Below are some of our community education programs available to the public.

Regional One Health has a Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) Program accredited by the American Diabetes Association. Patients must be referred by the physician who treats their diabetes, and their insurance is billed for the education. This program provides patients with the education they need to manage their day-to-day activities as it relates to their diabetes. It consists of 10 hours of comprehensive instruction over two class sessions that meet on consecutive Tuesdays. The following topics are discussed: pathophysiology of diabetes, hypoglycemia/hyperglycemia, exercise therapy, home glucose monitoring, medical nutrition therapy, medications, long-term complications, stress management, goal setting, sick-day management, community resources.

Regional One Health contact:  Gale Hamann, Pharm.D., BCPS, CDE  [email protected] or 901-545-8860.

Adult Special Care Center provides education and prevention services, medical care and medical case management. As a part of patient case management, ASCC staff will refer patients to services such as dental, mental health, substance abuse, etc.  Through grant funding ASCS is able to provide food (limited monthly stipend), EFA (limited utility assistance), transportation (bus cards, MAPCO gas cards, on-site free parking) and assist patients with receiving their medications.

Also, ASCC staff will work within the community to educate Memphians about HIV/AIDS. Through the work of Early Intervention Specialists, ASCC works to increase the Memphis community’s understanding of HIV/AIDS. Staff attends community health fairs and programs to offer safe sex talks, link individuals who are HIV positive into medical care, provide protection, and distribute literature and brochures.

Assistance is limited per grant year.

Contact: Melissa Wright, Mgr. ASCC Case Management and Early Intervention Services

[email protected] or 901-545-8481

Regional One Health is the exclusive hospital partner of this signature direct service program of the March of Dimes.  NICU Family Support© is here to help by providing comfort, support and information to families of critically ill babies through services such as:

  • Parent Care Kits: Specialized booklets and materials provided to every family to help them understand what they may expect while baby is in the NICU short or long term and in the transition home.
  • Parent Education: Evidence-based, practical health information is shared in group or bedside format to help parents gain confidence and skill in caring for a medically fragile baby and themselves. A range of topics include: Keeping Germs Away from Your Baby, Watch Me Grow: Understanding Your Baby’s Development, Infant Nutrition, Caring for Your Baby in the NICU, Caring for Your Baby At Home (Discharge Class), Close To Me (skin-to-skin holding) and Caring for Your Family Means Caring for Yourself.
  • Enrichment Activities: A variety of social opportunities to enhance the comfort and support of families or chronicle the baby’s growth and development. Example of activities include journaling, craft and creative outlets, family dinners and holiday celebrations.
  • Share Your Story: An online community to help link families to others who understand the challenges and uncertainties of the NICU experience.

Monthly scheduled activities vary. Consult the NBC unit or see postings for planned events.

Contact: Karen S. Hill, BSW, Program Coordinator

[email protected] or 901-545-8957

Regional One Health offers family-centered Prepared Childbirth classes to enhance the birthing experience of all moms; including teen mothers. It is offered to expecting parents as a 1-day boot camp or as 2 hour session over 5 weeks. These classes cover the following topics: Pregnancy Discomforts, Warning Signs, Signs of Labor Approaching, Stages of Labor, Types of Deliveries, Obstetrical Problems, Breastfeeding, Postpartum Care, Birth Control Options, Pain Management, Infant Safety, Newborn Care, CPR/Chocking, and much more.

A tour of our birth facilities is included.

To see our current class offerings and to register for classes, please visit

Regional One Health contact: Mahogany Freeman, [email protected] or 901-545-8449.

The purpose of Take Care/Be Aware program is to help women in the Mid-South Region who may lack health insurance and financial ability receive regular breast cancer screenings and follow up diagnostic care. The program also seeks to increase the awareness of good breast health through one-on-one counseling sessions with clinicians, as well and breast health education outreach through community partnerships and programs.

Take Care/Be Aware provides free breast cancer screenings for women who meet program requirements, as well as free follow up care, including: diagnostic exams, ultrasounds, biopsies and post biopsy mammograms for those whose initial mammogram return a positive finding. And if additional care is needed, Regional One Health staff will coordinate with the referring partner agency to determine the best method to assist the patient with their continuing care.

For more information about Take Care/Be Aware, please email [email protected] or call 901-545-7228.

As part of our commitment to the health and well-being of our community, Regional One Health offers injury prevention and safety classes to the public. Most programs are offered free of charge as a community service by Regional One Health and are available to any group including: civic, church, school, industry, and other organizations. We cover topics for schools, adults, and professionals.

School topics include: Bullies, Fire Safety/Burn Prevention, Conflict Resolution, Holiday Safety, Pedestrian Safety (includes bikes, scooters, skates and walking), Poison Prevention, Seat Belts/Safety Restraint, ATV Safety, and Distracted Driving and Violence Prevention (DDVP).

Adult topics include:  Fall Prevention, Crime Prevention, and Fire Safety/Burn Prevention.

Professional Topics include:  Rural Trauma Team Development Course, Advanced Burn Life Support Class, First Responders’ Guide to Emergency Burn Assessment and Treatment, Inhalation Injuries, Cyanide Exposure, Hydrofluoric Acid Exposure, and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.  If you have a specific topic and do not see it mentioned, please let us know and we will do our best to fulfill your request.

If you would like to request a presentation for your organization, please contact Geretta Hollins, Community Outreach/Injury Prevention Program Coordinator, at [email protected] or 901-545-6273. You may also email [email protected] for additional topic requests. We look forward to serving you.