Free Community Health Events
Neighborly education for better wellness
Reaching out to our community wit h free health fairs and events is not something we’re forced to do. It’s the right thing to do.
Community outreach promotes positive, healthy behaviors and encourages early detection and treatment of disease, plus it helps participants to:
- Increase your understanding of healthcare resources in our communities
- Take more responsibility for your personal wellness
- Learn more about how your body functions
- Understand why taking medications and regular checkups keep you healthy
Geisinger Community Spotlight On . . .
Geisinger tetanus vaccination clinic
A volunteer community spirit is what our region is all about, especially when disaster strikes. After a recent flood devastated our area, Geisinger Northeast employees stepped up to create tetanus clinics in affected communities. Donating countless hours of their time, Geisinger employees across our health system vaccinated 330 flood victims and relief workers in Tunkhannock, West Nanticoke and West Pittston in just one day.
Kohl’s Kids Moving4Health
When children learn how to make healthy choices on their own, it’s rewarding for the entire family. That’s why Geisinger’s Janet Weis Children’s Hospital partners with Kohl’s for Kohl’s Cares Moving4Health, a program to help prevent childhood obesity with fun, interactive education, resources and activities. Moving4Health teaches children and adults to learn how to live healthy lives and ways to support each other to set and meet personal wellness goals.
Road Radio USA
Did you know alcohol abuse kills more U.S. teenagers than all illegal drugs combined? A recent study points to community support as way to lower teen drinking in rural areas.1 To help combat this threat of adolescent and teen drinking, Geisinger co-sponsors Road Radio USA, an award-winning “edutainment” musical show that brings a brutally honest look at teen alcohol and drug use to schools across Pennsylvania. After two decades, Road Radio USA has performed for nearly one million students and its positive, anti-substance abuse message is a big hit with kids, parents and school faculties.
1 De Haan, Boljevac, Schaefer, Journal of Early Adolescence: Rural Community Characteristics, Economic Hardship, and Peer and Parental Influences in Early Adolescent Alcohol Use, 2010
GHS Employee Wellness 5K Turkey Trot to benefit Children’s Miracle Network
Each year, the Geisinger family comes together to have fun and raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network with this family-friendly walking event hosted throughout the region, across many Geisinger facilities. In 2012, the Turkey Trot had approximately 650 runners and walkers and raised over $12,000 in support of Children’s Miracle Network.
Did we see you at one of our events?
Sometimes fun, always free and informative, we’ve had the pleasure to meet you and many of our neighbors at some of our great community health events:
Marywood University Health Fair: roviding educational materials on ergonomic safety and cold weather related injuries. We also offered body fat analysis for attendees.
Wilkes University & PSU Wilkes-Barre Health Fairs: Looking at ways to make weight management easier with body fat calculations and solutions for healthier eating for students and faculty. We also provided educational materials regarding workplace safety and safety while exercising.
Get Fit! Get Healthy Health Fair: Promoting healthy activities and healthy lifestyle changes for children and the entire family. We offered information and examples of healthy family fun, as well as information on safety in sports participation.
Volunteer sports medicine support
To help keep young athletes safe in our community, Geisinger Sports Medicine provides volunteer medical coverage for local sporting events such as the Wilkes-Barre Triathlon and the Luzerne County All-Star Football (UNICO) Game.
For more information about community health events
Want to know when we’ll be visiting your community with a free health event? Visit our Community Events Calendar for more details.