Our Programs and Screening Events
Community Health Services recognizes the importance of promoting health in collaboration with community partners. An important component of this is to ensure that strategies and programs are adapted to meet the needs of the community. As a partner in the Fit City Scottsdale project, we demonstrate our commitment to promote the health and wellness of our community and therefore impact the quality of life, proving that it is easy to be healthy in Scottsdale!
For dates and times for current Community Health Services preventive screenings, health education programs, seminars, immunizations and more, visit our events calendar. You may also call the Scottsdale Healthcare Information Line at 480-882-4636.
"2 Fit 2 Fall" Program
A community collaborative fall prevention program that educates adults age 65 and over on steps they can take in their personal lives to reduce falls and the risk of falls. Community partners include Scottsdale Healthcare, City of Scottsdale Senior Centers, Scottsdale Fire Department, and Arizona State University's College of Nursing & Healthcare Innovation.
Participants track their daily step count and fruit and vegetable intake in this self-paced, 12-week walking and nutrition program. Participants are encouraged to set new personal activity and nutrition goals each week experience.
All About Me
The state of Arizona has over 300,000 children under the age of 6 in child care. This program offers free educational programs for child care agencies. Educational topics include but are not limited to dental health, play and sun safety, importance of hand washing, emotions, and nutrition.
Car Seat Safety Inspections
The City of Scottsdale Police and Fire Departments offer free car seat safety inspections by appointment only. Appointments should be made at least one month prior to the mother's delivery date. To schedule an appointment, please call 480-312-BABY (2229).
Coordinated School Health
As children enter school, they participate in a comprehensive health and wellness curriculum. Health educators from Scottsdale Healthcare visit classrooms teaching injury prevention, Fit Club for grades 4 through 6 to teach nutrition and exercise, Chill Out And Chat program that addresses social and behavioral issues.
Fit City Scottsdale
As a partner in the Fit City Scottsdale project, we demonstrate our commitment to promote the health and wellness of our community. Fit City Scottsdale is a local resource for activities, information and educational opportunities geared to keep Scottsdale residents healthy. Explore the Fit City Scottsdale website and access the great resources our community offers in the world of health and wellness.
Grand Canyon Trekkers
A 12-week lunchtime walking program held on "virtual trails" on the playground in local schools. The trails vary in length and children can complete as many trails as they would like in the 12 weeks. Small incentives are given for finishing each trail and a grand prize is awarded to "top walkers".
A one-on-one, home-based intervention targeting adults age 65 and over who may be at increased risk for falls. A home safety assessment is completed to address potential hazards in the home in addition to identifying physical activity interventions. The goal of the program is to encourage and maintain an individual's independence during the latter stage of life.
Preventive Screenings (cholesterol, diabetes, and stroke) are planned throughout the year. New screenings will be added each year.
This program facilitates and provides training and technical assistance to community-based organizations in collaboration with Arizona's Tobacco Education and Prevention Program to increase the community's awareness about the dangers of tobacco use.
Scottsdale Healthcare's sun safety awareness program emphasizes the importance of adopting sun safe behaviors to reduce the risks of skin cancer. The program is based on the SunWise curriculum, developed by the Environmental Protection Agency and promoted by the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Trauma Nurses Talk Tough
Since injury is the leading cause of death for people under age 44, the best cure is prevention. By sharing real consequences of careless behavior that trauma nurses see every day, trauma nurses will help teens and their parents understand the risks of unsafe behavior. For more information, please contact the Trauma Outreach Prevention Coordinator at 480-882-5286.
For more information on these and other programs, contact Community Health Services at 480-882-4317.