Hackensack Meridian Health physicians and other health care professionals offer hundreds of educational programs and special events covering such topics as heart disease and stroke, asthma, diabetes, behavioral health, cancer, sleep, driver safety and many more.
When serious injuries are suffered, the first few minutes immediately following the incident are often the most critical. Minutes, even seconds count, particularly when there is substantial bleeding. Bystanders can have a lasting impact as they are the first on the scene.
STOP THE BLEED is a FREE, nationwide training campaign to teach bystanders life-saving techniques such as how to apply a pressure bandage and use a tourniquet.
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Take Control of Your Health
A Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) developed by Stanford University’s Patient Education Resource Center and has been successfully implemented throughout Hackensack Meridian Health. The program is a fun and practical course that helps people with chronic conditions and their caregivers overcome daily challenges and maintain an active and fulfilling life.
Cancer Prevention and Awareness
Hackensack Meridian Health partners with many different community organizations who share the mission of reducing New Jersey’s cancer burden and improving health outcomes. Free screening and education programs are held regularly for our communities on the most common forms of cancer.
Developed by Stanford University, this six-week evidenced-based cancer survivor workshop will cover relaxation techniques, managing fatigue, making action plans, problem-solving, dealing with emotions, poor sleep patterns, physical activity, and pain management. We will also discuss living with uncertainty, making treatment decisions, dealing with family, friends, and healthcare professionals.
Fresh Start Smoking Cessation
Freshstart is the American Cancer Society’s smoking-cessation program and it is offered by Hackensack Meridian Health Cancer Care. The Freshstart program consists of four one-hour sessions that take place during a two-week period
The goal of the program is to teach participants skills to deal with not smoking, while also addressing other issues such as physical addiction and psychological dependency. The program helps smokers to identify their “triggers” or reasons for smoking, and deals with the stress that can often accompany the process of “quitting” their smoking habit.
Hypnotherapy is effective in alleviating unwanted habits and developing positive behaviors and lifestyle changes. In this program you will enjoy a relaxing session of group hypnosis. You are guided in deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation and delightful imagery to eliminate unwanted habits and gain motivation to overcome old barriers to success. Hypnosis is natural state of relaxation and communication where information is absorbed more easily for you to achieve your goals.
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A Matter of Balance Managing Concerns about Falls (MOB) is an 8-week workshop that emphasizes practical strategies to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels.
Project Healthy Bones
A 24-week exercise and education program for older women and men at risk for, or who have osteoporosis. The program is offered in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Health. Participants increased their balance and level of physical activity.
Mitchell Vassar Bright Future Legacy
The Mitchell Vassar Bright Future Legacy was made possible by a generous gift from Janice Mitchell Vassar. This gift to Hackensack Meridian Health has, and will continue to have an unprecedented impact on our visually impaired friends, family and neighbors by making educational opportunities available for patients and caregivers, providing information and offering free screenings to the community.
At Hackensack Meridian Health, we want to ensure you have all the tools and resources you need to make informed decisions about your health and wellness. HealthU features expert advice from our clinicians so you feel empowered to live a healthy, happy life.