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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.

Featured Events

Lunch and Learn

Varicose Veins: Not Just a Cosmetic Concern

Ricardo Rao, MD, vascular surgeon

Varicose veins are gnarled, enlarged veins in your legs and affect about 50% of U.S. men and women. For some, they are a cosmetic concern. For others, however, they can mean pain and swelling, and possibly other circulatory problems. Join Dr. Rao and learn more about the causes, as well as the treatment options available for varicose veins.

Monday, Aug. 11, 11 a.m.-noon
Longview Farm House
13525 Clayton Road

evening programs

On the Move: Keep Your Hips and Knees Healthy and Reduce Pain

Richard Johnston, MD, orthopedic surgeon
Ryan Pitts, MD, orthopedic surgeon

Remember all of the things that you used to do so easily, until your hip or knee started slowing you down? Well, imagine doing all those things again. Join us and learn what you can do to keep your joints healthy and to reduce your joint pain, as well as hear about the latest surgical procedures in joint replacement surgery.

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The Hilton St. Louis Frontenac
1335 South Lindbergh Blvd.


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.

$20/family


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

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