Healthy Franklin County
Healthy Franklin County is an initiative of the United Way of Franklin County (VA)
Originally funded by a grant from the Carilion Foundation, Healthy Franklin County focuses on prevention of obesity and related chronic diseases. Partnering with the Rocky Mount Lifestyle Health Center, a plant-based lifestyle is promoted through educational materials and lifestyle change programs. Click on the above link to learn more about the center and to check their calendar for weekly programming.
Healthy Franklin County also teaches nutrition principles and demonstrates healthy recipes at the annual Teen Cuisine event at Franklin County High School. Comprehensive programming for high school sophomores includes weekly classes on topics like: Yoga and Meditation for Stress Relief; Getting Enough Protein: Where’s the Beef? Dairy Products: Healthy or Harmful? 10,000 steps a Day Challenge; Water, Water, Water and Goodbye to all Sodas; What to Eat in the School Cafeteria; Salt, Sugar, Fat: A Group Reading Project
Franklin County Health Department
365 Pell Avenue
P.O. Box 249
Rocky Mount, VA 24151
The Franklin County Health Department provides specific programs, services, and clinics that are devoted to the promotion of health, prevention of disease, and protection of the environment.
Services for men, women, children, and infants: Immunization, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI), Tuberculosis, pregnancy testing, Family Planning, and Every Woman’s Life (EWL) clinics; communicable disease control; vital statistics (death certificates); chronic disease prevention and management; Nursing Home Screenings; Women Infants and Children (WIC); and Baby Care.
Environmental Health: Rabies control, sewage permits, lead monitoring, well inspections and permits, drinking water information, and restaurant permits and inspections.
Emergency and Disaster Planning: Coordinates with community and governmental agencies to develop and maintain up-to-date, adequate plans for responding to acts of bioterrorism, infectious disease outbreaks and other Public Health emergencies and threats.