Robeson County as the healthiest county in North Carolina.
Substance Misuse Awareness and Recovery Taskforce (S.M.A.R.T.)
The Substance Misuse Awareness and Recovery Taskforce works to reduce substance use in the county. Th e coalition works to strengthen community partnership between organizations focused on serving those with substance use disorders and raise awareness on services off ered by existing substance use providers. Current lines of action for the coalition include the Medicine Take Back Program, increasing permanent medicine drop boxes in pharmacies and law enforcement offi ces, provider (physicians, dentists, pharmacists) education and enrollment in the Controlled Substance Reporting System, and providing naloxone training for local law enforcement.
Wellness on Wheels (W.O.W.) Educational Mobile Unit
UNC Health Southeastern’s Wellness on Wheels Educational Mobile Unit (commonly known as W.O.W.) is tasked with immersing our programs into the undeserved communities of our region. Wellness on Wheels is available to take to events and programs to areas that would otherwise not have programming due to inadequate facilities.