The mission of the Greene County Health Department is to Protect, Preserve and Enhance the public health of Greene County through a commitment to the principles of public health practice in our community.

Joy Brock, Director

227 Kingold Boulevard, Suite B
Snow Hill, NC 28580
Phone (252) 747-8183
Fax (252) 747-4040



Job Vacancy - Social Worker II

Social Worker II (Full-time) Greene County Department of Public Health is accepting applications for a Social Worker II who will serve as the Care Coordination for Children (CC4C) Case Manager. The primary purpose of this position is to serve the care management needs of Medicaid-eligible children from birth to age 5 in Greene County. The purpose of the care management role is to recognize the target group that needs care management by referral or risk determination. This position utilizes evidence-based strategies directed by state guidelines to improve health outcomes of the target population and to reduce medical costs. This involves a variety of duties, but not limited to, planning, providing, and reporting the health services provided at the Greene County Department of Public Health and coordinating services with other community agencies and care providers.

The following knowledge, skills and abilities will be required for this position:  good counseling skills, social assessment skills, communication and organizational skills, able to work with low literacy families; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply the principles and practices of public health; knowledge of available resources and organizations and the ability to coordinate these as needed: general knowledge of current social and economic problems relating to public health, including health disparities; ability to plan, coordinate, and implement program directives; ability to deal tactfully with others and to exercise good judgment in appraising situations and making decisions; ability to work in partnership with clients and with other service providers to elicit needed information and to maintain effective working relationships; ability to record accurately services rendered and to interpret and explain records, reports, and medical instructions; adequate computer skills to allow communication, patient record documentation, and accessing of information.

Required Minimum Training:The CC4C Case Manager must meet care and case coordination competencies.  Applicant must have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in social work from an accredited college or university with a minimum of two years experience in social work.

Hiring Salary Range: $34,892 - $38,175 (depends on education and experience). Includes the county benefits package.

Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, official transcripts, and PD-107 (state application) to:

Greene County Department of Public Health
Attention: Social Worker II Vacancy
227 Kingold Blvd., Suite B
Snow Hill, NC 28580

No applications will be accepted after close of business on March 22, 2019.



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Greene County Department of Public Health Awarded Reaccreditation Designation

Five health departments were awarded reaccreditation status by the North Carolina Local Health Department Accreditation (NCLHDA) Board on November 16th, 2018.  They are Cherokee County Health Department, Greene County Department of Public Health, Iredell County Health Department, Johnston County Public Health Department, and Union County Human Services - Division of Public Health.

“All of the agencies recently achieving reaccreditation have much to be proud of.  They have not only demonstrated their ability to meet a set of important performance standards, but excelled in many areas.  Through reaccreditation, these agencies demonstrate a strong commitment to continuously work to improve the quality of services provided to their respective communities,” comments Amy Belflower Thomas, NC Local Health Department Accreditation Administrator.

Reaccreditation with Honors designation was awarded to four agencies: Greene County Department of Public Health, Iredell County Health Department, Johnston County Public Health Department, and Union County Human Services - Division of Public Health.  This honorary designation was implemented for the first time in Fall of 2017 to recognize agencies that especially excelled in their accreditation assessment by missing one or less activities within each of five standards set by the NCLHDA program.  The program is especially pleased to see that this special recognition was achieved by such a diverse group of local health departments - including rural, urban, large, and small health departments.

North Carolina is the first state in the country to mandate accreditation for its local health departments.  The purpose of the accreditation program is to assure a basic level of capacity and services in each of the local health departments across the state.

Since the pilot program involving six local health departments began in 2004, all eighty-five health departments have been initially accredited in NC and, as of May 18th, 2018, have been reaccredited at least once.  The process of accreditation includes three major components – a self-assessment completed by the agency, a site visit by a multidisciplinary team of peers to review performance standards, and determination of accreditation status by an independent Accreditation Board comprised of state and local public health officials, Board of Health members, County Commissioners, and public members.

The NC Local Health Department Accreditation program is a collaboration of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health (part of the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and the North Carolina Association of Local Health Directors.

Pictured: Chris Dobbins, Accreditation Board Chair. Joy Brock, Agency Accreditation Coordinator & Health Director. Amy B. Thomas, Accreditation Administrator. Tommy Jarrell, Lead Site Visitor.


Interested in serving on the Board of Health?

The Greene County Board of Health is currently seeking two individuals to serve on the board. We are recruiting for the following vacancies: Registered Nurse and Professional Engineer. Someone that's interested in serving on the board can serve in lieu of the position. You must be a Greene County resident and attend 75% of the meetings. The Greene County Board of Health meets the 2nd Tuesday of every other month at 7 p.m. If you're interested in applying, click here for the Board Appointment Form.



Friends of Phillip, (NA) Narcotics Anonymous Group

Meetings are held every Monday Night from 6:30-7:30 PM

at the Hookerton Recreation Park Building

484 Morris BBQ Road

Hookerton, NC 28538

All who want to find peace in recovery are welcome!


The Greene County NAranon (for family and friends of people in recovery or active addiction) Group meets every Thursday Night from 6:30-7:30 PM in the same location as listed above.


CONTACT: Melissa at (919) 583-3551 for more information.



Attention WIC Shoppers: NC eWIC is here!

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Convenient - Buy only the foods you need when you shop. See your benefits balance and approved products list on your smartphone.
Learn More - Ask about NC eWIC at your local WIC office. Located at Greene County Department of Public Health, 227 Kingold Boulevard, Snow Hill. Phone (252) 747-3244
Click here for the English flyer. Click here for the Spanish flyer.


2017 State of the County Health Report

Greene County Department of Public Health is pleased to share the 2017 State of the County Health (SOTCH) Report. This report provides an annual review of the health of our community, tracks progress regarding health priorities and concerns, and identifies new initiatives and emerging issues that affect the health status of Greene County residents.  The information is designed to educate and update community members, community leaders, elected officials and local agencies.  Click here to view the 2017 SOTCH Report.

For more information about how public health is working for you, feel free to contact Joy S. Brock by phone (252) 747-8183 or email

County residents are also encouraged to attend regular meetings of the Greene County Board of Health to learn more about public health in the county.  The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Health is Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Health Department.


2015 Community Health Assessment 

The Community Health Assessment process is a four‐year cycle in which local health departments across North Carolina are charged with the responsibility of conducting a Community Health Assessment (CHA) in their respective counties. The CHA is required of public health departments in the consolidated agreement between the North Carolina Division of Public Health and the local public health agency. Furthermore, a CHA is required for local public health department accreditation through the NC Local Health Department Accreditation Board (G.S. § 130A-34.1).

Community Health Assessments are the foundation for improving and promoting the health of the community. The role of the assessment is to identify factors that affect the health of a population and determine the availability of resources within the community to adequately address those issues. The completed CHA serves as the basis for prioritizing the community’s health needs and culminates in planning to meet those needs.

To view the 2015 Community Health Assessment for Greene County, please click here.



Community Health & Wellness Resource List

Click here to access the Greene County Community Health & Wellness Resource List


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To view the complete Nondiscrimination Statement in English and Spanish, please click here.


For more information regarding public health issues or health department services, contact Joy S. Brock at (252) 747-8183 or