Community Education

In keeping with our mission — to improve the health of the people and communities we serve — our community programs are designed to promote healthy lifestyles and teach you the basic steps of disease prevention and safety. They are built around what you tell us you need most, including classes on disease prevention and wellness, and health screenings for early detection of common health conditions. Our goal is to help you improve your health and live a healthier life. 

Our team of physicians, nurses and dietitians are dedicated to helping you take the first steps to better health. Our programs are offered on the Missouri Baptist Medical Center campus and at various off-site locations in your neighborhood.

Featured Events

LUNCH AND LEARN: Peripheral Vascular Disease Treatments

Brent Allen, MD, vascular surgeon
Matt Schlueter, PT, physical therapist

Cramping or tiredness in the legs while walking that goes away with rest could be caused by peripheral vascular disease (PVD). Join us as Dr. Allen and Matt Schlueter discuss the causes, signs and symptoms, and options for treatment. The event is sponsored by the Missouri Baptist Auxiliary. Lunch will be served. Pre-registration is required.

Friday, September 16
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Missouri Baptist Medical Center Auditoriums
3015 N. Ballas Road


Annual Update: What's New with the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis?

Barry Singer, MD, neurologist
Mark Tullman, MD, neurologist
Melanie Huff, BSN, RN

Learn about the latest groundbreaking research from the world's largest annual international MS conference. Light refreshments served. FREE

Thursday, October 6
6:30-8:30 p.m.

St. Louis Hilton Frontenac
1335 South Lindbergh

The Diabetes and Heart Disease Connection

Martin Schwarze, MD, cardiologist
Kathy Little, BSN, RN, CDE, diabetes educator

Join Dr. Schwarze and Kathy Little as they discuss what puts one at risk for diabetes and, if you are diabetic, how that impacts your risk of heart disease. Light refreshments served. FREE

Thursday, October 13
6:30-8 p.m.

St. Louis Hilton Frontenac
1335 South Lindbergh

Cholesterol and Glucose Screenings at Your Local Dierbergs

Cardiologists recommend that you monitor your cholesterol and glucose on a regular basis. To make it easy, Missouri Baptist will provide FREE screenings in the pharmacy department at your neighborhood Dierbergs Markets. This screening is FREE and measures your glucose, total cholesterol and HDL. No fasting is required — appointments are recommended.


Dierbergs Southroads
12420 Tesson Ferry Road
Wednesday, Sept. 7
10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Dierbergs Bogey Hills
2021 Zumbehl Road
Wednesday, Sept. 21
10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.


Dierbergs Market Place
1730 Clarkson Road
Wednesday, Oct. 5
1:30-5 p.m.

Dierbergs Telegraph
5640 Telegraph Road
Wednesday, Oct. 19
10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.


Dierbergs Heritage Place
12595 Olive Boulevard
Wednesday, Nov. 9
1:30-5 p.m.

Dierbergs Manchester at Lafayette Center
421 Lafayette Center
Wednesday, Nov. 16
10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Cooking Demonstrations/Classes at Dierbergs Markets

Heart & Soul: Amazing Flavors of the Mediterranean


  • Sautéed Tomato & Feta Bruschetta
  • Chicken & Apricot Salad with Poppyseed Dressing
  • Ground Beef Gyros with Lemony Dill Tzatziki Sauce
  • Sesame Maple Walnuts
  • Olive Oil & Cornmeal Bundt Cake

Demonstrations led by Dierbergs staff culinary professionals and Missouri Baptist Medical Center registered dietitians.

Fee: $36
6:30-8:30 p.m.

August 30

To see a full listing of classes, or get more information, visit Dierbergs.com or call 636-812-1336 (in Missouri) or 618-622-5353 (in Illinois).

St. Louis Children's Hospital at Missouri Baptist

St. Louis Children's Hospital at Missouri Baptist offers several classes at Missouri Baptist.

Babysitting 101
This class is a great introduction to the basics of babysitting. A 28-page workbook is provided. $30/child

Family and Friends® CPR
This video-guided program is for parents, grandparents and teenagers who babysit (ages 10-15 if accompanied by an adult). Instruction and hands-on practice for infant, child and adult CPR, first aid for choking and the use of AEDs when appropriate. Course facilitators use the American Heart Association material. Course includes a 65-page student manual. Course does not include certification. $25/person.

Infant Massage
Parents and expectant parents will learn hands-on massage techniques that promote relaxation and help develop a stronger bond with their infant (newborns through age 15 months). Parents who are not able to bring their child will be given a doll for hands-on practice. The class is taught by St. Louis Children’s Hospital certified infant massage instructors.

Each family will receive the illustrated guidebook titled Baby’s First Touch: Step-by-Step Instruction for Infant Massage, as well as a bottle of massage oil.


Pre-registration for these classes is required; please call 314-454-KIDS.

Call 314-996-5433 to Register
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