Community Health Programs
Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville hosts and participates in many programs throughout Western Kentucky including:
- Breastfeeding Classes: We offer a free class on breastfeeding throughout the year. Additional parenting classes are available through our Centering Pregnancy Program.
- Access for Rural Community Health (ARCH): A multidisciplinary community health coalition composed of organizations throughout the region who play a role in the medical and socioeconomic determinants of health. The coalition is very active in community health literacy and health screening programs, as well as identifying and addressing root causes of poor health in individuals and families in the community. See “Western Kentucky Community Health Partners” on Facebook.
- Wellness Park: Provide and maintain our wellness park for community use.
- Baptist Health Deaconess Fitness Initiative: An HRSA-funded school fitness program that supports fitness at schools throughout Western Kentucky. This initiative provides incentives and training to schools to have fitness programs as well as providing health and fitness-related programming.
- Sports Physicals: Free sports physicals are offered every year for students in area schools.
- West Area Health Education Center: This center provides education to middle school and high school students who might want to pursue careers in healthcare. The center also offers support and assistance for medical students, residents, nurses and allied health students doing training rotations in our hospital.
- Project Fit America: This program is designed to get elementary and middle school aged children active with exercise and fun. Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville partners by donating to PFA so that local schools have programs that get students engaged in their own health, active in physical fitness, and develop leadership and character.
- Relay for Life: The signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society (ACS), these walk/runs raise funds to help the ACS.
- Think Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness campaign during the month of October providing free mammograms to those without insurance (or underinsured) and encourages everyone to wear pink to show support for those battling breast cancer.