Community Health Education
Community Health Educators have been certified or specially trained to provide the following programs, for more information call 330-480-3070
- Safe Sitter babysitter training programs for boys and girls
This is a medically accurate instruction series that teaches life-saving techniques, safety precautions to prevent accidents, how and when to summon help, and tips on basic childcare. These programs are held during the summer months for boys and girls age 11-13.
- Women in Touch programs
These programs highlight a speaker about a wellness topic of special interest to women. The program includes dinner at a local banquet facility, door prizes and displays. Programs are held in the spring and fall each year.
2016 Women in Touch Brochure
- Yoga Classes at St. Joseph Warren Hospital
Yoga is a mind-body-spirit practice that includes postures, breathing techniques, meditation and relaxation. Skills learned in yoga class can be used to manage stress and to live a healthier life.
- Health at Home
Get a Health at Home® book at no cost to you and learn how to care for you and your family’s health.
The Health at Home® book is easy-to-read and has a step-by-step way to know what to do for over 200 health problems. It is your complete guide to symptoms, solutions and self-care. At this one-hour program, you will learn:
1. How to use the Health at Home® book to make decisions about your health.
2. The best way to talk with your doctor.
3. How to be prepared to do self-care.
- Know Your Numbers
Know Your Numbers is a two-part program provided in collaboration with community groups. The program consists of:
1. Screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar.
2. Presentation about how to prevent or control high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease.
If your community group is interested in partnering with Mercy Health to provide this program to your group, contact Community Outreach at
Mercy Health - Youngstown can draw on experienced health care providers to educate the public about a variety of health issues. Click here to download a list of speakers for your next community program or meeting.
Preventative screenings that are available to community groups, dependent on availability, include blood pressure, blood sugar, bone density, cholesterol and body fat.