Community Services and Programs
The Community Outreach department at DeKalb Medical is dedicated to integrating DeKalb Medical service lines and physicians into the surrounding area. Established as a method to introduce the latest in medical advances and methods for wellness to current and potential customers at DeKalb Medical, the Community Outreach department is committed to connecting with a broad base of learning venues, including:
- Speakers Bureau - Physician and health expert speaking engagements by request (Email Beth Jansa or call 404.501.7481 for more information.)
- Health talks by physicians covering orthopedic, cancer and vascular topics and more
- Lunch-and-learn sessions, such as Stroke Awareness
- Free basic health screens
- Special events such as the Puberty Rocks series, one for boys and one for girls
- Senior Spectrum, activities for senior citizens
Check the latest issue of our Healthy Living Calendar for a list of upcoming talks that are held at various locations on and off campus.
To learn more about the Community Outreach department (formerly known as Health Promotion) and to arrange for a physician or health expert to speak to your group, contact Beth Jansa or call 404.501.7481.
In The Community (Upcoming Events)
DeKalb Medical is excited to be a part of many upcoming festivals and community events. These are wonderful opportunities to reach our target audience and let the community know about our quality services. Volunteers at the DeKalb Medical tent will assist with the Wellness Prize Wheel and distribute hospital information. Our doctors are invited to meet the public and/or offer blood pressure screenings. We need several volunteers and doctors to cover each shift and maximize our visibility so sign up with a co-worker. Volunteers receive a DeKalb Medical t-shirt.
To volunteer, please email Beth Jansa, Community Outreach Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please call 404-501-7481, if you have questions.
Our upcoming events are as follows:
July 18 - Sisters By Choice 5K - Piedmont Park - 7 a.m. - 11 a.m.
July 19 - Health Fair - New Hope SDA Church - 11- 5 p.m.
July 28 - American Red Cross Blood Drive - Community Room (Hillandale Campus)
August 12 - American Red Cross Blood Drive - Keeton Auditorium (ground floor of Main Hospital)
August 22 – Hillandale 10th Anniversary Celebration - time TBD
September 5 & 6 – Decatur Book Festival (Downtown Decatur)
Many shifts available – Mark Your Calendar now! This is the largest independent Book Festival in the country with over 90,000 people attending.
September 12, 19 & 26 – Saturday Nights In September - Decatur Concerts on the Square - 7-10 p.m.
September 25 - American Red Cross Blood Drive - Community Room (Hillandale Campus)
October 3 & 4 – Saturday & Sunday - Avondale Estates Autumn Festival – many shifts available
October 17 & 18 – CrossRoads News Senior Expo – Stonecrest Mall – 10-1:30 and 1:30- 5 p.m.
October 17 & 18 – Saturday & Sunday - Fall Festival on Ponce