Scott Launches Health Literacy Program

Brooke Scott

The Board of Directors of the Rockingham County Literacy Project (RCLP) is pleased to announce that Brooke Scott is its new Health Educator.  Scott started in her new position this summer.  She is a Burlington native and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, holding the Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Health Education with a concentration in Community Health Education.  Scott is also a Certified Health Education Specialist.  She is passionate about her new position and states, "I knew this could be the place where I could make a difference for the residents of Rockingham County and the students of the RCLP."

The RCLP’s Health Literacy program is made possible by a grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, made available through the Rockingham County Healthcare Alliance.  Scott plans to work with the RCLP, the Clara F. Gunn Community Health Center and the Free Clinic of Rockingham County (both in Reidsville), the James Austin Health Center (in Eden), local physicians, and interested community members.

Scott will focus mainly on primary prevention by creating programs that teach and provide those interested with steps on how to stop smoking, lower blood pressure, eat well, exercise, etc.  She maintains, “I aim to make sure that the class sessions are interactive and discussion based, as well as including practice with reading and writing related to health literacy.”

The Rockingham County Literacy Project offers one-on-one and small group instruction in the basic skills areas of reading, writing, speaking English, and math.  These offerings cover a wide range depending on the needs and literacy goals of the students.

Persons interested the Health Literacy program at the RCLP may contact Scott at 336.627.0007, email her at bscott@rcliteracyproject.org, and visit the Health Education page of our website.