Expanded Food Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) serves low-income families with children under age 19.  The mission is to educate these families on healthy eating, budgeting, how to keep food safe, and physical activity.  For more information, contact NC Cooperative Extension at (910) 592-7161.


Sugar Buddies is a free diabetes support group that meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm at The Center for Health + Wellness.  A different diabetes issue is discussed each month.  Join us and learn more!  For more information, contact The Center for Health + Wellness at (910) 596-5406. 


Diabetes Education

Healthy Programs


The Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation (WISEWOMAN) Project provides cardiovascular disease screening, intervention, counseling and referral services to BCCCP enrolled women.  WISEWOMAN’s mission is to provide low-income, underinsured, or uninsured 40- to 64-year old women with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities to improve their diet, physical activity, and other life habits to prevent, delay, or control cardiovascular and other chronic diseases.  For more information, contact Sampson County Health Department at (910) 592-1131. 

Sugar Buddies

Fitness Renaissance


The North Carolina Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (NC BCCCP) provides free or low-cost breast and cervical cancer screenings and follow-up to eligible women in North Carolina who are between ages 40 - 64 for breast screening services and 21 - 64 for cervical screening services.  Services include: clinical breast exams; screening mammograms; pap tests; diagnostic procedures (diagnostic mammograms, ultrasounds, colposcopies, breast and cervical biopsies); and medical consultations to eligible women.  For more information, contact Sampson County Health Department at (910) 592-1131.

Supervised Therapeutic Exercise Program (STEP) is a group monitored exercise program designed for those who desire participation in an exercise program but want or need a structured, safe, monitored exercise program.  If you've suffered a heart attack or are challenged with chronic disease, COPD, or congestive heart failure, the road to recovery may seem long.  Exercising alone can be scary, but the journey to a healthier lifestyle is made easier with STEP.  For more information, contact The Center for Health + Wellness at (910) 596-5400.

Fitness Renaissance is an awards program designed to reward achievements of students individualized fitness goals in grades K-3.  Dr. Tommy Newton, a Sampson County physician, developed this unique program in which students concentrate on one selected physical activity (shuttle run, v-sit reach, pull up, flex arm hang, quarter mile run) each nine week grading period.  At the end of the school year, students receive a gold medal if they achieve their individualized goal each period of the school year and a silver medal if they achieve their goal all but one period of the school year.

Diabetes Self-Management Education is designed for patients diagnosed with diabetes that need formal diabetes education.  Patients receive information on monitoring, meal planning, medications, complications, physical activity and stress management.  Diabetes education is offered by Sampson County Health Department and by Sampson Regional Medical Center at The Center for Health + Wellness.  For more information about the program, contact Sampson County Health Department at (910) 592-1131.