Prevention and Wellness
A Healthier Community
Atrium Medical Center (Atrium) offers many prevention and wellness programs like the Diabetes Wellness Fair that help educate residents and promote healthy living. Atrium also developed a mobile wellness program, providing speakers and workshops to local communities on how to achieve a healthy lifestyle.
Annual Diabetes Wellness Fair
Atrium is committed to raising community awareness about all diseases, especially “silent killers” like diabetes. Each year, the hospital partners with the Middletown Area Family YMCA to co-host the Diabetes Wellness Fair. The fair is held in November to coincide with American Diabetes Month, and is always free and open to the public. Blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol screenings are offered to visitors, and hospital representatives are on hand to discuss available services. Several organizations specializing in diabetes care also are available to showcase diabetes products and services.
It is estimated that approximately 21 million Americans have diabetes, and in Butler and Warren counties alone, there are more than 34,000 residents living with the disease. With treatment and proper care, individuals with diabetes can live long, fulfilling lives. However, if diabetes is not managed properly, it can lead to complications such as heart disease, stroke, and blindness. The goal of the Diabetes Wellness Fair is to raise community awareness about the disease and encourage people to exercise and eat healthy to manage or even prevent diabetes.
Community Prevention and Wellness Programs
Atrium is proud to provide the necessary resources for residents to make good lifestyle and health decisions. Atrium offers a variety of classes that promote weight management, smoking cessation, stress management, fitness, and much more. In addition, Atrium developed a community-wide program that takes wellness to the streets. This program hosts quarterly public seminars with well-known speakers on pertinent health care topics, as well as hands-on workshops giving practical techniques for achieving wellness and prevention. A van is used to carry this wellness message into all surrounding communities, and the program also publishes a monthly newsletter promoting healthy living.
Content Updated: December 1, 2014