Johnston Health is committed to educating the community on prevention, management, and treatment of all types of health problems. We host several events throughout the year to give community members a chance to meet our doctors and staff and learn about the services that are available in Johnston County. Many of our events are free and open to the public, and others have fees associated with them as a fundraiser for the Johnston Health Foundation.
Click below for details on individual events.
Camp Courage is a bereavement camp for children ages 6-16 who have experienced the lost of a loved one. Put on by the SECU Hospice House, this camp works to provide the children with the necessary tools they need to express their feelings in a healthy way through expressive art activities, games, and music.
The holidays can be a hard time for anyone who has lost a loved one, especially children. Courage Through the Holidays is a bereavement workshop for children ages 6 to 16 who have experienced the death of someone they love. The workshop provides a supportive and safe environment for them to share their feelings with one another.
The Health Chat speaker series is a FREE community event where we invite experts to come and speak to the community about various health topics. Usually held in both Smithfield and Clayton, these presentations are made to inform our community about specific diseases and prevention, tips and tricks to staying health, and hot topics in the medical world. Health Chats are always free and serve light refreshments. We hope you’ll join us.
Ring in the new year with JoCo Jumpstart! This wellness event encourages the community to start the new year off with a healthy lifestyle by knowing their numbers and having fun! A variety of free screenings and vital health information are given to equip our community members with the tools they need to be successful in accomplishing their health goals.
In Johnston County heart disease is the #1 cause of death followed by stroke at #3. The Johnston Health Heart Challenge raises awareness about the risk factors associated with heart disease and encourages families to live a healthy and active lifestyle. During the event participants race to stations and must complete heart healthy activities. Will you take the challenge?
Grab your girlfriends and mark your calendars for our Ladies Night Out event! This FREE educational event focuses on breast cancer awareness and women’s health! It’s an evening full of shopping, good food, great music and hospital employees and physicians onsite to answer your health questions. Enjoy a night of celebrating your health!
Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer for men in the U.S. In September (Prostate Cancer Awareness Month), Dr. Mohamed and Dr. Lippitt offer the men of our community a FREE prostate screening.
This community 5k raises money for the Angel Fund and the Healthy Kids Fund. The Angel Fund provides assistance to patients going through cancer treatments and the Healthy Kids fund raises money to educate children in our community about how to live a healthy lifestyle.