Prevention initiatives for children, adults and older adults.

Community health programs are designed to make wellness and prevention resources accessible right in your own community. Every member of your family can improve their health by eating well, getting regular checkups and vaccinations, and staying physically active. Healthier habits help your body handle the stress of recovering from an illness or injury. Some habits, like washing your hands regularly, can even reduce the chances of getting sick in the first place.

Community Health Programs

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Longstanding initiatives have given us a head start on many community health improvement strategies encouraged by health care reform. Services provided by ECU Health Medical Center’s Community Health Programs include primary, secondary and tertiary prevention initiatives for the pediatric, adult and older adult populations.

The following are part of the Community Health Programs department:

For more information about Community Health Programs, please call 

Our Location: 604-A Medical Drive, Greenville, NC 27834

Community Health Improvement

Health care reform has elevated the importance of prevention, ensuring that not-for-profit hospitals address community health improvements with population health. Community Health Improvement (CHI) at ECU Health Medical Center is designed to facilitate and coordinate collaborative programming with internal departments and services as well as external community partners to align with the most recent Community Health Needs Assessment priorities.

Current health improvement priorities include:

  • Access to Care / Social Determinants of Health (Individuals living below 200% FPL)
  • Healthy Lifestyles (Limited access to healthy food)
  • Mental Health (Adverse Childhood Experiences)

For more information about CHI programming, please call 252-847-6077.

Our Location: 604-A Medical Drive, Greenville, NC 27834

Senior Services

Senior citizens are the fastest growing segment of the population, both nationally and locally. In recognition of the need to serve this important population, ECU Health Medical Center partners with local providers and community-based agencies. Together, we create special programs that identify and address senior health and social needs, improve access to care, and enhance the quality of life for older adults.

The Senior Services program helps those aged 55 or older lead healthier, more independent lives. Services include:

  • Health and social support education unique to needs of seniors
  • Chronic disease screening and referral
  • Dementia Friendly Initiative
  • Monthly GoldPath Senior’s Program (Third Thursday of each month at 10 a.m.)
  • Medicare counseling and Part D enrollment
  • Resources for caregivers
  • Advanced care planning support
  • Fire and fall prevention Awareness
  • Monthly GoldPath newsletter

For more information about Senior Services, please call 252-847-0550.

Our Location: 604-A Medical Drive, Greenville, NC 27834

School Health Program

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Children and adolescents can experience a wide range of issues – physical, social, emotional and behavioral – impacting their ability to participate in school. School Health Program nurses work with pre-K through 12th grade students in Pitt County Schools to help students, parents and teachers manage these challenges and improve student health and academic performance. They do this by coordinating programs that promote good health among students and team members.

Activities include:

  • Assessment of student and team members health needs
  • Assistance with access to medical, vision and dental care
  • Coordination of care for students with chronic health issues, including development of health plans and emergency action plans
  • Collaboration between the school and health care providers
  • Management of the medication administration process
  • Participation in 504 and Individualized Education Plans for health issues
  • Provision of health-related counseling and education
  • Coordination of educational programs on disease and injury prevention

Hospital nurses, physicians, community health providers, families, school staff and students may make referrals to the program. For more information about the School Health Program, please call 252-847-6576.

Our Location: 604-A Medical Drive, Greenville, NC 27834