Rural Health Group – Henderson
Rural Health Group, a nonprofit community health center based in Roanoke Rapids, provides health-related services to underserved residents of northeastern North Carolina. Though the center has provided services for Edgecombe, Halifax and Northampton county residents since 1974, it lacked a facility to provide services in Vance and Warren counties.
The Rural Center provided a $360,000 grant to help the center renovate a former gym in Henderson for its new full-service community health facility. Rural Health Group is the only health center that serves uninsured residents of Vance and Warren counties, where nearly a quarter of the population lacks medical insurance. The project also enabled the creation of 30 jobs, including medical assistants, dentists and support staff.