Baptist Healthy Communities

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Baptist is committed to enhancing our partnership with the community and being a health and wellness resource to our faith organizations and members. If you are interested in signing up for Baptist Healthy Communities and have not already done so, please visit For more information or to make sure your faith organization is on our list, please call 901-227-3519 or email

We’d also like to hear from you about ways Baptist can help your congregation improve its health. Are there programs you’d like us to create, or are there other ways we can help? Please email your suggestions to

Health News and Information

Are you or someone you know caring for a sick or elderly loved one? These tips can help you cope and find a balance in handling the demands and many responsibilities of caring for a loved one.

Even healthy women can experience complications during pregnancy. But these 5 tips can decrease a woman’s risks for problems and help her have a safe and healthy pregnancy.

If you’d like more information about diabetes or would like to assess your own risk for the disease, please visit Baptist’s Diabetes Management page and take the type 2 diabetes quiz.

Free Grief Counseling Services

Grief doesn’t take a break during the holidays or winter season. If you or someone you know is suffering from depression because of the loss of a loved one, please contact the Kemmons Wilson Family Center for Good Grief. The center offers free grief counseling at two locations in the metro-Memphis area. Please visit the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation website for more information.

Volunteer and Outreach Ministry Opportunities

Volunteer Memphis and Leadership Memphis will kick off their 2019 MLK Days of Service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 5 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library in Memphis, Tennessee. The joint collaboration will include four days of service from Friday, Jan. 18 to Monday, Jan. 21. If your congregation is interested in participating, please contact Andrea Hill at 901-278-0016 or

Mark These Dates On Your Calendar


Memphis Breast Cancer Consortium Live! Breast Cancer Summit
Saturday, February 9, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn Memphis - University of Memphis 
3700 Central Ave.
Memphis, TN 38111

Click here to register or for more information.

Free Universal Parenting Places Classes

UPP at Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women
Exploring Emotions
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 
UPP Conference Room at Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women
6225 Humphreys Blvd., 5th Floor
Memphis, TN 38120

Young children experience feelings big and small every day. Helping them understand and express their emotions can teach them to show empathy for themselves and others. Join us for a parent/child workshop centered on how children experience feelings, how to help them express their emotions in healthy ways and how to provide support to your child when feelings are big. When children understand and know how to express their emotions, they are better able to communicate and understand others. This workshop will include fun and engaging Sesame Street in Communities resources and activities. 

UPP at Christ Community Health Services
Exploring Emotions
Monday, January 14, 2019 
12:00–2:00 p.m. 
Universal Parenting Place at Christ Community Health Services—Raleigh 
3481 Austin Peay Hwy.
Memphis, TN 38128

Would you like to attend my Grouchy Party? It will be so much fun! Come join UPP Raleigh along with Oscar the Grouch and his friends to explore positive ways to handle grouchy feelings and ways to identify other feelings and how to communicate these in a positive way with family and friends. Feelings come in all shapes and sizes. When you help children express and understand their emotions, you help them overcome challenges, understand others and communicate. In simple everyday ways, you can give them important tools that will help them handle big feelings, little ones and every feeling in between. This workshop will be led by Tara Seay, UPP site director and family coach.

UPP at Knowledge Quest
Exploring Emotions: Talk & Tea with Mom
Friday, January 18, 2019
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
990 College Park Dr. 
Memphis, TN 38126

Talk and Tea with Mom is a support group for mothers and women who care for young children. In this support group, the focus is education, building community, and processing thoughts and emotions. This session will use Sesame Street in Communities resources to talk about simple everyday things that moms can do to help children express their emotions in ways that will help them overcome challenges, understand others and communicate.

UPP at Perea Preschool 
Introduction to Autism Breakfast
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
8:15–9:15 a.m. 
1250 Vollintine Ave. 
Memphis, TN 38107

A child in my life has autism. Now what? This breakfast will answer some basic questions caregivers may have about autism by providing resources and exploring the Sesame Street in Communities Autism toolkit. In addition to receiving helpful information, caregivers will also get the opportunity to suggest topics to be discussed during Autism Awareness Month in April and they will get to hear stories from staff members who have personal or professional experiences working with children who fall on the autism spectrum. This breakfast, presented by Perea staff members LaBrenda Thomas, Katina Jones, Molly Crenshaw and Latifa Newbill, aims to educate caregivers and to make them aware of the support systems available to them.

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

Baptist Memorial Health Care Resources

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


Childhood Obesity

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Women's Reproductive Health

Beautiful Beginnings

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