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

Do you know someone who needs grief counseling?

Baptist Centers for Good Grief offer free comprehensive grief services for children, teens and adults.  These are the only comprehensive grief centers in the Mid-South, and they provide year-round bereavement services. Counselors who are specially trained in grief issues staff the centers, provide one-on-one counseling, lead support groups and supervise bereavement camps. All services are free of charge, and the centers are supported through generous donations from individuals, foundations and corporations. For more information, please visit Baptist Centers for Good Grief or call 901-861-5656.

Health Tips

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recently updated its guidelines on how soon new moms should get postpartum care after delivery. A Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women OB-GYN discusses these new guidelines on the blog.

Baptist Women's Hospital is offering a new radiation therapy for breast cancer patients. It eliminates the need for multiple doses of radiation so this treatment can be completed in one day. Learn more.

Oral chemotherapy treatments can be expensive. Learn how Baptist Cancer Center is partnering with the Good Shepherd Pharmacy program to help cancer patients who can't afford their medicines.

More than half of all diabetics have some form of nerve damage, or neuropathy. Baptist's certified diabetes educator shares how diabetics can prevent or manage this debilitating condition.

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

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Mark These Dates On Your Calendar

Please visit Events 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.

An Evening With Nora McInerny, Hilarious Podcast Host, Author & Grief Expert
cityCURRENT Signature Speaker Reception Featuring 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 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.

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

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.