Community Health Education
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Wellness through Education
The Community Health Education Center at MedStar Franklin Square is committed to helping patients make informed decisions to better manage their healthcare needs. The following classes and services are designed to provide information to help enhance your health and overall well-being:
- Birth and Family Education
- Community Wellness Programs
- Free Stop Smoking Today Program
- Back-to-School Rally for Health
- Other Health Services
Interpreter services for all classes are available upon request with at least 72 hours notice prior to event. Please contact Community Health Education at 443-777-7657.
Our OBTLC (Obstetrics with Tender Loving Care) birth and family education classes provide the information needed to create your personal birthing plan. Classes are taught by certified childbirth educators and are available at various times and locations to accommodate a busy schedule. Call 1-888-74-OBTLC for all your pregnancy needs including physician referral, class availability and registration and breastfeeding support. Learn more about Obstetrics with Tender Loving Care. For more information and to register, choose a class below:
- Baby Steps - Online Interactive Classes
- Birthplace Tours
- Breastfeeding: Facts Myths and Techniques
- Hypnobirthing Childbirth Education Classes
- Infant and Child CPR
- Infant and Child First Aid
- Infant Care and Safety Class
- OBTLC Classes-to-Go
- Prenatal/Postpartum Yoga
- Prepared Childbirth
- Sibling Class
- Stroller Strides
We also offer an array of resources to assist and educate parents and families after the birth of their babies and beyond.
The Community Health Education Center sponsors and supports community programs to promote health and wellness.
A team of health professionals, including registered nurses, certified diabetes educators, certified childbirth educators, and nutritionists are available to provide health information and screenings at community centers, health fairs, meetings, schools, senior centers and workplaces.
Programs can be customized to accommodate the ages and health interests of your group. Please allow three to four weeks notice to schedule our participation at your event.
For details, call the community outreach coordinator at 443-777-8246.
This program combines enhanced breathing, deep relaxation with guided imagery and behavioral modification. Offers small group size, individual importance of smoking cessation, training enhanced breathing, group discussion, smoking aversion techniques, and skill development for reducing cravings and stress. For more information, please call 443-777-7900.
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene offers a toll-free Quitline that provides free, telephone-based counseling sessions for any Maryland resident who wants to quit smoking. The Quitline, 1-800-QUITNOW (1-800-784-8669), is available daily from 8 a.m. to midnight. Learn more about our Stop Smoking Today program and register for Stop Smoking Today.
Each year MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center hosts the Back-to-School Rally for Health for kids and parents in the community. This health and safety fair provides information/activities including, but not limited to:
- MedStar Franklin Square Services
- MRSA/Hand washing
- Fire Safety
- Car Seat Safety
- Poison Control
- Dental Screening
- Asthma Fair
- Physical Activities
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- Educational classes
- Guest speakers
- Health Advisory Committee assistance
- Support group development
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