The Community Health Education Department partners with other
Truman Medical Centers programs and outside agencies to help provide
the best community preventive health services available. In
addition, professional medical experts are available during
screening activities to provide consultative information to persons
receiving screening results.
The Woodson Health and Wellness Van, funded by Sara Morgan in memory
of her mother, provides opportunities to the community to be
screened for many chronic conditions and learn how to live a
The Woodson Health and Wellness Van
provides opportunities to the community to be screened for many
chronic conditions and learn how to live a healthier lifestyle. The
40-foot state-of-the art van includes computers with internet
access, a private exam area, and a consulting area.
The van provides screenings such as blood pressure, body mass
index, and bone density assessments, free of charge to community
groups. In addition, the van provides routine outreach targeting
women in specific locations across the metropolitan area.
Other Community Health Education programs include:
The Queen of Hearts Program targets women residing in urban core
communities and provides cardiovascular risk assessment and
counseling. Those at risk are referred to TMC's Cardiovascular
Services Department for a unique "Women Only" cardiac rehabilitation
program designed to reduce cardiovascular disease risks.
The BodyWorks Program helps mothers of young adolescent girls (ages 9 to
13) improve family eating and activity habits. The program includes
ten 90-minute weekly sessions between moms and their "tween" daughters at
various community locations.
For more information about Community
Health Education, please call: