Our Healthy Carolinians Partnership, Frankly Healthy, is a partnership between several organizations and individuals. The mission of Frankly Healthy is to improve health status and prevent premature death and injury for residents of the county regardless of age, race, income or educational level through a collaborative community effort.
Health Priorities In 2003, a Community Health Assessment was completed to determine the health concerns of Franklin County. Based on the results of the Assessment, Frankly Healthy choose two prioroty areas, and divided into working groups in order to work more effectively. The priority areas are Chronic Diseases and Youth Health. The Chronic Diseases group works to develop programs on breast cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, adult obesity and nutrition. The Youth group works on nutrition, physical activity, and teen pregnancy/unsafe sex.
- Franklin County Health Department
- Franklin County Schools
- Franklin County Cooperative Extension
- Department of Social Services
- Franklin County Volunteers in Medicine Clinic
- Louisburg Senior Center
- South Main Street Baptist Church
RaY of HoPe
Reclaiming Your Health for Purposeful Living
Frankly Healthy has developed Ray of Hope, a Health Promotion Kit for churches. Many studies have documented the important role that churches can play in encouraging their members to live healthier lives.
Ray of Hope is for all church members aged 18 and older who want to learn more about making positive and healthy lifestyle choices. This is an exciting and innovative new program for Franklin County churches!
Ray of Hope Newsletters
Main Street Diabetes Project
Frankly Healthy received funding from the Project DIRECT Academy to implement a diabetes education program in Louisburg.
The Main Street Diabetes Project (MSDP) will accomplish the following things: raising awareness of the seriousness of diabetes, educating people about the specifics of diabetes, increasing physical activity, and improving overall diet.
Youth Asthma Program
Franklin County Health Department, in conjunction with Community Care Network and various county agencies, have formed a coalition which has developed a comprehensive Youth Asthma Program designed to educate parents and kids about the illness.
The goals of the program are to decrease the amount of hospital discharges with a primary diagnosis of asthma rates among youth in Franklin County, and increase the underserved population's knowledge as to how this disease relates to behavioral and environmental factors. This will be accomplished by providing participants with the necessary educational and self-management resources.