Community Programs and Resources
Resources and Guides
With our partners in the community, we provide programs that teach healthy living to local children and families. These programs include:
- Healthy Kids:This partnership with our local schools helps teach children and their parents about developing healthy habits. In 2014, ProMedica developed a board game-like conversation map, called NUTREXITY, to teach key healthy behaviors related to nutrition, physical activity and positive social norms. We also encourage local schools to participate in the 1 Million Healthy Steps “Do the Math Challenge.” This includes developing a walking program and tracking steps for a school week to raise awareness of the health benefits of walking.
- Ohio Buckles Buckeyes (OBB) Child Passenger Safety Program: ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital coordinates regional efforts in northwest Ohio to provide car seats to eligible low-income families. Caregivers must schedule an appointment and attend an educational session to learn how to properly install and use car seats. For more information, visit the Ohio Department of Health’s website or call the Injury Prevention & Community Outreach Department at Toledo Children’s Hospital at 419-291-7945.
- Youth Mentorship Programs:We offer a youth employment program, youth leadership/mentorship program, and a job shadowing program to local youth who are interested in pursuing a career in health care. These programs allow young people to learn about different areas of medicine and broaden their knowledge and interest in health care as a career. The relationships they build with their mentors and fellow participants are intended to help young people succeed at home, in school, and at work.
- Partnerships with Community Organizations: Because healthy lifestyles are the key to lifelong health, we collaborate with community organizations to deliver this message especially to children. We support the Boys and Girls Clubs, are a founding partner organization for Live Well Greater Toledo, partner with South Toledo Community Center’s Baby University, and partner with Imagination Station and The Toledo Zoo to engage local families in developing healthier habits.
- ProMedica Speaker’s Bureau:The ProMedica Speaker’s Bureau provides a rich resource of expert speakers covering many health and social topics for your community group. Our medical experts translate medical knowledge into real-life understanding, through creative presentations and engaging content on key health issues. Some of the most common topics requested include: cancer, diabetes, healthcare careers, heart disease, hunger as a health issue, infection control, nutrition and healthy cooking, women’s health, men’s health, mental health including bullying, exercise and physical activity, Safe Kids (bike safety, infant car seat safety, etc.), social determinants of health, stress, and tobacco cessation. This free speaker resource is available for schools, non-profit community and faith based groups in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. To request a speaker please contact the ProMedica Speakers Bureau by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Come to the Table: Our Come to the Table program was developed to raise awareness about hunger in our communities and to increase access to healthier food among underserved populations.Learn More
We encourage our neighbors in need to explore these local programs and resources:
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