Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Community Events

Welcome to our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Hub! At UK HealthCare, we believe in fostering a culture that celebrates diversity and promotes inclusivity. Our dedicated Diversity, Equity & Inclusion office organizes a variety of community events to bring people together, share experiences and build meaningful connections. On this page, you'll find information about upcoming events that aim to create a sense of unity within our community. Additionally, we invite you to explore our resources and the photo gallery showcasing the vibrant moments and memories from our past events. Join us on this journey of embracing diversity and promoting equity for a stronger, more inclusive future.

Past events

Holistic Health Awareness Campaign

In March 2023, UK HealthCare’s Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion teamed up with more than 40 UK HealthCare team members and several community partners, including local faith leaders, to launch a monthlong Holistic Health Awareness Campaign.

The events, held during Colon Cancer Awareness Month, focused primarily on colorectal cancer awareness but included screening and prevention of other cancer types as well.

This campaign was a huge success. Our team reached more than 500 people by visiting four African American churches in Lexington throughout the month. Services offered included:

  • Educational tours through an inflatable colon – focusing on colon health and colorectal screening
  • A1C screening
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Kidney health screening
  • General resources about healthy living

Upcoming events

March 10, 2024

Colon Cancer Awareness Month event at Greater Liberty Baptist Church
Will feature colon cancer education, blood pressure education, nutrition education, oral health education, and refreshments

May 19, 2024

Mental Health Awareness Month event at First African Baptist Church
Will feature mental health education and resources, education and interactive activities from UK HealthCare’s Integrative Medicine team, nutrition education, oral health education, and refreshments

Nov. 10, 2024

Cancer Awareness at First Baptist Bracktown
Will feature free A1C and blood pressure screenings, flu shots, guided tours of an inflatable colon, nutrition education, and oral health education