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Exercise is one of the most effective ways to improve your mental health, and research shows it can have a profoundly positive effect on depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and more. It also helps relieve stress, improve memory and sleep, and boost your overall mood. And you don’t have to be a fitness fanatic to reap the benefits. Research indicates that modest amounts of exercise can make a difference. No matter your age or fitness level, you can learn to use exercise as a powerful tool to feel better. If you need ideas on how to get started or how to help your members start a program, please reach out to Baptist. If your or your organization starts an exercise program or hosts any mental health activities in May, please share your photos on social media with the hashtag BaptistHealthyCommunities.

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 contact us at 901-227-3512 or annmarie.wallace@bmhcc.org.

Health News and Information

Free Ride-share Program for Breast Health

The Tennessee Department of Health is partnering with Communiride to address local breast cancer disparities by providing transportation for breast cancer screenings and treatments. Shelby County residents who qualify can receive free transportation for breast cancer screening, diagnostic, follow-up and treatment appointments. Please encourage your members to call 901-227-PINK (227-7465) for more information or to find out if they qualify for the program.

Help With Breast Cancer Screenings, Diagnosis and Treatment

Baptist Women’s Health Center offers screenings and all services leading up to diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer at no cost to women who are uninsured or underinsured. Funding for this program is provided through the Tennessee Breast and Cervical program, the Susan G. Komen Memphis-MidSouth Mississippi affiliate and the Pink Ribbon Open breast cancer eradication initiative. For more information, please call 901-227-PINK (227-7465).

Health Tips

Breast cancer incidence rates are higher for black women younger than 40 years old, and black women are more likely to die from breast cancer than any other race at any age. Find out how Baptist and the Memphis-MidSouth Mississippi affiliate have partnered to increase access to screenings, diagnostic tests, treatments and other services for women in Tennessee and Mississippi.

A new research study considers whether taking vitamin D or omega-3 helps prevent heart disease or cancer. Read about it.

A stroke can happen anywhere, including at work. Do you know how to act FAST when someone is having a stroke?

Children younger than 4 years old are at greatest risk for heat stroke or heat exhaustion. But in the summer heat, anyone can suffer from heat injury. Learn how to prevent heat-related illnesses.

Visit Baptist’s Better Health blog for more health tips or information.

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Health Care Events

Registration Deadline for Camp Day2Day Is May 17

The registration deadline for Camp Day2Day, Baptist’s free weeklong camp for children who have prediabetes or type 1 or 2 diabetes, is Friday, May 17. The camp is June 3–7 and open to children between 7 and 16 years old. Visit www.diabetes.org/campday2day to register.

June 2019 Healthy Living Speaker Series

It has been reported that if CPR is given within the first 2 minutes of cardiac arrest, the chances of survival double. Yet, only 3% of the U.S. population gets CPR training each year. In June, Baptist Memorial Health Care and the Memphis Public Libraries are equipping you with the knowledge and training to perform CPR, which can help save the life of a drowning child or adult who is having a heart attack. This session is open to all ages. To register, please call 901-227-3512. A light lunch will be served.

Presenter: Regina Morris, American Heart Association Instructor 
Wednesday, June 19
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
3030 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38111

9th National Suicide and The Black Church Conference

The 9th National Suicide and the Black Church Conference will provide tools to help save lives and prevent suicide by addressing factors that promote hopelessness and sharing survivors’ testimonies. The theme is “STOP—LOOK—LISTEN!” Guest speakers will include Angela Robinson from Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and the Have Nots;” Dr. John Draper, executive director of the Suicide Prevention Lifeline Network; Dr. Altha Stewart, president of the American Psychiatric Association; and many other experts and officials.

For more information or to register, please call 901-370-4673 or email thcsuicideconference@gmail.com
WEDNESDAY – THURSDAY, JUNE 12–13, 2019
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
800 Madison Ave.
Memphis, TN 38163

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.