Novant Health takes an active part in the communities we serve. Here are a few of the events we have regularly attended in recent years:
Pride is an annual festival highlighting the self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and increased visibility of LGBTQ people as a community. Novant Health participates in Pride in various communities, including Charlotte, Salisbury and Winston Salem. Each year we offer resources to LGBTQ patients and visitors by connecting them with compassionate providers and services we offer.
The word, ‘Eustress,” (pronounced yoo-stress) is a positive form of stress having a beneficial effect on health, motivation, performance, and emotional well-being. The Black + African American business resource group (BRG) sponsors this event to raise awareness and support for those in our community living with mental health challenges. This annual event is geared towards the Black community, especially students, young adults, and athletes.
Hola Charlotte is the largest Hispanic Heritage celebration in Charlotte highlighting Latin American culture and all its richness. The event engages both Hispanics of all backgrounds and ages and the general public. The Novant Health community cruiser was at HOLA Festival in Charlotte and provided over 160 flu shots free of charge.
Festival of India
This annual cultural festival showcases an array of Indian dance, food, art, music and Bollywood entertainment. The Novant Health Asian business resource group enlists volunteers, including clinicians, to be on site to provide education on a variety of health and wellness topics including mammography, heart disease, advanced care planning, and integrative medicine.
Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America coordinates wreath¬laying ceremonies at more than 2,100 locations across the United States, at sea and abroad. The Novant Health Veterans business resource group gathers volunteers each December to lay wreaths on the graves of military veterans in our community.
Vida y Salud
Novant Health is proud to have sponsored and presented Vida y Salud (Life and Health), a premier health and wellness event for Latino and Hispanic families in the greater Charlotte area. Several Novant Health team members, including members of our Latino/Hispanic business resource group (BRG), attended the expo to provide free screenings and connect attendees with healthcare resources for themselves and their families.