Community Outreach Caring for our Community for over 100 years
RN Health Counseling
The goal of the community outreach registered nurse is to successfully connect families and individuals to Huntington Hospital’s programs and existing community resources to achieve their optimal health potential.
Our registered nurses work in partnership with other community agencies to determine the community’s needs and what can be done to help meet those needs. As part of this effort, we provide health counseling and screenings for diabetes and hypertension at a variety of community sites regularly throughout the month.
Throughout the year, we conduct or participate in health fairs, providing health education for prevention and maintaining a healthful lifestyle. Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions workshops are offered at Huntington Hospital and community sites. Community outreach registered nurses coordinate disease specific screenings, such as breast cancer, colon cancer, and prostate cancer screening events each year. Free seasonal flu vaccinations are provided each fall.
The desire of each community outreach registered nurse is to empower all members of our community to enjoy the healthiest lifestyle possible.
Healthy Eating Lifestyle Program (H.E.L.P.)
Pediatric Obesity Prevention Workshops
This is a free program for families with children ages five to 16 years, who are overweight or obese. It offers activities for children and parents about healthy eating habits that are simple and fun for the whole family. It was designed by experts, including pediatricians, registered dietitians and exercise specialists for families of children experiencing weight issues.
Chronic Disease Prevention Education Workshops
This is a free program for adults who are at-risk of developing heart disease and focuses on healthy food choices, exercise, weight-loss and disease prevention. It was designed by experts, including doctors, registered dietitians and exercise specialists.
Type 2 Diabetes Adult Education and Management Workshops
This is a free program for adults who have been diagnosed with diabetes. It will provide information to help control blood sugar in order to reduce or prevent complications of diabetes. The three-session workshops will provide information about nutrition, physical activity, preventing complications and medications.
Huntington Hospital Community Asthma Program (H.H.C.A.P.)
Asthma Education and Management
The Huntington Hospital Community Asthma Program is an overview of asthma triggers and asthma medications. We offer free asthma education for adults and parents of children diagnosed with asthma. Asthma education is taught in English or Spanish. The asthma clinic offers a free asthma evaluation for children, adolescents and adults. All participants are screened, evaluated and treated by an asthma/allergy specialist or pulmonologist.
For more information, call Huntington Community Outreach at (626) 397-2581.