Child Health

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The Child Health Program is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the children of Scotland County. The goal is to prevent mortality and morbidity among children and youth by providing education, and other preventative efforts to reduce the incidence of communicable diseases and other conditions. Health services include, Orthopedic Clinic, WIC, Lead & Sickle Cell Testing and Follow-Up, and Immunizations. The program participates in various community and outreach activities.

School Health initiatives are planned yearly in conjunction with the school system providing education, collaboration, and various committee involvements.

Scotland County’s Child Fatality Prevention Team

In 1993, local CFPT’s were established to conduct county-level reviews of non-Department of Social Services (DSS) related child fatalities, identify system problems, & make recommendations locally, & to the State Team, that are based on case reviews.  Like most counties in North Carolina, Scotland County’s local Child Fatality Team (CFPT-Health Department) & Community Child Protection Team (CCPT-DSS) work together as a combined unit to accomplish these tasks.  The State of NC requires a minimum of (4) meetings per calendar year, but our local team meets (5) times, to ensure this mandate is met. The CFPT/CCPT subcommittee, which consists of members of the main team, meet separately from the main team, on an as needed basis to work on the assessment, planning, & implementation of selected promotion & awareness activities.

Motto: Learning from our past, to protect our future

For more information or for persons interested in joining the team, contact Maria Roberts, RN BSN, Scotland County CFPT Chairperson, at (910) 277-2470 ext. 4508 or by e-mail at or Heather Wyke,  Scotland County CFPT Review Coordinator at (910) 277-2470 ext. 4424 or by e-mail at