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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.

Community Education Events
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Flu Vaccinations

BJC HealthCare provides a limited number of free flu vaccines to the community. Visit BarnesJewish.org/Patients-Visitors/Flu-Shot-Clinic for locations and dates. For added convenience, our community wellness partner Dierbergs Markets offers walk-in vaccinations at 22 locations around St. Louis. Dierbergs accepts all major insurance providers; and the flu shot is available free through Medicare, Tricare, Cigna and United Healthcare. Please visit Dierbergs.com for more information.

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Pump It Up to Beat Cardiovascular Disease

OASIS Institute Partner Program

Are you living with some form of cardiovascular disease? Do you want to learn how to incorporate exercise and activity into your management of cardiovascular disease? Whether you are thinking about starting an exercise regimen or have an established routine that you are looking to spice up, this class is for you! Come learn from a physical therapist how to incorporate an activity program into your daily routine…no gym membership required!

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Caring for the Caregiver

Monthly Caregiver Classes

Facing an aging population with longer lifespans, Americans are providing an unprecedented amount of care for family members within their own homes. Our monthly Caregiver Classes can help fight burnout, provide tips for day-to-day care, and prepare you for dealing with the practical, emotional, and legal issues that arise.

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Better Choices, Better Health® Diabetes Workshop

OASIS Institute Partner Program

Living with diabetes can present many challenges, such as knowing how and when to eat, living your life so you can avoid complications, and getting support you want from family and friends. A Better Choices, Better Health-Diabetes® workshop, developed and tested at Stanford University, can help you manage these concerns. Light refreshments included.

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 4-hour class is a great introduction to the basics of babysitting. Topics include: the business of babysitting, safety/first-aid, child development, fun and games. A workbook, backpack and light snack are included.

Staying Home Alone: This 1.5-hour class will help parents and children determine the child's readiness--physically, mentally, socially and emotionally--to stay home by themselves and help prepare them for this experience. Course includes three workbooks.

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.


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

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