Community Outreach

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Free Flu Shot Clinics

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We want to empower all members of our community to enjoy the healthiest lifestyle possible. We are dedicated to providing health and outreach services to meet the needs of our community.

Our staff is active all year participating in community, faith organization, and school health fairs and events, working with many community-based organizations, health clinics and schools. These interactions inform the hospital about community health needs and allow us to respond with appropriate services.

The community outreach department provides free health screening, counseling, education and referrals. For more information see the Health Counseling Schedule or call Huntington Hospital Community Outreach at (626) 397-3376.

Asthma Education and Management

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The Huntington Hospital Community Asthma Program offers free asthma education for adults and parents of children with asthma.

  • Individual asthma education. Classes are taught in English or Spanish and provide an overview of asthma triggers, medications and management of the condition.
  • Asthma clinic. The asthma clinic offers a free asthma evaluation for children, adolescents and adults. All participants are screened, evaluated and treated by an asthma/allergy specialist. Ongoing treatment and referrals are provided as needed.

For more information or to schedule an appointment email us at: HHCAP@huntingtonhospital.com

For English, please call (626) 397-8637

Para Espanol, llame al (626) 397-8636

The Asthma Education and Management Program is based on the National Institute of Health (NIH) guidelines. Asthma education provides participants with a better understanding of asthma and it also helps them to better communicate their asthma needs to their doctor.

We are grateful for the following donors for their generous support of this community outreach initiative: The Pasadena Respiratory Health Foundation, and the Georgina-Frederick Children’s Foundation.

Health Counseling

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Our registered nurses work in partnership with other community agencies to determine the community's needs and what can be done to help meet those needs. Free health counseling and screenings for diabetes and hypertension are provided at a variety of community sites every month.

Throughout the year we participate in health fairs, providing free health education for disease prevention and management, and maintaining a healthful lifestyle. We also hold over 30 free annual flu shot clinics throughout the community - providing an average of 2,500 flu shots annually.

View upcoming health counseling and screening events on our Event Calendar.

Community Outreach Statistics Data

In an effort to constantly improve the quality of health counseling and asthma education and management services that we provide to our community, we monitor our performance against a series of standardized benchmarks that are aimed at improving community care.

Current year updated quarterly.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH HEALTH COUNSELING 2015 2016 2017
Community sites visited monthly for health screenings/counseling 14 14 16
Annual visits to community sites for health screenings/counseling 142 141 83
Health Counseling
Clients screened/counseled during health counseling visits
Blood pressure and blood glucose screenings combined

1,688
2,847

1,862
3,163

1033
1797
Flu Shot Clinics
Annual seasonal influenza immunizations (October-December)

2,259

2,053

TBD
Community Health Fairs
Health fairs attended
Attendees screened and counseled

10
372

15
560

4
101
Community Education
Annual education presentations
Annual attendees/participants at presentations

79
1,076

51
710

58
806
ASTHMA EDUCATION AND MANAGEMENT (HHCAP) 2015 2016 2017*
Annual clinics for medically underserved 36 31 17
Annual patient visits to clinics 246 212 158
Annual asthma education sessions 128 129 92
Annual participants in education sessions 245 246 153
Percent (%) of asthma education participants with decreased emergency department visits or hospitalization 6 months to 1 year after education sessions 92% 94% TBD

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