Community Programs

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St. Joseph's Healthcare System works with a wide range of community partners throughout northern New Jersey.

Working with faith-based groups, civic and social organizations, schools and universities, as well as professional groups, we provide a wide range of health information and services to your organization's members.

We design and develop the health education programs based on the needs and interests of your group, striving to accommodate your requests. For your convenience, courses and programs are offered on weekends and evenings, on-site at your organization.

For additional information, please contact us: 973.754.2868.


Our community education programs include, but are not limited to:

CPR and Life Support Education - Advanced level courses are available for professional healthcare providers, with all training provided by certified instructors. Choose from the links below to view course schedules and register online:

Advanced Cardiac Life Support *(PCCC PSA)

Pediatric Advanced Life Support* (PCCC PSA)

Health Care Provider CPR* (Full Course)

Health Care Provider CPR* (Renewal Course)

     *Current certification in HealthCare Provider Basic Life Support (CPR) required

Childbirth & Family Education - The center offers a broad spectrum of courses in Lamaze, Childbirth/Parenting Education, and breastfeeding. Group, as well as private courses are available. In a warm, relaxed environment, certified instructors provide all programs. For additional class information and schedule call 973.754.3451 or email Lou Ann Damsma at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


St. Joseph's Children's Hospital - Pediatricians, clinical psychologists, pediatric nurses, and other staff provide a wide range of educational programs on Autism, Diabetes, Obesity, Asthma, "Keeping Kids Safe," Game of Life, Dangers of Substance Abuse, etc. Programs are provided in partnership with schools and parent organizations, day care centers, community groups, scouting groups, etc. Click here for a 2012 SJCH calendar to help stay organized.


Early Intervention Program - Provides educational programs and services for parents of infants and toddlers from birth through age three, with a special focus on children with developmental delays and disabilities. Parent education classes are provided at day care centers, health fairs, and other special community events. Parent education and support.


Craniofacial and Swallowing Center - Serves infants through older adults. Provides workshops and seminars on swallowing disorders, hearing loss, and conservation.


The Diabetes Education Center at St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital - Certified and recognized by the American Diabetes Association as a Center of Excellence, the diabetes nurse educators provide monthly education and support groups for people with diabetes. They also speak on diabetes at a wide range of community seminars, health fairs, and conferences.


Emergency Department - Physicians, nurses, and staff speak on a wide range of trauma and safety-related issues, including Injury Prevention for Children, Proper Use of Car Seats and Child Safety, Boating Safety, Bike Safety, "Safeproofing Your Home," Medication Safety, etc. Programs are offered for people of all ages, in conjunction with a wide range of community partners.


Cancer Education - Oncologists, nurses, and other staff offer lectures on skin, breast, prostate and lung Cancer, as well as provide information on cancer risk reduction, diagnosis, treatment, and support services at a range of community health fairs and other programs.


Stroke Center - Physicians and nurses provide lectures on "Stroke: Risk, Signs, Diagnosis, and Treatment" at a range of community and corporate organizations. They also participate in health fairs and community activities.


Sleep Care Center - Pulmonologists and other staff from the Sleep Care Center at St. Joseph's provide lectures on "Healthy Sleep and Sleep Disorders," "Treatment of Snoring and Sleep Apnea" at both corporate and community forums. Staff also participate in a wide range of community health fairs and activities.


Imaging Center - Radiologists, nurses, and other staff provide a range of presentations on Advances In Imaging Technology, including CT Scans, Calcium Scoring, Sonograms, Mammography, etc. to both professional, corporate, and community audiences. Staff also participate in health fairs, conferences, and other community activities.


Support Groups – St. Joseph's provides a wide variety of health and wellness support groups organized to assist those afflicted with both chronic conditions and those newly diagnosed who need information and coping skills.


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