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Community Outreach

Memorial's Community Outreach Department serves as a link between the community and the hospital in multiple facets. While bringing education and wellness promotion to the community, this department exemplifies the hospital’s mission of extending the healing ministry of Christ to those around us.

Our Community Outreach staff provide services such as tobacco education, health screenings with the Mission in Motion mobile health unit, annual health fairs, the Live It Up! childhood obesity prevention program, and smoking cessation classes.

For questions or for more information regarding these programs, or to have the Mission in Motion trailer visit your business for FREE screenings, contact our Community Outreach Coordinator at (606) 598-1095.

Current Programs

Mission in Motion

Manchester Memorial Hospital's Community Outreach team provides free health screenings to aid in wellness and prevention. Free screenings include blood glucose, body mass index, total cholesterol and blood pressure. These screenings can be held in convenient locations such as churches, businesses, parks and schools.

Health Fairs

CREATION Health Fair

Each spring, this fair provides an interactive experience based on the principles CREATION Health.  Local health agencies and health partners provide a variety of wellness offerings including  free health screenings, Zumba demonstrations, martial arts instructions, massages and more.




Mommy & Baby Fair

Annually, we provide expectant mothers and moms-to-be a health fair designed specifically for them.  The fair includes free health screenings, information booths, massages, Q&A sessions with OB/GYN physician and pediatricians, photo sessions, give-aways and even shopping.



Smoking Cessation

The American Lung Association Freedom from Smoking Program is offered free to the public at Manchester Memorial Hospital on a regular basis. This 8-week program combines nicotine replacement therapy products (patches, gum or lozenges) with a supportive group setting and trained facilitators hosting the meetings.

Summer Fitness

We provide an 8-week (24 session) summer fitness program for people in Clay County. This free program combines instruction in health and wellness with a variety of physical activities and is designed for individuals ages 16 and up. 

Live It Up!

Live It Up! is a 9-week supervised program for middle school students in Clay County.  The  curriculum we developed for this course includes a pre-test and post-test to evaluate progress and is based on the 8 principles of CREATION Health spelled out in the CREATION acronym: Choice, Rest, Environment, Activity, Trust, Interpersonal Relationships, Outlook and Nutrition.  Live It Up! is designed to help students make healthier choices in all areas of life.

Breaking Bread Program

MMH provides supper for our brothers and sisters in need within our community.  Many hospital employees have also volunteered at God's Closet every Monday.  If you would like to participate in this project and serve the community, contact our Chaplain Mark at 606.598.5104 ext 3170 or email him at mark.bondarenko@ahss.org

Free Food for EMS

The hospital offers free meals in the Terrace Café for all EMS personnel on duty.