Dare County has declared a State of Emergency due to the unprecedented public health threat posed by COVID-19 and determined that restrictions and prohibitions are necessary to protect public health and safety and are also in keeping with the President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America. Visitors and non-resident property owners are prohibited from entering Dare County. View details at   Click here for the latest information on COVID-19. 




Peer Power

Peer Power is a peer health education program where high school students are trained as health educators to positively influence elementary and middle school student’s health behaviors related to:

  • Nutrition

  • Physical Activity

  • Alcohol

  • Tobacco

  • Other drug usage

After training is completed, Peer Power Health Educators teach elementary school and middle school students in Dare County schools 3-4 days a week.

School Health Nursing

Our department provides health services to Dare County Public School students by stationing public health nurses in each school. We are proud to provide services that includes screening, evaluation, treatment, health education and case management for students with chronic diseases and/or other special health care needs.

In addition to providing health education for staff and students; surveillance and reporting of infectious or communicable diseases; school vaccination clinics; general first aid; and treatment/referrals relating to minor illnesses, our school nurses track school entry required vaccines and provide vaccines to ensure that the children of Dare County are protected.