Caring for Our Community Through Prevention, Outreach and Education

Our Community Events & Programs

The Community Health Services Department supports children, families and adults throughout the lifespan. A variety of services and programs are offered in the community at low to no cost to prevent disease and maintain health. Areas of focus for programs are determined by Scottsdale Healthcare’s Community Needs Assessment which is done every three years. Current programs include nutrition education, physical activity classes such as yoga and functional fitness, stress management, tobacco prevention and cessation, fall prevention and weight management.

All About Me

The State of Arizona has over 325,000 children under the age of six in childcare. This free program offered to preschools, provides free health education to promote healthy lifestyle choices in the following areas: nutrition, physical activity, dental health, safety, tobacco use and more.

Coordinated School Health

As children enter school, they have the opportunity to participate in a comprehensive health and wellness program taught by community health nurses and educators. Children are provided additional opportunities to engage in a variety of physical activity challenges, learn about proper nutrition, sun safety, bullying, self-esteem, tobacco prevention and character building activities.

Tobacco Cessation Classes

Learn about the effects of tobacco, get insight on your personal motivators for tobacco use, and quit for good with group support. Classes taught by a combination of registered nurses and health educators. For information call Community Health Services at (480) 882-4317.

Healthy Living Workshops

 This 6-week class designed for people with chronic conditions, covering a wide array of topics including nutrition, physical activity, managing emotions and symptoms associated with chronic conditions and goal setting strategies. This class is particularly useful for newly diagnosed individuals or individuals seeking new tools to manage their condition.


Adult immunization clinics are offered seasonally by registered nurses. Getting an annual flu shots helps keep healthy people active and protects the more vulnerable populations in our community.

Reducing Stress

Various classes are offered for participants who are interested in learning tools and techniques to avoid negative consequences of stress and enjoy the health benefits of living a stress less life.

Preventive Health Screenings

Scottsdale Healthcare's Community Health Services offers free community screenings. All screenings focus on identifying community members health risks related to diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity. Screening results are explained to participants by registered nurses or physicians who assist participants discover ways to maintain or improve their health.

Fit City Scottsdale

Fit City Scottsdale is part of a community wide collaboration to move towards a healthy community. Through Fit City Scottsdale we provide programs and events related to the latest fitness and nutrition information including Fit City Scottsdale sponsored 5Ks, walking and cycling clubs, and nutrition expos. To discover resources, events, activities and health tips to help you achieve your personal wellness goals visit


Kidshape is a 6- week nutrition and fitness program for you and your child. Learn how to eat healthier, increase activity, and develop new habits to improve wellness for the entire family. Child and parent attendance is required at all classes and an activity component for the kids is included in every class. Class fee is $50 per child; scholarships are also available. This series takes place on Mondays at the Boys & Girls Club- Barker Branch, 2311 N Miller Rd, Scottsdale, 85257. Call 480-882-4636 to register

Nibbles of Nutrition

Four-week program packed with knowledge, tools and real-life solutions for real-life eating situations. Learn to make healthy food choices that can reduce your risk for disease and maintain good health. Every class will feature family tips, recipes, food journaling and food exploration. Classes can be geared for adults, families and children.

Weight Management for Adults

A 12-week program that is aimed to guide participants to lose or maintain weight. This program is geared to reach your personal goal through healthy eating, exercise, and behavior modifications for long-term results.

A Matter of Balance

An 8-week fall prevention class that focuses on addressing fears related to falling in addition to introducing a series of exercises that will improve balance and strengthen muscles. The small-group environment involves class presentations and group discussions that will help older adults overcome their fears and maintain an active lifestyle.

Walking Stick Program

A walking class involving the use of walking/hiking poles to improve cardiovascular fitness and muscular strength. The class is offered are various locations in the community and is geared towards older adults.

For more information on these and other programs, contact Community Health Services at 480-882-4317.