Health Comes First

 National Healthcare Decisions Day

Carolinas HealthCare System is proud to participate in a nationwide effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making. Throughout the month of April, learn how you can make your wishes known and complete your advance directive at one of the National Healthcare Decisions Day events at various CHS sites.

Attend a National Healthcare Decisions Day event to:

  • Learn how Advance Directives like a Health Care Power of Attorney or Living Will can help you stay in control of your medical care
  • Have the opportunity to make an Advance Directive
  • Learn what to do with your completed Advance Directives

These sites will have a Notary available to assist with Advance Directive completion.

When it comes right down to it, nothing is more important in life than your own health and the health of your loved ones. Carolinas HealthCare System LiveWELL is here to help you and those close to you tackle any health issues head-on and realize a healthier, happier life. You’ll find an ever-expanding list of resources and tools on this page to help you get healthier, so check back regularly and see what’s new. Some great resources to start out with are the interactive Health Calculator and Portion Size Plate tool below.

"It’s Personal"

Getting healthy” means something different for every one of us. From losing weight, to rehabbing after a sports injury, to quitting smoking, to reducing cholesterol, to battling depression, we all have our own goals to set and realize when it come to working towards a healthier, happier, more fulfilling life. As you set out on your personal health journey, remember to use every resource available to you and lean on those around you for support and encouragement. Do not get discouraged in the face setbacks; as long as you stay committed to reaching your goals, you’ll get there—and even go far beyond anything you thought you could ever achieve!

For specific tools and resources related to the CHS LiveWELL Health Plan, visit Your Health and Retirement.

Visit Your Health and Retirement

Review the Preventive Care Guide.


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