Health awareness and prevention are core to the community outreach of the hospital. Our commitment to caring is infused in community-related activities, including programs that are educational, informative, and make a positive impact on area residents. Some of these programs impact health directly while others affect health indirectly by improving quality of life.
The RUAH program connects individuals in the community with needed services including primary health care and preventative health services. St. Vincent Jennings employs a Health Access Worker who connects uninsured/underserved individuals and families to primary and preventative care as well as to other needed community services. For more information, call 812-352-4466.
Through the Back to School Program, St. Vincent Jennings associates collect items needed for area youth each year. The items we collect include:
Over the past year, staff donations resulted in 600 backpacks that were full of the supplies for children (K-8th grade). To make either a financial donation or to donate school supplies, call 812-352-4228.
When students are on summer break, St. Vincent Jennings provides free meals at various sites. For more information, call 812-352-4228.
Seniors at the high school interested in a healthcare career can apply for the internship program through their school counselor. This program enables youth to observe and learn about all types of medical and health careers. This program is available year-round.
Date: Come to our next event: October 2018
*Patients must fast 8-12 hours before blood tests. Snacks will be available.
Through the efforts of St.Vincent Jennings and the Jennings County Drug and Alcohol Task Force, a grant for tobacco prevention and cessation was awarded to Jennings County in 2012. Services available through the Tobacco Cessation program include:
For information or questions, please call Diana Daeger, Tobacco Prevention Coordinator, at 812-352-4414