Published on January 14, 2011

Programs for Community & Business Groups

Lawrence Memorial Hospital Community Education Programs for Community & Business Groups

Programs with No Fee

Wellness Programs

General Wellness - Wellness Works: a one hour basic wellness principles review (includes information on nutrition, exercise, stress management, and health tips).    

Exercise  10,000 Steps a Day: covers basic exercise principles and information about  the 10,000 Steps a Day program. One hour in length. Program is free but if participants wish to include a pedometer to measure steps, there is a charge of $10 for the pedometer.  

The Magic of Exercise: covers basic exercise principles and the benefits of exercise. Two versions – 30 & 60  minutes in length.

Walking for Health: a 30 minute program that covers the health benefits of a walking program and tips to get started.

Nutrition Presentations

Eating Healthy While on the Run: a 30-40 minute program that discusses nutritional strategies for those with busy lives who are eating on the go. Also reviews information about how to eat healthy from fast food choices.  

Nutrition 101 - the Basics of Good Nutrition: covers several basic principles of good nutrition. About 45 minutes in length.      

Seeing It Clearly on Portion Distortion: a program that talks about the super-sizing of our food choices and how to become more realistic in order to both satisfy hunger and curb calorie intake. About 40 minutes in length.  

Ten Ways to Improve Your Nutrition: ten simple tips to improve your daily eating habits and health. About 30 minutes in length.      

Smoking Cessation Presentations/Classes

Fresh Start – the American Cancer Society Stop Smoking program:   four one hour sessions or three one and one half hour sessions. Minimum 5 persons needed to hold this program.  Can be offered onsite at businesses  or other groups.    

Steps to Successfully Quitting Smoking: a 90 minute program on the basics of quitting smoking. Minimum 5 needed to hold this program. Can be offered onsite at businesses or other groups. Can also be offered as two 45 minute sessions.    

The Nitty Gritty of Smoking Cessation: a one hour program presented by Charles Yockey, MD on the basics of smoking cessation. Set up on request for groups of 15 or more.      

Stress Management

Quickie Stress Management Techniques:  covers active techniques that can be used as short-term stress relievers. Focused to the office environment.  About 30 minutes in length      

Stress Management 101: similar to previous program but involves more theory.  About one hour in length.  

Time and Stress Management for Women: a one hour program that covers stress and time management techniques specifically focused to the busy woman.    

Miscellaneous Topics

Fifty Ways to Simplify the Season: covers 50+ tips to simplify and de-stress the winter holiday season. About 45 minutes in length. Best held in November or early December.    

Saving Money on Healthcare: a 45 minute program that covers cost-saving tips for the healthcare consumer to lower their healthcare costs and improve their health.  (Will be available in March 2011)    

Twelve Healthy Habits for the Holidays: discusses twelve seasonal celebrations from other cultures, and twelve health and lifestyle habits. About 45 minutes in length. Suitable for pre-Thanksgiving time.    

Disease Prevention

Be Sun Safe: a 40 minute program that covers the basics of protecting the whole family from sun damage,  as well as the signs of skin cancer and melanoma.    

Diabetes: the Unrecognized Epidemic: across the country there are millions of people with Type 2 Diabetes, many of whom are not aware they have it. This 60 minute program discussed what is diabetes, signs and symptoms and basic treatment strategies. 

Protecting Yourself Against Colds and the Flu: a 45-minute program that covers information about colds, seasonal flu and the HINI virus including transmission modes, preventing transmission, self-care if ill, and keeping oneself healthy.  

Seven Steps to Cancer Prevention:  covers lifestyle changes that can reduce the risk of developing many kinds of cancers.  About 60 minutes in length.    

Understanding and Controlling Cholesterol: explains what cholesterol is, the various components of a cholesterol test ,and ways to work on changing cholesterol levels. About 40 minutes in length.    

What’s All the Hype About Hypertension?: a 45-minute program that discusses what hypertension is along with tactics to help lower an elevated blood pressure.    

Women’s HealthTopics

Breast Cancer....Know the Facts: 45-60 min - depends on the time available. Covers information about detection and treatment of breast cancer.  

Identifying Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer: 60 minutes in length.  Review of information about genetic components to these diseases, identification etc.    

No Bones About It: Preventing Osteoporosis and Osteopenia: a 30 minute presentation.  Free. Note: can also arrange to do bone density heel screening in conjunction with this for $10/person.

Older Womens’ Health: similar to above but focuses on women in the 65+ age group. About 45 minutes in length.    

Perinatal Mood Disorders: this program covers the definition of Perinatal Mood Disorders occurring in pregnancy and postpartum, the incidence of, as well as treatment of the disorders.  Essential for anyone caring for women in the childbearing years.  Length 1 hour.    

The Hot Flash About Menopause: covers self-care and medically therapeutic strategies and general information for women experiencing  perimenopause and menopause. One hour in length.

Women’s Health: covers basics of medical screening recommendations and some self-care and wellness steps for women.  About 45 minutes in length.   

Women and Heart Disease: a program specifically targeted to women to educate them about the special needs of women in relation to heart health and identification of warning signs of heart attack. About 45 minutes in length.    

Men’s Health

Introduction to Current Trends in Men’s Health Screening: similar to what is covered in the program for women but focused to men’s health. About 1 hour in length.      

Safety and Emergency Care

General Safety Education Programs Disaster Response: Your Responsibility: learn what citizens can do to prepare for a disaster from any cause. Become familiar with the local official response to a mass casualty incident.  One hour in length.    

How to Stay Out of the ER: if you must go to the ER, we hope you would choose LMH.  But if you want information about the most preventable accidents, illnesses and injuries, this discussion will cover common ER maladies and how to avoid them. One hour in length.

 “One Night in the ER”:  a presentation with a video and discussion questions regarding four case studies of alcohol-related emergencies typically seen in the LMH ER.  Program written for ninth-grade health curriculum, but can be adapted for any age audience.  (30-90 minutes in length depending on audience needs and discussion time).    

Warning Signs of Heart Attack & Stroke:  covers signs and symptoms of heart attack and stroke and initial medical treatment. One hour in length.  

What  to Do Until the Ambulance Comes: covers basic first aid principles to identify and stabilize a person until the paramedics arrive. Geared to the lay person. About one hour in length.    

Senior Adult

Safety Fall Prevention: a one to two hour program (depending on the audience) that covers a comprehensive approach to preventing falls including active instruction on balance and strength training.

Home Safety Tips for Seniors: a review of how to safety-proof the environment for the senior adult. Includes special emphasis on fall risk prevention strategies.  Length: about 40-45 minutes.  

Safety for Seniors: a review of how to safety-proof the environment for a senior adult. Includes fall risk prevention strategies.  Also includes information on medication, driving and fraud prevention tips. Length: about 75 to 90 minutes.  

Child and Family Safety

Child Passenger Safety: An overview: this is “Car Seats 101”; Basic introduction into the how and why of modern child passenger safety. Length: 2 hours.    

Child Passenger Safety: Infants: consists of detailed instruction in the application of rear-facing infant carrier and convertible car seats for children under 1 year of age and under 30 pounds. Question and answer period. Length: 1 hour.    

Child Passenger Safety: Toddlers: consists of detailed instruction in the application of forward facing seats with harnesses for children between the ages of 1 and 4 and between the weights of 20 pounds and 40 pounds. Length: 1 hour.    

Child Passenger Safety: Booster Seats: a program that gives the reason behind the new booster seat law in effect in Kansas.  How to test your child for proper booster seat fit is included. Length: 1 hour.    

First Aid for Parents and Childcare Providers: slide show featuring an overview of first aid procedures for common childhood emergencies like asthma, diabetes, seizures, poisonings, burns, and accidents. Length: 1 hour.

Making Your Home Child-Safe: reviews basic child-proofing and safety strategies for parents and childcare providers.  About 40 minutes in length.  

Motor Vehicle Safety: a slide presentation on the importance of safety belts, airbags, and other safety concerns.  Case studies are illustrated. Length: 1 hour

Safe Sleep for Babies: this program covers the recommended safe sleep environment for babies birth to one year and recommendations to prevent SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).  Essential for parents and caregivers.  Length: 1 hour    

School Bus Safety: Why No Safety Belts on Buses?:  learn about current, statistical data involving injuries and deaths around and in school buses.  Length: 1 hour    

Stopping the #1 Killer of Males, aged 18 through 34: this class is for young adult men and women.  Motor vehicle crashes are the #1 killer of that age group. 79% of those killed were not restrained.  This dramatic presentation features case studies of actual crashes with anecdotal as well as scientific safety information. Not recommended for pre-teen or early teen audiences. Length: 1 hour.    

Parenting Presentations Parenting with Love & Logic: a one hour overview of the strategies from this nationally recognized parenting program. Suitable for childcare providers, parents and other caregivers.  

Health Screenings

Blood Pressure Screening: no fee

Waist Circumference, Waist to Hip Ratio, and/or Body  Mass Index: no fee. A short presentation on the significance of these indicators can also be arranged at no fee.

Programs With a Fee

Health Screenings

Fingerstick Total Cholesterol Screening. No fasting needed. $6/person

Fingerstick Glucose Screening: A two hour fast is recommended. $5/person.

Bone Density Screening:  includes heel screening and a 30 minute presentation on osteoporosis and prevention techniques. Presentation only: no fee. Screening: $10/person.      

Venous Blood Work: offered by the LMH Laboratory. Participants must fast overnight for these tests which are drawn from a vein in the arm.  Three test options available.                  

Comprehensive Blood & Full Lipid (Cholesterol) Profile: $30

Full Lipid (Cholesterol) Profile: $20

PSA (Prostate Screening Antigen) test for men: $10

Wellness Programs

10,000 Steps a Day (with pedometer): covers basic exercise principles and information about  the 10,000 Steps a Day program. One hour in length. Program is free but if participants wish to include a pedometer to measure steps, there is a charge of $10 for the pedometer.    

Seven Steps to Stress Mastery:  a three or four session (60-90 minutes classes) stress management program.  $15/person.  Minimum 5 persons needed to hold this program on-site.    

Wellness Works-the Course:  a four hour program that covers basic wellness principles surrounding nutrition, exercise, stress management and goal setting.  Minimum 5 persons needed to hold this program on-site. $10/person

Safety and Emergency Care

American Heart Association (AHA) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR): cardiopulmonary resuscitation taught along with choking procedures Length: 2 to 6 hours; Fee: variable (see below) and subject to change.  Fees are cheaper if class taught on-site at LMH.    

AHA Family & Friends:  $30 per person (no certification)

AHA Heartsaver (Full module): $40 per person

AHA Heartsaver AED (Full module): $45/person

AHA Heartsaver AED (with no Infant CPR): $40/person

AHA Health Care Provider: $60 per person

ASHI Certified Basic First Aid: follows the American Safety & Health Institute guidelines for certification in first aid for adults, children, or universal. Length: 4 to 6 hours; Fee: $40 per person.

Safe Sitter: this practical class, part of the nationally recognized Safe Sitter® program teaches boys and girls ages 11-13 years, the skills necessary to become safe and competent babysitters. Length: one to two days; Fee:  $30 to $50 per child depending on length of class    

Parenting Programs Parenting with Love & Logic® – the Course: Three or four classes  Fee is $20/person, $25/couple from same household sharing material). Fee may be negotiated based on length of program and numbers attending). Minimum of 5 needed to hold this program on-site.  Suitable for parents and caregivers of toddler age through adolescent age children.

Early Childhood Parenting Made Easy:  two to three classes.  Focuses Love and Logic® principles for children from birth to age 6 years. Minimum of 5 needed to hold this program on-site. Fee Is $15/person ($20/couple from same household sharing material). Fee may be negotiated based on length of program and numbers attending).  

For more information or to schedule a date to bring any of these programs to your facility or group, please call Lawrence Memorial Hospital Community Education at (785) 505-3066 or e-mail

Programs for Community & Business Groups

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