Health Department

Hoke County Health Department

The new Hoke County Health Department is a large modern facility with an area of 19,535 square feet. In this spacious building, employees provide premium health care services to individuals and families from babies to mature adults. The Hoke County Health Department hosts many meetings to unite community leaders on current health issues. Several health promotional activities, such as First Aid / CPR classes, Child birth education classes, and ADA Diabetes Self-Management classes are hosted at the health department throughout the year.

Our Mission

The mission of the Hoke County Health Department is to provide public health services that promote, protect, and preserve the wellness of Hoke County citizens and the surrounding communities.

Our Vision

The vision of the Hoke County Health Department is to lead the way towards increasing awareness of community resources and preventive health services.

Core Values of the Hoke County Health Department

We believe in… 

  • Embracing and respecting the cultural diversity of our community.
  • Fostering positive partnerships with other community agencies.
  • Being an innovative community resource for healthy lifestyle changes.
  • Delivering premier health care services to our patrons.
  • Minimizing health disparities and inequities by striving to be culturally proficient.
  • Creating a positive work environment that promotes professional development among all employees.
  • Providing educational programs to empower participants to strive for excellence in health.
  • Maintaining a "mission ready" department to preserve and protect the community from harmful biological and health threats.
  • Sustaining the public’s trust by always presenting accurate information.  

Staff and Services

The Hoke County Health Department employees consist of approximately 40 employees who work with local, regional and state health care professionals to provide an array of services annually. In addition to providing the mandated public health services, the Hoke County Health Department offers an adult primary care clinic that utilizes a sliding fee scale for self-pay patients. Also, a variety of wellness opportunities are offered to citizens throughout the county.

Management Team

  • Helene Edwards, MS, RD, LDN - Health Director
  • Vacant - Public Health Nursing Supervisor
  • Jenny McDuffie, BS - Administrative Officer
  • Jeff Eudy, RS - Environmental Health Supervisor
  • Natalie Meltzer, RD, LDN, CLC - Nutrition Director
  • Isley Cotton, MSW - OBCM & CC4C Case Management Supervisor
  • Sherita Sutton, MPH, BA, CMA - Public Health Educator
  • Ulva Little-Bennett - Public Health Educator, AAC
  • Tony Locklear - ARTS Coordinator

Hoke County Health Department Strategic Plan (PDF)

2016 Community Resource Directory (PDF)

2018 Hoke County Community Health Assessment (PDF)

Hoke County Health Education Service Request Form (PDF)

Online Community Data Resource List (PDF)

2019 State of the County Health Report (PDF)