Keeping Healthy

Community Health Education

The Community Health Education Department is dedicated to improving the health and well being of the community, as well as the prevention and early detection of disease among people living and working in Mercer and Bucks counties. The services we provide include:

  • Health Education Program Series
    Program topics vary and include cancer and stroke prevention, diabetes, nutrition, heart disease, and wellness lectures that include alternative therapies such as stress management. Most of our programs are free of charge.
  • Speaker’s Bureau
    Have one of our health care professionals come to your congregation, civic organization, business, school or group to speak on a health-related topic of your choice. Call ext. 4512 for more information.
  • Health Fair Services
    Let a Capital Health healthcare professional participate in your organization’s next health fair. Services include performing various health screenings such as blood pressure, body fat analysis, cholesterol, blood glucose, lung function, bone density, carotid artery, and body mass index. Call 609-394-4153 for more information.
  • Support Groups
    Capital Health offers the following support groups for you and your family members:

     Alcoholics Anonymous 
     A.W.A.K.E  609-584-5150
     Better Breathers  609-394-4340
     Cancer  609-815-7446
     Diabetes Counseling  609-896-5972
     Dialysis  609-394-6000/2119
     Grief Support/Prenatal Genetic Counseling  609-303-4000/1033
     HIV (Men & Women)
     M.O.M.'s  609-394-4382
     Nutrition Counseling  609-394-6695
     Prostate Cancer  609-303-4255
     Stoke (St. Lawrence)  609-896-9500
  • Capital Living
    This bi-annual newsletter will help you take charge of your health and improve the quality of life. It contains a list of all of our community health education programs, health screenings, and support groups. To request your free copy, call 609-394-4153.

Childbirth & Parent Education Programs

Our Childbirth and Parent Education programs can teach you everything you need to know about the process of birth and exactly what to do to care for your infant. For information, call 609-303-4140.

Lactation Center

Staffed by board certified lactation consultants, get information on breastfeeding classes as well as telephone and outpatient breastfeeding support. Call 609-303-4163.

CPR and First-Aid Classes

CPR classes, first-aid classes and other topics in emergency care are available from the EMS Education Center. To set up a class for your group, church, or neighborhood association, or for more information, call 609-815-7291.

Injury Prevention Classes

The Bristol Myers Squibb Trauma Center at Capital Health Regional Medical Center offers the following free programs: Preschool to Grade 2 Pedestrian Safety, Grades 2 – 5 Bicycle Safety, Prom Night Talk for High School Juniors and Seniors, Proper Use of Child Safety Seats and Seatbelts for all ages, and Home Safety for Senior Citizens. For more information, call 609-394-6000, ext. 6013.

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