Connecting the dots for wellness and disease prevention
Novant Health isn’t just here for you when you are sick. We’re with you every step of your journey toward health and wellness.
Novant Health has committed to an unprecedented community wellness initiative to dramatically improve the health of the 5 million people who live in communities we serve by identifying and helping treat prediabetes, high blood pressure and obesity. In 2014 alone, we will proactively screen 500,000 people for these three health conditions across our four-state footprint.
We will offer screenings at events, community health fairs and workplaces. In addition, our clinics throughout our service areas are committed to screening every patient during clinical examinations.
Since 2010, Novant Health has led a “search and rescue” mission to find patients with undiagnosed diabetes who were admitted to our hospitals for other reasons. Since then, we have diagnosed nearly 6,000 people with diabetes. We’re not stopping there. Our mission is now expanding as we tackle the underlying culprits for many life-threatening and debilitating chronic diseases, such as diabetes.
Your physician will play a key role in helping you prevent and manage these health conditions. If you do not have a physician, you can access our online directory. If you already have a Novant Health physician, we encourage you sign-up for MyChart, our online patient health record. Through this easy-to-use portal, you can make doctor’s appointments, ask your care team questions, request prescription refills and view your health information. This important tool allows your nurses, doctors and other staff to partner with you to help manage any health conditions you may have and to ensure you receive needed prevention and treatment services.