Community Health Services
2012 Community Report
Scottsdale Healthcare offers outreach programs that benefit thousands throughout our community. Funded solely by grants and donations, our Community Health Services programs include:
- Health screenings - Free health screenings identify individuals at risk for Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, skin cancer and stroke. Healthcare counseling is performed and referrals are made as needed.
- Coordinated school health - Our health educators visit classrooms, helping to prevent tobacco use, improve nutrition and increase physical activity. The Grand Canyon Trekker lunchtime walking program is a signature initiative implemented in nearly 60 elementary schools since its inception in 2003.
- Older adults - Encouraging independence and healthy living, our programs feature physical activity classes, health screenings, educational lectures, fall prevention and chronic disease self-management programming. Often, collaboration with community partners such as the City of Scottsdale and Scottsdale Fire Department is involved.
- Early childhood - Programs are designed to educate children in the areas of health and wellness—nutrition education, benefits of physical activity and the prevention of Type II diabetes, obesity and other chronic diseases now affecting children within our communities.
- Activities and lessons are aligned with the Arizona State Standards and National Core Standards.
- Tobacco cessation - Free eight-week programs offer group support as tobacco treatment specialists help participants create and implement an individualized plan for tobacco cessation. Participants receive supportive tools and resources. A support group to attain and maintain a tobacco free lifestyle meets monthly.
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