Stamford Hospital nurses provide a myriad of outreach services throughout Fairfield County to address the healthcare needs of the community. Building healthier communities comes from creating stronger and more positive relationships with our national and community health action partners. In doing so, our nurses strategically advocate for a wide variety of healthcare awareness programs, including health fairs, presentations / seminars, mobile wellness, support counseling for patients & families, community fundraising and annual immunization programs. Our nursing staff is an active part of our community outreach efforts. Listed below are a few examples of community events that our nurses have coordinated, developed and/or participated in.
Fairfield County Women’s Expo
Stamford Hospital is the title sponsor of the Fairfield County Women’s Expo. Nurses and physicians present information on services and programs including minimally invasive surgery, cancer treatment, women’s breast health, rehabilitation, health and fitness, obstetrics, pediatrics, heart and vascular health, wound care and diabetes. Close to 4,000 people attend the event each year. Stamford Hospital provides free screenings to all interested participants.
Fight the Flu
Our relationship with affiliate schools of nursing also forms an important platform for the nurses’ community outreach activities. One example is Stamford Hospital’s “Fight the Flu” campaign in which nursing students join staff nurses to provide a valuable annual immunization service to the community.
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) Fairfield County Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes
The JDRF Walk to Cure Type 1 Diabetes
As the title and presenting sponsor for these community events respectively, our commitment to the community of people and their families living with diabetes, along with the hard work and determination of both the JDRF and the ADA in their mission, is sure to have a long-lasting positive impact on those with diabetes as well as the community in general. In addition to acting as the liaison between these organizations, developing walk teams and participant screenings are coordinated by our nurses in collaboration with many Stamford Hospital departments.
The American Heart Association’s Go Red Luncheon
As the cause sponsor for the American Heart Association’s Go Red movement, Stamford Hospital has a significant presence at the annual luncheon. Nurses provide free screenings and counseling to attendees; physicians provide lectures and participate in panel discussions.
Annual Safety & Injury Prevention Fair
The purpose of this event is to provide trauma health services for our community including safety data, literature and education in hopes of raising awareness about the causes, effects and prevention of traumatic injuries. Stamford Hospital trauma nurses developed and coordinated this 4-hour event providing key information on safety to our community. Donations including Infant and toddler car seats and bicycle helmets were donated and given to community participants.