Health and Wellness Community Health Fair in Enfield!
It’s the community gardens popping up around town. It’s baked chicken and water added to the church congregational lunches. It’s the new weight lifting equipment at the community college. These are some of the small ways Halifax County is fighting back against obesity and heart disease.
In 2015 and the years preceding, Halifax County came in almost dead last North Carolina’s county health rankings at 99 out of 100.
In an effort to promote reading and encourage healthy eating habits and physical activity, the Roanoke Valley Community Health Initiative distributed more than three dozen reading kits to public libraries and elementary schools across Halifax and Northampton counties.
On January 19, reading kits were distributed from the Health Education department of Halifax Regional Medical Center, which served as the hub of activity for kit assembly and as a distribution point to library and school representatives.