Wayne UNC Health Care Health Initiatives & Promos
At Wayne UNC Health Care, we are firmly committed to improving the health of our community by revitalizing approaches to disease prevention and health promotion. To demonstrate that, we have taken a leadership role in providing extensive healthcare initiatives and health promotions in Goldsboro, NC and throughout our community. Each and every day thousands of Wayne County citizens are improving their health by participating in a wide range of programs throughout the corporate community and in our schools.
Better Health in the Workplace
Wayne UNC Health Care’s Corporate Health Promotion Services Department is made up of a team of Occupational and Environmental Health Nurses who specialize in providing health and safety programs to workers and community groups. These nurses focus on promotion and restoration of health, prevention of illness and injury, and protection from work-related and environmental hazards.
At Wayne UNC Health Care, we can offer your employees:
- Worker’s Comp Follow-Up
- Wellness Programs
- Health Risk Assessments
- Weight-Control Programs
- Health Screenings
School Health Promotion Services Department
Wayne UNC Health Care’s School Health Promotion Services Department promotes health and wellness activities that support student achievement for children in the Wayne County Public Schools system. The primary goal of the service is to eliminate barriers that keep students with chronic health conditions from learning and reaching their potential in the classroom. As a result of this program, students who would ordinarily have to miss school are now able to attend regularly.
WISH: Wayne Health Initiative for School Health
Wayne UNC Health Care works in partnership with our county schools. The Wayne Initiative for School Health (WISH) program operates school-based health centers in select middle and high schools.
Because of the WISH comprehensive health program, we’ve seen an impressive decrease in pregnancy and absentee rates in schools where there is a WISH clinic. Eighty nine percent of the student population participates in the WISH Program. All six WISH Centers are credentialed by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. This award-winning program succeeds because it is a high priority for Wayne UNC Health Care and its partnering organizations.
- Wayne UNC Health Care
- Wayne County Schools
- Wayne County Health Department
- Goldsboro Pediatrics
- Eastpointe Medical Health
- Communities in Schools
- Wayne Department of Social Services
- Wayne County Commissioners
- Goldsboro City Council
School Nurses – Keeping Wayne County Kids in School
Our certified school nurses work on-site in elementary, middle and high schools throughout Wayne County. They work closely with teachers, staff, parents, pediatricians, family care doctors and the students themselves to develop individualized plans of care. As a result of this program, students who would ordinarily have to miss school are now able to attend regularly.
This skilled group of nurses makes a big difference in the lives of our youth. They not only help them stay healthy, they help reduce absenteeism and keep kids in school. Today, these Wayne UNC Health Care nurses provide care in over 30 of our local schools, and, despite over 17,000 visits a year to the school nurse, 80 percent of those students remain in school because of this intervention.
Find out more about this program by calling 919.731.6310.
W.A.T.C.H.: Helping Wayne County Live Well
The Wayne Action Teams for Community Health (W.A.T.C.H.) pioneered the concept of free mobile medical units in North Carolina. The WATCH mobile unit is the only free mobile primary health clinic in the state. W.A.T.C.H. also operates two stationary clinics –– one inside the Goldsboro Family YMCA and another on the campus of Wayne UNC Health Care. Each year, W.A.T.C.H. provides primary acute healthcare and indicated lab work to thousands of patients, as well as dispenses more than $2.5 million in free medications.
Wayne UNC Health Care is the only local healthcare provider for a large population of uninsured people, and it is through the support of W.A.T.C.H. that we are able to improve access to care. W.A.T.C.H. also addresses the promotion of healthy behaviors through an obesity treatment and prevention program, WIL (W.A.T.C.H. Initiative for Life) in collaboration with the Goldsboro Family YMCA and Wayne United Way. W.A.T.C.H. works to prevent substance abuse through the W.A.T.C.H. Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force, as well as supporting the W.A.T.C.H. Teen Pregnancy Task Force in our community. W.A.T.C.H. supports GoWayneGo by providing a coordinator to facilitate healthy eating and increased physical activity in Wayne County.
W.A.T.C.H. holds a benefit golf tournament every year at Walnut Creek Country Club on the first Thursday in October to raise local funds for operations. To learn more about W.A.T.C.H., call 919.731.6934.
For more than 100 years, Wayne UNC Health Care has been providing trustworthy medical care, along with community outreach programs like WISH & W.A.T.C.H., in Clinton, Goldsboro, Greenville, Kinston, LaGrange, Mount Olive, Princeton, Rocky Mount, Smithfield, Wilson and beyond in Wayne County, NC.