SMH Community Outreach Center
501 Robert Blvd.
Slidell, LA 70458
As part of its mission as a community hospital, Slidell Memorial Hospital staffs a professional Community Outreach department that provides a variety of educational programs to help improve the quality of life in our community.
Community Health Education
At Slidell Memorial Hospital our goal is to be the place you and your family can turn to for healthcare information. We provide several free community health education programs, including a monthly Lunch & Learn Series, HealthTalk and HealthWorks Program. These programs seek to educate members of the community on the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, early detection of diseases, and how to prevent and treat chronic ailments.With a team of more than 1,000 dedicated experts, many of them the very best in their fields, we are able to offer a wide variety of topics. Slidell Memorial Hospital is also happy to provide educational booths and screenings for local health fairs.
Slidell Women's Health Alliance
Dedicated to educating the community on women's health issues. Click here for a vendor form for the 2017 Slidell WHA Fall Seminar.
Lunch & Learn Series
Monthly educational series focused on educating our community on current healthcare issues and treatments. A light, healthy lunch is served and free blood pressure screenings are available.
Provides health education and wellness information to local clubs, churches, community organizations, homeowners groups, businesses and other civic organizations. HealthTalk is a free community service to ensure our community members stay abreast of current healthcare issues and treatments.
HealthWorks: Employee Health + Wellness Program
HealthWorks brings medical expertise, screenings, and educational programs directly to your workplace. Unhealthy employees experience more absenteeism, underperform, experience more injuries, take longer to return to work after injuries and have an increase in risk factors for chronic illness. Our goal is to help your employees detect potential health problems early on, educate them, and inspire them to maintain healthy lifestyles. We will coordinate appropriate educational programs based on your employees' health status and screening results. At Slidell Memorial Hospital, we believe it is as much our obligation to prevent disease as it is to diagnose and treat it.
Youth Classes & Programs:
Fit as a Firefighter Summer Camp
In partnership with St. Tammany Fire Protection District #1, this week-long day camp is held each summer for all children age 8-12. This camp offers fun nutrition and fitness activities to encourage youth to lead healthy, active lifestyles. Click here for more information.
A Day for Girls’ Health
In partnership with Junior Auxiliary of Slidell, this health fair is held annually for junior high and high school girls. Click here for more information.
This class is for preteens and teens age 9-13. Physical, social and emotional changes your teen will undergo during puberty are discussed. Skin care and healthy eating will also be explored. Teens must be accompanied by a female adult. Click here for more information.
This class is for preteens and teens age 10-13. Physical, social and emotional changes your teen will undergo during puberty are discussed. Skin care and healthy eating will also be explored. Teens must be accompanied by a male adult. Click here for more information.
Teaches young teens (11-14) everything they need to know to be safe when they are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who's choking, and helpful information like what to do if there is severe weather. Students even get to use CPR manikins to practice CPR or choking rescue.Click here to download the registration packet.
Me & My Tot Time
Bring your child to a fun interactive class, where you both can play and socialize with other parents and children. Registration is not required. See Slidell Memorial Hospital's Facebook page for class cancellations.
Baby & Me Time
Bring your baby to a fun interactive class, where you both can play and socialize with other parents and babies.Registration is not required. See Slidell Memorial Hospital's Facebook page for class cancellations.
CHOP by Ochsner
Cooking-up Healthy Options & Portions. The CHOP program, inspired by the West Virginia State University "FASTRAC" program, aims to empower youth to make healthier eating choices and to equip them with the skills necessary to successfully navigate a kitchen. Click here to find out more. The 8-session program begins on Nov. 28. Click here for a registration form.
For dates and times of programs, visit the Calendar of Events page of this website.
For further information, please call Community Outreach at (985) 280-8529.