RAO Community Health to Host ‘Care Village’ with Cabarrus County Partners

CABARRUS COUNTY, NC (WBTV) – With the slogan “It takes a village to have an impact,” RAO Community Health, in partnership with Cabarrus Health Alliance and the Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County, is hosting a “Care Village to help create a nutritious, physical, and equitable community by addressing health disparities in Cabarrus County.

RAO seeks to provide a safe and collective space for community members to access various resources dedicated to health and well-being in Mecklenburg and Cabarrus County. Through this collaboration, the partners will bring together local community organizations that also serve to create healthier communities and improve access to cars and resources.

This event is open to the public. Drop-in visits are welcome for HIV testing, COVID-19 vaccinations, and live cooking demonstrations, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Pre-registration here.

RAO Community Health, Cabarrus Health Alliance and other local community organizations to provider. The list of other participating providers includes: 1,2,3 Jump, Cabarrus Breast Health Center Carolina Complete Health, Community Free Clinic, Community Yoga, Endless Opportunities, Gamma Epsilon Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital , Maximus – NCEB, Mental Health America of Central Carolinas, Partners Behavioral Health Management, Rise 2 Thrive Family Resource Center and Soulful Healing Yoga

The event takes place Saturday, September 17 from 11:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club of Cabarrus County, 247 Spring St NW, Concord.

Founded on March 31, 2017, RAO Community Health is a non-profit organization located in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. RAO’s goal is to provide medical, social, educational, and mental health support, and HIV/STI prevention care to diverse and underserved populations in the Charlotte metropolitan area. With its PrEP program, clinical services, in-house pharmacy, prevention team, and housing and rental support program for people living with HIV, RAO aims to create a one-stop-shop for holistic care. .

Their mission is to educate, advocate, and support diverse and underserved populations, including the LGBTQ+ community, through compassionate, quality care. As a 2018 recipient of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) grant, RAO strives to bring community members together to create a community coalition to fight against racial and ethnic health. disparities between black/African Americans in Mecklenburg and Cabarrus county.

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