Monarch, The Arc, community partner to host health screenings to help improve health of people with I/DD

Health screeings3Through this project, The Arc of North Carolina will have the opportunity to pilot local health screenings, provide assistance with health care navigation and lead health promotion activities for people with I/DD across the state.  This project will assist in improving health literacy, correct preventable health disparities, and empower individuals with I/DD to become better and more informed partners in their overall health.

On a June 24, Monarch in partnership with The Outer Banks Hospital, Surf Pediatrics and many dedicated volunteers helped to host Health Meet at the Dare County Center in Manteo. Screenings were scheduled for individuals with I/DD ages 16 and up.

 

 

“We are very excited about participating in this milestone event,” said Renate Macchirole, community inclusion specialist at Monarch. “Having national recognition of gaps in medical services for people with I/DD is a huge leap for our community and we are proud to be part of the process of initiating change.”

If you are interested learning more about the project or know of an individual who would benefit from this screening, please contact Renate Macchirole, at (252) 256-0347 or renate.macchirole@monarchnc.org or Sandy Scarborough, at (252) 216-6816 or sandyf@darenc.com.