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Baptist Healthy Communities

Baptist is committed to enhancing our partnership with you and being a health and wellness resource to the faith community. So please let us know how we can better serve you.

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 is on our list, please call 901-227-3512 or email annmarie.wallace@bmhcc.org.

Join Us for the Get Outside! Memphis Fitness Festival & Hear From Celebrity Fitness Coach Dolvett Quince

We are excited to invite you to join us for a free citywide family friendly fitness festival featuring Dolvett Quince, fitness coach for “The Biggest Loser” on Thursday, Sept. 20 from 5:00–7:00 p.m. at Shelby Farms Park. The festival will feature a wellness expo, fitness classes, healthy food trucks and a motivational presentation from Quince about how to start and maintain a fitness program. The first 100 people to arrive will receive prizes.

 

Health News and Information

Get Your Student Athletes Ready for Fall Sports

If your children are planning to play any sports, it’s a good idea to schedule a baseline concussion test before they start practice. These tests capture a person’s normal brain activity and functions, as well as the presence of any concussion symptoms. If your child sustains a head injury or trauma during the sports season, the baseline test can help determine the extent of the injury and provide guidance on when it’s appropriate for your child to resume normal activities or sports.

Baptist and Semmes-Murphey Clinic offer the 25-minute tests for $15. It is recommended that student athletes 10 years old and older be tested every year. For information about scheduling baseline testing, please call the Baptist and Semmes-Murphey Concussion Center at  901-227-8930 .

Back-to-School Tips for Staying Healthy

Staying in top shape for school begins with a few basic healthy habits. These include keeping a consistent schedule throughout the year and

  • Getting plenty of sleep
  • Staying active
  • Eating healthy

Visit the Baptist Better Health Blog for other back-to-school health tips.

Free Get Outside! Classes at Shelby Farms Park

If you haven’t had a chance to visit Shelby Farms Park or participate in the park’s free Get Outside! fitness classes, this is a great month to start. Yoga, tai chi, Pilates and Zumba are some of the adult classes available at the park. There also are classes for children. So check out the Get Outside! class schedule to find free and fun activities for your family. This program is part of Shelby Farms Park's Health and Wellness programs, which are made possible by Baptist Memorial Health Care and a grant contract from the State of Tennessee.

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

 

Mark These Dates on Your Calendar

Please visit baptistcommunities.org/events for a full list of events.

Baptist Memorial Health Care Events

August 2018 Healthy Living Speaker Series

Commit to Fit-ness as a Family

Learn how your family can make healthy lifestyle changes together by participating in Shelby County Schools’ new health and wellness initiative, which is sponsored by Baptist.

Wednesday, August 22
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (presentation starts at 11:50 a.m.)
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
3030 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38111

To register, click here or please call 901-227-3519 . A light lunch will be served at the library.

September 2018 Healthy Living Speaker Series

A Lifeline to Hope: How to Recognize & Help Prevent Suicide

Hear a story of survival from businesswoman Roquita C. Williams and learn about local suicide and mental health resources from the Memphis Crisis Center.

Wednesday, September 19
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (presentation starts at 11:50 a.m.)
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
3030 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38111

Please call 901-227-3519 for more information. A light lunch will be served.
Watch healthy living presentations any time on Baptist Memorial Health Care’s Facebook page.

Baptist Healthy Communities’ Featured Speaker
Dolvett Quince, “The Biggest Loser” fitness coach, will share tips for jump-starting a fitness program.

Get Outside! Fitness Festival

Thursday, September 20
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Shelby Farms Park
6903 Great View Drive North
Memphis, TN 38134

Baptist Healthy Communities Summit

Saturday, November 4
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Dr. H. Edward Garrett Sr. Auditorium
6027 Walnut Grove Road
Memphis, TN 38120

To register or participate, please call 901-227-3512.

Community Events

Project Homeless Connect

Thursday, October 11, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Memphis Cook Convention Center
Cannon Center
255 N. Main St.
Memphis, TN 38103

Please call 901-227-3519 for more information.

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.

Baptist Memorial Health Care Resources

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

Downloads

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"

UNIVERSAL PARENTING PLACE

Tri-fold Pamphlet - 8.5" x 11"

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.