Community Health Education Programs
In an effort to inform community members about services and physicians provided by Rush-Copley, on going healthcare-related programming and screenings have been coordinated with several community organizations.
- Aurora University Institute for Collaboration
- Compañeros en Salud/Partners in Health
- Kane County Health Department
- Kendall County Triad
- Oswego Senior Center
- Senior Service Associates, Inc.
- Sunnymere Senior Community Living in Aurora
Additionally, health/wellness/safety programs developed through the Marketing Department, have been presented in the community at several schools, civic clubs, park districts, libraries, churches, and city departments.
Many of our healthcare professionals are willing to give presentations on a variety of medical topics, in order to help the community stay up to date and fully informed.
AED Community Program
Sudden cardiac arrest can strike anyone regardless of age - anywhere and at anytime. Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) play an important role in the chain of survival for sudden cardiac arrest victims.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a person experiencing sudden cardiac arrest is two to three times more likely to survive if an AED is used before emergency medical services personnel arrives.
This program teaches the importance of AEDs in the community and proper use of AED equipment through hands-on demonstration. It is intended for individuals not seeking certification.
If your organization is interested in receiving an AED donated through the Fox Valley Heart Fund, please complete the AED Donation Request Application.
Fall Prevention Community Program
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), trauma caused by falls is one of the leading causes of death in the older
However, falls are controllable and the opportunity to prevent them among older adults has never been better. Studies have shown that education, fall assessments, and reducing fall hazards at home have helped decrease falls.
Rush-Copley’s Fall Prevention Program teaches participants how to identify risk factors for falls, simple exercises to aide in strength and balance and how to modify living environments to reduce the risk of falls in the home.
To schedule this program for your organization, group or school, please
contact Susan Hines, Community Relations Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Healthy Hands Program
Rush-Copley features an interactive program in which representatives from the medical center visit area schools to speak about sanitation and other simple ways/tips to stay healthy.
For groups in the Aurora/Kane County area, please contact Zaida Rodriguez at 630-978-4989 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Groups located in Montgomery, Oswego, Yorkville or Kendall County, please contact Susan Hines at 630-898-5982 or email@example.com.
Health Career Topics
This half-day forum held at Rush-Copley Medical Center allow students to get a first hand account of varying careers in the medical field.
Community Health Talks
Held at the Santori Public Library, this health education program provided in Spanish or English with an interpreter, targets the needs and well-being of men, women and children over the age of 12 in the community.
Rush-Copley Walking Club
Walking is one of the easiest ways to improve your overall health and well being. So why not gather a few friends or neighbors and start your own walking club? Rush-Copley will provide your group with a no-cost presentation and offers the tools you need to get started. Learn More
Run Your Way to a Healthier You
Now that you’ve been walking at a moderate or vigorous pace for a while, it's time to think about challenging yourself and introduce running into your fitness plan. Get all the resources you need to begin. Start Today
Rush-Copley participates in several community events by providing information material on wellness programs, physicians, and other services offered by Rush-Copley.
Safety Seat Checks
These community wide programs allow Rush-Copley to partner with local businesses in order to provide residents with proper instruction and techniques for installing and using Child Safety Seats.
These programs are open to the community, and hosted in partnership with Senior Services in Kendall County and are hosted at Rush-Copley Healthcare Center - Yorkville monthly.
Free Fasting Blood Sugar Screenings
Held in Oswego and Yorkville monthly and open to the community.