Doylestown Health in the Community – February 2017

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017

Doylestown Health is committed to keeping our community healthy through education and outreach. Here is a recap of our efforts in the community this past month:

Buckingham Elementary Family Fun and Fitness Fair

Students and family members learned the benefits of proper handwashing, how to scrub-a-dub-dub away germs, test their handwashing skills through our "germ simulator," and "play" their way to clean hands through songs, interactive games and a craft worthy of a healthy high-five!

Walk With A Doc Attendees Learn How Easy Exercising "Can" Be

Over 175 Community members came out for a special Walk With A Doc Heart Month event, where they participated in health screenings, enjoyed heart-healthy breakfast items, listened to Doylestown Health cardiologists speak about prevention and recognizing symptoms of a cardiac emergency, learned easy at-home work out options with soup cans, and afterwards participated in an outdoor walk. Attendees were encouraged to bring canned goods for the exercise, and over 183 pounds were collected and donated to the New Britain Food Larder.

High Five for Handwashing!

Students in the "Honeybee Hive" group at Children's Village joined in on the handwashing fun, learning and putting their hand hygiene skills to the test though this fun and educational program!

Skills Refresher Day

Doylestown Health's pediatric outreach department offered a skills refresher day for nurses in the Central Bucks School District, and provided them with hands-on opportunities for practice and education on current trends in the pediatric world.

Cooking Up Heart-Healthy Meals

The Doylestown Health Wellness Team teamed joined employees at LRP Publications in Horsham for an on-site cooking demonstration to learn how to cook heart-healthy meals.

Brushing Up On Oral Hygiene

Bucks County Children's Museum goers joined Doylestown Health in "brushing up" on oral health habits through exciting experiments and hands-on demonstrations. Through the Miles of Smiles: Tooth Time program, kids practiced brushing and flossing with jumbo teeth and toothbrush, discovered how sugar affects tooth enamel, and created their very own toothy treasure!

Children Put Their Senses to the Test

Children at the Montessori Development Center put their hearing, seeing, tasting, feeling and smelling abilities to the test as they learned about the role of the five senses in their overall health. Students gained a better understanding of how doctors and nurses use their senses to treat patients, and participated in a hands-on opportunity to work with doctors' tools and create a keepsake "doctor's kit" craft!

Request Community Outreach

Interested in health education and outreach opportunities for your organization or school? Doylestown Health provides a variety of outreach services, including speakers, screenings and wellness resources.

For more information or to make a request for a sponsorship or education program, please email outreach@dh.org or call the Doylestown Health Pulseline at 215-345-2121.

About Doylestown Health

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