Community Outreach Center

As part of its mission as a community hospital, Slidell Memorial staffs a professional Community Outreach Center that provides a variety of programs to help improve the quality of life in our community.

Community Health Education

At Slidell Memorial, our goal is to be the place you and your family can turn to for healthcare information. We provide several free community health education programs, including a monthly Lunch & Learn Series, HealthTalk Speakers Bureau, and HealthWorks Program. These programs seek to educate the community on the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, early detection of diseases, and how to prevent and treat chronic ailments. With a team of more than 1,000 dedicated experts - many of them the very best in their fields - we are able to offer a wide variety of topics. Slidell Memorial is also happy to provide educational booths and screenings for local health fairs.

Lunch & Learn Series

Free monthly Lunch & Learns are presented by SMH experts and feature topics on current healthcare issues and treatments. A light, healthy lunch is served, and free health screenings are available at each event. Call 985-280-2657 to register.

HealthTalk Speakers Bureau

The SMH HealthTalk Speakers Bureau is a free community service to keep our community members abreast of current healthcare issues and treatments. Our speakers provide health education and wellness information to local clubs, churches, community organizations, homeowners groups, businesses, and other civic organizations as part of our ongoing commitment to improve the health and wellness of the community we serve.

HealthWorks Program

At Slidell Memorial, our goal is to be the place your employees turn to for healthcare information. SMH HealthWorks brings medical expertise, screenings, and educational programs directly to your workplace. Our goal is to detect potential health problems for your employees; educate them about health issues; and inspire them to maintain healthy lifestyles. Healthy employees lead to higher morale, reduced absenteeism, increased productivity, and lower medical costs.


Classes for Families and Children

We offer resources to educate and support parents in raising their children in emotionally healthy ways. From grooming your toddler's language and fine-motor skills during Me & My Tot Time, to preparing preteens for the changes the body undergoes during puberty, our knowledgeable staff provides an interactive, nurturing environment to aid parents along the difficult and rewarding journey that is raising a child.

Class registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis. While the parent support groups are free, nominal fees are charged for some. Preregistration is required.

Parenting Support Groups

Child development and insights about parenting

Me & My Tot Time

Weekly support groups for parents and their little ones (walking to preschool)

Baby & Me

Weekly support group for parents and their babies (newborn to walking)

Girl Talk

Offered quarterly for girls age 9-13, discusses the physical, social, and emotional changes that occur during puberty. Participants must be accompanied by a female adult.

Guy Talk

Offered quarterly for boys age 10-13, discusses physical, social, and emotional changes that occur during puberty. Participants must be accompanied by male adult.

Safe Sitter - Babysitting Classes

Two-day babysitting class offered in the summer


For dates and times of programs or for further information, please call the Community Outreach Center at 985-280-8600.

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