Cooper in the Community
The mission of Cooper University Health Care is to serve, to heal, to educate. The goal of Cooper's Community Health team is to promote healthy behaviors and collaborate with community-based organizations. Our team provides a variety of health education programs, clinical screenings, presentations, and consultations to engage, empower, and educate the community members we serve.
What we offer
Our experienced providers and health educators can present on a number of health-related topics. We can provide information and resources to your workplace, school, faith-based organization, or other community sites, and the program can be customized to fit your unique needs. Topics include, but are not limited to the following:
- Cancer awareness/prevention
- Alcohol, tobacco, and drug awareness
- Asthma and allergy
- Diabetes awareness/prevention
- Health and medical literacy
- Healthy lifestyle habits
- Heart health and stroke prevention
- Maternal and child well care
- Smoking and tobacco cessation
- Stress management
- Other chronic diseases
Our team partners with organizations to support self-management of chronic conditions through ongoing programming. We can offer patient education, support for lifestyle modifications, and support to help individuals develop the skills needed for effective chronic disease management.
Clinical Health Screenings
Our community providers offer population-specific health assessmets, supporting your cultural, demographic, and medical needs. In an effort to promote health and prevent disease, Cooper provides screenings for:
- Oral cancer
- Skin cancer
- Blood pressure
- Stroke risk
- Other conditions
Visit CooperUnite.org to find free and low-cost services, such as food, transportation, utility assistance and more, in your community. Community-based organizations can leverage this resource to promote their services and offerings. CooperUnite is also accessible in MyCooper.
Community Health Workers
Community Health Workers (CHWs) provide peer-to-peer support to people experiencing social barriers that impact health outcomes. The CHWs come from the communities they serve, are knowledgeable about the system barriers patients face and use their shared background and life experiences to help address barriers to care. Learn more.
Community Health Needs Assessment
Learn about the health-related needs of our community and Cooper’s plan to address them in our improvement plan. Click here to see the reports.
Cooper thanks the organizations that support our efforts in the community.
- New Jersey Department of Health
- Federal Communications Commission
- No Kid Hungry
- Nicholson Foundation