A faith-driven community event in Greensboro this Thursday offers a full day of free workshops on healthy eating, mental health, HIV prevention and more. Its organizers say they hope to raise awareness about inequities in the health care system.
Jessica Stokes, associate director for Partners in Health and Wholeness, which is a program of the North Carolina Council of Churches, said she hopes the “Faith and Health Summit” gives people the tools they need to improve their health and a safe space to talk about important but often stigmatized public health issues.
“We are concerned about how many North Carolinians live with preventable diseases,” Stokes explained. “And we also care about the emotional well-being of all North Carolinians.”
The summit will feature a mobile clinic for blood-pressure screenings and COVID testing, and for those who need mental-health support, licensed counselors will be available for listening sessions. The event will be held at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Greensboro.