Health Education

South Shore Hospital

Classes & Programs

  • Babysitting Classes
  • Breastfeeding Course
  • Bootcamp for New Dads
  • Child Car Seat Safety
  • CPR Classes
  • Lactation Support
  • Maternity Services
  • Newborn Care and Safety
  • Pregnancy Education
  • Prepared Childbirth Classes
  • Preparing for Twins, Triplets and More
  • Sibling Classes
  • Travel Health Services
  • Outpatient Diabetes Center for Education

**Visit South Shore Hospital’s Classes and Programs page (Click here)  for more information and for a comprehensive list of classes and services available!**

Youth Health Connection Program at South Shore Hospital
Book Loan Program
We loan books out for up to a months time and ask that you provide us with a book review so that we know if the titles being provided are appropriate and informative. If you are interested in reading one of the below titles, please contact:
EMAIL or 718-794-7849

 

Summer Safety Tips from the Weymouth Health Department

SUN EXPOSURE:
Minimize sun exposure. During the summer season, avoid relying on just sunscreen to protect you or your child from excess sun exposure. Remember, 80% of our lifetime exposure to the sun occurs during our childhood years.
You should start with a good sunscreen and then:
-avoid mid-day sun when the sun’s rays are the strongest (10am – 4pm)
-cover up with lightweight clothing to protect the arms and legs
-wear a wide brimmed hat/visor and wear UV sunglasses to protect the eyes
-have lots of bottled water on hand
-some medications make a person more susceptible to sunburn so extra precautions are necessary to avoid prolonged sun exposure. (A few such medications are Accutane, Retin A, tetracycline, Cipro, thiazides, griseofulvin, sulfa, Lariam). Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure as there are many more that can cause sensitivity when combined with sun exposure.

LYME DISEASE:
Lyme Disease from ticks cause rash, fatigue, fever and flu like symptoms.
– wear light colored clothing
– use insect repellent with DEET
– avoid grassy areas
– perform daily tick checks on yourself and your children and promptly remove any ticks
– if you have been bitten – call your doctor.

HEALTH EDUCATION RESOURCES

Weymouth Health Department

Weymouth Public Schools Health Services

Weymouth Substance Abuse Prevention Team

Weymouth Public Libraries

South Shore Hospital

American Association for Health Education

The mission of the American Association for Health Education (AAHE) is to advance the profession by serving health educators and others who strive to promote the health of all people through education and other systematic strategies.

National Institute of Health: Child Health & Human Development on Health Education

The NICHD maintains and is involved in a number of health communication campaigns and programs. For more information on the featured projects, visit the health education page at NICHD.

National Library of Medicine

National Institutes of Health

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, is the world’s largest medical library. The Library collects materials and provides information and research services in all areas of biomedicine and health care.

PubMed

PubMed comprises more than 19 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

US Centers for Disease Control

Visit the CDC’s webpage for more information about disease & conditions, healthy living, emergency preparedness & response, environmental health, travelers’ health, life stages & populations, workplace safety & health and more!

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

For more information about food, drugs, medical devices, vaccines, cosmetics, animals, radiation-emitting products and tobacco products are regulated to protect you and your health, please visit the FDA’s website.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

US Department of Health and Human Services

SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. The Agency was established in 1992 and directed by Congress to target effectively substance abuse and mental health services to the people most in need and to translate research in these areas more effectively and more rapidly into the general health care system.

Regional Center for Healthy Communities

The Regional Center for Healthy Communities (RCHC) provides consultation, training, and education in the areas of public health and community development to the 60 communities in our service area. The RCHC also maintains a library that provides community members with access to a specialized collection of public health resources.