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.

September Roundup

SHE Leads the Way

Baptist Memorial Health Care is sponsoring a program called SHE (Science, Health, Empowerment) Leads the Way, which is designed to motivate girls and young women to explore opportunities in the world of science and health care through personal empowerment. Participants will have the opportunity to meet leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and gain practical assistance in expanding their education and reaching their goals through monthly sessions with Baptist Health Sciences University.

Baptist is hosting a cityCURRENT Signature Speaker Series event on Friday, September 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Central Time via Zoom. The event will feature Nina Tandon, CEO and co-founder of EpiBone, the world’s first company to grow living human bones for skeletal reconstruction. She is the co-author of "Super Cells: Building with Biology," a book that explores the new frontier of biotech.

This free event is designed for middle school through college-age students interested in science and medicine. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from and connect with guest speaker Nina Tandon, who has three patents and is a Fulbright Scholar.

This private, exclusive event is only being offered virtually. There is no cost to attend, but advance registration is required: https://www.addevent.com/event/JX8266635

Health News and Information

Community Health Needs Assessment

To gain a better understanding of health needs across the communities we serve, Baptist Memorial Health Care is once again undertaking a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). An integral part of the CHNA process is community engagement. As we begin our research, we are requesting input from community representatives to inform local health needs and opportunities for improvement.

We invite you to participate in this confidential online survey to provide your perspectives and comments on a wide variety of health issues. Data collected from this survey will be used to develop collaborative action planning among Baptist Memorial hospitals and community-based organizations to advance health and well-being.

The survey is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Baptist2022CHNA. Thank you in advance for your thoughtful insights and sharing your expertise. We look forward to hearing your views.

World Mental Health Day, Sunday, October 10, 2021

All families have members who battle mental health issues, and we have seen more of these issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. Don’t ignore the signs and symptoms of mental health issues — there is no shame in seeking help. Show your support for Mental Health Awareness Month by wearing lime green on Sunday, October 10.

Dates for Your Calendar

September 2021 cityCURRENT Speaker Series: SHE Leads the Way

Please join us for a special cityCURRENT session featuring Baptist Memorial Health Care’s new SHE (Science, Health, Empowerment) Leads the Way Program on Friday, September 24 from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Central Time via Zoom. This free event is designed for middle school through college-age students interested in science and medicine. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from and connect with guest speaker Nina Tandon, who has three patents and is CEO and co-founder of EpiBone, the world’s first company to grow living human bones for skeletal reconstruction.

Registration is required: https://www.addevent.com/event/JX8266635.

Relay For Life, October 9, 5:00–8:00 p.m.

Baptist is supporting the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life to remember lost loved ones, support those who have been affected by cancer and provide critical support for cancer research and patient services. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant effect on cancer patients, often delaying treatments and clinical trials. Your support of the Baptist Relay For Life team can make a difference and help sustain research and patient support services.

Join Baptist Cancer Center’s Relay For Life team: https://secure.acsevents.org/site/STR?fr_id=100666&pg=team&team_id=2591112

Making Strides, Sunday, October 17, 2:00 p.m.

Join Baptist Cancer Center’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer team to help end breast cancer and save lives. Your involvement can help further cancer support services and lifesaving research in the Mid-South. Join our team today: https://secure.acsevents.org/site/STR?fr_id=100975&pg=team&team_id=2591114.

Please visit https://www.baptistonline.org/events for a full schedule of events or for more information.

Health Resources

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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

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Childhood Obesity

Posters - 8.5" x 11"

Fact Sheet - 8.5" x 11"

DIABETES

Posters - 8.5" x 11"

Fact Sheets - 8.5" x 11"

END OF LIFE PLANNING

FIVE WISHES

Poster - 8.5" x 11"

HEART SERVICES

Posters - 8.5" x 11"

MEN'S HEALTH

JUNE MEN'S HEALTH MONTH

Fact Sheets - 8.5" x 11"

Posters - 8.5" x 11"

PEDIATRIC SERVICES

SPENCE AND BECKY WILSON BAPTIST CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

Poster - 8.5" x 11"

Rack Card - 5.5" x 8.5"

STROKE AWARENESS

Posters - 8.5" x 11"

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.