The Community Outreach Department was established in 1998 to promote health and
wellness in the communities we serve. The Department is funded by St. John Medical
Center, grant support, proceeds from The Festival of the Arts, Hospital Auxiliary
donations, North Coast Challenge and private donors.Programs are based on community need as noted on the Community Health Needs Assesment CHNA.
The following services can be provided in Community Centers, Schools Senior Centers, Churches and for other Community Groups by request.
Interactive Healthy & Safety Displays tailored for School-aged children for their health & safety concerns
(i.e. exercise with hula hoops, jump ropes, risky behaviors: tattoos, smoking, drinking & drugs etc.)
We can provide a speaker on most health topics by request. Several of these talks are listed in our Health
Event Calendars by topic (i.e. cardiovascular, diabetes, stroke etc.)
We facilitate and/or host dozens of health related support groups (i.e. New Mom's, Breastfeeding, Breast Cancer,
Stroke/Parkinson's, Bereavement, ADHD).See Community Health Resource Guide
Seasonally we host a Walk to Wellness series on Saturday mornings to hear a physician or other expert clinician
speak on a health topic and then join everyone for a 2 mile walk on our scenic outdoor track. (in the case
of inclement weather, we walk indoors)
We partner with local non-profit health care facilities and organizations to provide free CE opportunities
For health professionals
Our social worker assists the uninsured and underinsured with their health care challenges by linking
them with appropriate resources including but not limited to prescription assistance programs
We provide space for the weekly Cuyahoga County Board of Health Low Cost Immunization Clinic, on
Friday's from 9:00am-3:30pm. This is by appointment only by calling 216-201-2041
We arrange blood drives in partnership with LifeShare Community Blood Services. For more Information visit www.lifeshare.cc
This Department works in tandem with community groups and organizations, local schools,
senior centers and assisted living facilities. Demographically, our program
extends throughout western Cuyahoga and eastern Lorain counties.