Community Health Initiatives

At Catawba Valley Medical Center, our overriding commitment is to improving the health of the people in our community. We

Promoting Early Detection & Healthy Lifestyles

According to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, early diagnosis of a disease significantly improves its chances of being cured

Providing Diabetes Management Resources

In Catawba County, diabetes is most prevalent among males, minorities, and lower-income individuals.  Nearly 10 percent of adults in the

Battling Breast Cancer in Our Communities

In Catawba County, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis among women. Because of the increasing numbers of new

Overcoming Barriers to Learning in Our Schools

Thirty percent of students identified at risk for not achieving success on end of grade tests and who receive school

Healthy Hearts through Healthier Lifestyles

While the death rate from heart disease is lower in Catawba County than statewide averages, it still claims the most

Confidential, Comprehensive Care for HIV/AIDS Patients

In 2007, 1,943 new HIV/AIDS cases were reported in North Carolina. Over recent years, North Carolina has averaged more than

Increasing the Safety of Children in Our Community

There is nothing worse for a parent than losing a child. Now imagine if that tragedy would have been prevented.

Delivering Care to Mothers in Need

In Catawba County, minority populations have a higher percentage of delivering low birth weight babies (less than 5 lbs., 8