healthy outside the hospital
We have two programs supporting our community outside the hospital:
Know your Basics and You Can.
Know Your Basics
Know Your Basics offers health screenings and health education out in the community—in shopping malls, churches, farmers markets, schools, and even hair salons.
In partnership with nursing students from three local colleges, we conduct blood pressure screenings, check blood sugar, and measure BMI. At our Know Your Basics events, we also distribute health education information, including recipes and lists of local health resources, and help people sign up for health insurance.
Our You Can program brings hospital employees and doctors into classrooms and brings students to the hospital to learn about nutrition and health. In the schools, we talk with students about jobs in healthcare. In the hospital, we welcome students who learn about hygiene, how to prevent getting sick and how to select healthy foods—students even take a cooking class and bring home a recipe. We want students in our community to be healthy. We also want them to know there are many options for them and to to work in healthcare when they grow up.