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

Krafty-WEBCamp 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.

Food For Life

Acquire knowledge about the link between diet and cancer with a FREE nutrition and cooking class. This 4-class series features a different topic each week with nutrition information, cooking demos and delicious recipes all in a supportive group setting. You must register for this event and be a resident of Johnston County.

Health Chat Speaker Series


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.

Ladies Night Out


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 Screenings

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer for men in the U.S. For the month of September, in recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Johnston Health offers FREE PSA Blood Test.

Johnston Health Champions 5K/10K presented by HealthQuest


This community 5k/10k 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.