Baptist Healthy Communities

If you are interested in signing up for Baptist Healthy Communities and have not already done so, please visit baptistcommunities.org. For more information or to make sure your faith organization or community agency is on our list, please contact us at 901-227-3512 or annmarie.wallace@bmhcc.org

Health News and Information

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

Approximately 30,000 men in the United States die from prostate cancer each year. But prostate cancer is a curable disease if it’s detected early. Here’s how men can identify the disease early:

  • Talk to their doctor about their risk and need for screening.
  • Request a prostate specific antigen (PSA) test or digital rectal exam.
  • Start screenings at the appropriate age — 40 years old or younger for men at risk and 50 years old for all others. Men at high risk include those who have a family history of prostate cancer, African American men and men exposed to Agent Orange and some other chemicals.

Remember: Prostate cancer may be present without any symptoms. Please visit www.MensHealthNetwork.org for more information or Baptist’s Find a Doctor page if you need a physician.

Health Tips

Baptist offers a new prostate cancer treatment called SpaceOAR hydrogel. This procedure helps lessen the painful side effects of prostate cancer treatment. Learn more about the treatment and where you can get it.

Baptist has offered a need-based scholarship to local nursing and health care students enrolled at Southwest Tennessee Community College since 2016. Eight to 10 students receive the Baptist scholarship each year. If you know a student who might qualify, please share this blog post with them.

Baptist Memorial Hospital is offering a new wireless heart failure device for cardiac patients. The device is one of few alternatives for patients who have failed cardiac resynchronization therapy implants or who are considered non-responders. Learn more about this new technology.

Resources

Universal Parenting Places

Universal Parenting Place will celebrate its third anniversary at Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women and Knowledge Quest. Universal Parenting Places are judgment-free zones where parents can receive professional counseling, parenting information and emotional support. These facilities are open to all parents at no cost. For more information, please visit theupps.org.

National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. It’s an ideal time to become aware of local suicide prevention resources and share helpful resources with friends and loved ones. Baptist’s Healthy Living Speaker Series seminar “A Lifeline to Hope: How to Recognize & Help Prevent Suicide” shares a story of survival and local suicide and mental health resources from the Memphis Crisis Center. Watch the seminar here.

Stay Up To Date

To explore more healthy ideas for September, visit baptistcommunities.org.

Mark These Dates On Your Calendar

Please visit Events at Baptist for a full schedule of events or for more information.

Community Events

2019 Art of Caring, Celebrating 20 Years of Hope & Healing
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Crosstown Concourse, Second Floor Balcony, 1350 Concourse Ave., Memphis, TN 38104
Tickets: $50

Please join Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation for the 2019 Art of Caring, which benefits two worthy causes — the Baptist Centers for Good Grief and Baptist Reynolds Hospice House. The auction will feature artwork, jewelry and other items. One-hundred percent of proceeds will support patient assistance and provide free grief services for Mid-South children and adults. Please visit baptistartofcaring.org for tickets, bidding or more information.

First Responder: A Parent Awareness Seminar With Grace McLaren
Thursday, Sept. 12. 2019, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. 
Bornblum Jewish Community School, 6641 Humphreys Blvd., Memphis, TN 38120

Bornblum Jewish Community School and The Sidney Kay Foundation will host a seminar to show the community how to recognize and help emotionally fragile children. Grace McLaren will lead this session. For more information or if you’re interested in attending, please call 901-747-2665 or email info@bornblum.org

An Evening With Nora McInerny, Hilarious Podcast Host, Author & Grief Expert 
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis Campus, Dr. H. Edward Garrett Sr. Auditorium, 6027 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis, TN 38120

Hilarious podcast host and author Nora McInerny will join the Executive Director of the Baptist Centers for Good Grief for an honest conversation about the realities of surviving life's toughest situations. McInerny has had her own share of challenges — including having a miscarriage and losing her dad and husband within six weeks in the fall of 2014. Since then, she has remarried, had her second child, written three books and started a charity in her deceased husband's honor. She also hosts the American Public Media podcast, “Terrible, Thanks for Asking.” McInerny's heartfelt and real approach to life's struggles will leave you feeling supported, inspired and hopeful. Click here for more information or to register for this event.

Domestic Violence Summit
Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
University Center Ballroom, University of Memphis, 499 University, Memphis, TN 38152

The Athena Project, the University of Memphis and Southwest Community College will host the 4th annual Domestic Violence Summit. This free event will include a panel discussion about domestic violence and local resources for survivors. Representatives from the Memphis Police Department, Shelby County Crime Commission, the Family Safety Center, Crime Victims/Rape Crisis Center, Kindred Place and YWCA will participate on the panel. For more information, please email Abby Kindervater at akhagan@memphis.edu or call 901-678-1585.

Camp Good Grief 5K and 1 Mile Walk
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Race starts at 2 p.m.
Memorial Park Cemetery, 5668 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38119

The Camp Good Grief 5K is a family fun event that benefits Camp Good Grief, the area’s first free bereavement camp for children between 6 and 12 years old. This event will have moon bounces, face painting and games for kids. For more information or to register, click here.  

Project Homeless Connect
Thursday, October 17, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Pipkin Building at Tiger Lane, 940 Early Maxwell Blvd, Memphis, TN 38104

Community Alliance for the Homeless Inc. will host the annual Project Homeless Connect — Memphis on Thursday, Oct. 17. This event  brings together local homeless services and resources under one roof. For more information or to volunteer, click here.

Get Connected

For more information, or to make sure your faith organization is on our list, please call 901-227-3512 or email Ann Marie Wallace at annmarie.wallace@bmhcc.org.

Downloads

Childhood Obesity

Posters - 8.5" x 11"

Fact Sheet - 8.5" x 11"

DIABETES

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Fact Sheets - 8.5" x 11"

END OF LIFE PLANNING

FIVE WISHES

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HEART SERVICES

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MEN'S HEALTH

JUNE MEN'S HEALTH MONTH

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PEDIATRIC SERVICES

SPENCE AND BECKY WILSON BAPTIST CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

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Rack Card - 5.5" x 8.5"

UNIVERSAL PARENTING PLACE

Tri-fold Pamphlet - 8.5" x 11"

STROKE AWARENESS

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Fact Sheets - 8.5" x 11"

WOMEN'S HEALTH

OCTOBER BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Posters - 8.5" x 11"

BREAST DENSITY

Fact Sheets - 8.5" x 11"

Women's Reproductive Health

Beautiful Beginnings

App Flyer - 8.5" x 11"

For questions about Baptist Healthy Communities please contact 901-227-3512.