|Community Outreach Center |
As part of its mission as a community hospital, Slidell Memorial staffs a professional Community Outreach Center that provides a variety of programs to help improve the quality of life in our community.
Click here for a quarterly list of all Community Outreach Programs and Classes.
Community Health Education
At Slidell Memorial 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 Speakers Bureau 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 is also happy to provide educational booths and screenings for local health fairs.
Lunch & Learn Series
Free monthly Lunch & Learns are presented by SMH experts and feature current
healthcare issues and treatments. A light, healthy lunch is served, and free health
screenings are available at each event. To register, please call (985) 280-2657.
HealthTalk Speakers Bureau
Provides health education and wellness information to local clubs, churches, community
organizations, homeowners groups, businesses and other civic organizations as part of
its ongoing commitment to improve the health and wellness of the community it serves.
The SMH HealthTalk Speakers Bureau is a free community service to ensure our
community members stay abreast of current healthcare issues and treatments.
At Slidell Memorial our goal is to be the place your employees turn to for healthcare
information. SMH HealthWorks brings medical expertise, screenings, and educational
programs directly to your workplace. Our goal is to detect potential health problems for
your employees, educate them about health issues, and inspire them to maintain healthy
lifestyles. Healthy employees lead to higher morale, reduced absenteeism, increased
productivity, and lower medical costs.
Classes for Families and Children
We offer resources to educate and support parents in raising their children in emotionally healthy ways. From grooming your toddler's language and fine-motor skills during Me & My Tot Time, to preparing preteens for the changes the body undergoes during puberty, our knowledgeable staff provides an interactive, nurturing environment that aids parents along the difficult and rewarding journey that is raising a child. Class registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis. While the parent support groups are free, nominal fees are charged for some. Preregistration is required.
Parenting Support Groups – focus on child development and insights about parenting
Me & My Tot Time – Weekly Support Groups for parents and their little ones
(walking to preschool)
Baby & Me – Weekly Support Group for parents and their babies (newborn to walking)
Children and Family Programs
Girl Talk – Offered quarterly for girls age 9-13, discusses physical, social, and emotional
changes that occur during puberty. Girls must be accompanied by female adult.
Guy Talk – Offered quarterly for boys age 10-13, discusses physical, social, and emotional
changes that occur during puberty. Boys must be accompanied by male adult.
Fit as a Firefighter Summer Camp – Week-long summer day camp in partnership with
St. Tammany Fire Protection District #1, teaches strategies for a healthier lifestyle to
children ages 8-12. Safe Sitter® Babysitting Classes
– 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. The lessons are filled with fun, interactive activities. Click here to
download the registration packet.
For dates and times of programs or for further information, please call the Community Outreach Center at (985) 280-8529 or go to the Calendar of Events page of this website.