Health Promotion - Adolescent Parenting

Adolescent Parenting

This program supports adolescent parents to get an education, acquire job skills, improve parenting abilities and prevent future pregnancies helps them become self-sufficient and better able to support themselves and their families. It also establishes a strong, stable foundation upon which the baby will be raised. By investing in teen parents today, the Adolescent Parenting Program (APP) protects the future of two generations – the young parents themselves and their babies.

Health Promotion - Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention

Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention

This program works to prevent teen pregnancies by educating youth on the importance sexually transmitted disease prevention and birth control options through the implementation of the Making Proud Choices! Program. This program is an eight-module curriculum that provides young adolescents with the knowledge, confidence and skills necessary to reduce their risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), HIV and pregnancy by abstaining from sex or using condoms if they choose to have sex.  It is based on cognitive behavioral theories, focus groups and the researchers’ extensive experience working with youth.

Health Promotion - CEASE


CEASE, the Clinical Effort Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure, is a program developed to effectively address family tobacco use.

Health Promotion - LARC


Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives may be chosen by women as a method to reduce unintended pregnancies.

Health Promotion - Improving Maternal and Child Health Outcomes

Improving Maternal and Child Health Outcomes

The Improving Community Outcomes for Maternal and Child Health (ICO4MCH) initiative addresses those three aims. Our local health department implements one evidence-based strategy in each of the three aims (reducing infant mortality, improving birth outcomes, and improving the health status of children ages birth to five).

Health Promotion - Family Planning Health Education

Family Planning Health Education

Family Planning is offered at the health department and at UNCP. Long-acting reversible contraceptives are also offered.

Please call (910) 671-3410 and (910) 671-3408 for an appointment or for more information.

Health Promotion - Parents as teachers

Parents as Teachers

Parents As Teachers (PAT) is a nationally affiliated, respected family education and support program that believes that the parent is the child’s first and most important teacher and that all children are born to learn.  PAT vision:  All parents will be their child’s best first teachers.  This is a voluntary and free service open to all children between the ages of birth to 5 residing in Robeson County.  The PAT program is funded by Smart Start.  Smart Start funds are administered at the local level through the Robeson County Partnership for Children.
Health Promotion - Safe Kids

Safe Kids

The mission of the Robeson County Safe Kids Coalition is to develop, implement and evaluate prevention programs in an effort to reduce the number of Robeson County children killed due to unintentional and preventable injuries.

Health Promotion - Car Seat Safety

Car Seat Safety

The program assists parents and other caregivers in providing a limited number of low cost child restraints and education on their use to qualifying families. Only trained, qualified personnel are allowed to provide educational and installation assistance to parents/caregivers.

Health Promotion - Chronic Disease Prevention

Chronic Disease Prevention

Information and education is offered on managing chronic conditions and the importance of healthy eating and physical activity.

Health Promotion - Substance Misuse and Prevention

Substance Misuse and Prevention

The health department works with community partners and organizations to address substance misuse and participates in events such as Take-Back events. Please call for more information.

Health Promotion - Breastfeeding


WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors provide breastfeeding support to WIC participants

Health Promotion - Health Education Service Request Form

Health Education Service Request Form

Our Health Educator works with community members to address chronic disease prevention(heart disease, stroke diabetes), obesity, substance misuse and other conditions.  Workshops and classes are provided for community members.