List of MeritCare Community Service Activities

Below is a list of the many other programs MeritCare either provides or where MeritCare associates partner with community organizations to impact the health and quality of life of our communities. Each activity is listed under the category in which it was quantified on the Executive Summary.

Community Health Education

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AARP inservice – Driving Assessment
American Cancer Society presentations
Active Older Adult
Bone Marrow news conference
Breast Cancer Awareness booths & presentations
Breast Cancer Awareness Update to NDSU Pharmacy
Buffy’s Story – SDS – Children’s Hospital
Cancer in Agriculture Population – State Farm Bureau
Careers in the Medical Field – Fargo South High
Cancer Overview – Altrusa
Cancer Screening & Prevention – Concordia Nursing Students
Caring for Newborns
Car Seat
Car Seat Checkups
CPR Class
CPR – Family & Friends – to daycare providers
Diabetes Awareness – Fall Event – Exercise
Diabetes class – for parents of diabetic children
Faithfully Fit
Family Having a Baby class
Great American Smokeout – radio interview
Health Newsletters Direct
Health Talk (monthly televised health talk with chance to call in questions)
Health talks
Hearts Plus
Heart Success
Kids Health Library
Lactation Community Coordination
Lamaze beginning/refresher
Life’s Options
Living Well workshops
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MS Education Night – Fatigue Management presentation
MS Event
New Beginnings
Nurturing Touch Infant Massage
Oncology Symposium – 2005
PAD Class – Walk With Less Pain
Parents Fair
Parish Nurse Ministry
Parish Outreach Education
Pulmonary Inspirations
Speakers Bureau
Spiritual Care Injourney Research Group
Stroke Support Group presentation
Valley Health Journal
Women’s Showcase
Youth Medical Experience
Health Care Support Services

ALS Support Group
Brain Injury Support Group
Coping With Challenge Support Group
Community Resource Coordination
Diabetes Support Group – Detroit Lakes
Diabetes Support Group – Perham
Gastric Bypass Support Group
Guest Services – bus passes
Indigent Drug Program
Laryngectomy Support Group
MS Caregivers Support Group
ND Brain Injury Support Group
ND Catch Grant Administration
Persons Affected by Disability
Prostate Support Group
Share Infant Loss Support Group
Survivors of Stroke Support Group
Transplant Support Group
Cash Donations

Health-related not-for-profits such as:
American Cancer Society
American Heart Association
American Lung Association
Chamber of Commerce
Churches United for the Homeless
Cystic Fibrosis Association
Daily Bread
Dakota Conference on Rural & Public Health
Kamp Kace
March of Dimes
Mental Health Association
MS Society
ND Public Health Foundation
Red River Valley Paralegal Association
Ronald McDonald House
Sertoma Flag Program
St. Francis Medical Center
United Way of Barnes County
United Way of Becker County
United Way of Cass County
United Way of Grand Forks
In-Kind Donations

AHA Gala
Child Advocacy Center
Clinical instructor – MSUM AT Ed Program
Coats 4 Kids
Community events – First Aid
Daily Bread
First Lutheran parking
Holiday Clearing Bureau
Hospice of the Red River Valley board member
Meals on Wheels
MSUM Wellness Task Force/Athletic Board
Sharps containers in the community
Sports Med wearables
Tumor Registry
United Way school support – Day of Caring
Use of conference rooms
Wheels for the World
Health Professionals Education and Training

Concordia, MSUM, Jamestown College, UND, U of Mary, Minot State, MSCTC, and NDSCS
CRNA Rotations
Exercise Science & Athletic Training Students
HIT – Concordia Interns
Industrial Engineering Students
Nursing Clinicals, Preceptorships, & Observation Experiences (AAS LPN & BSN) – NDSU, Paramedic Clinicals
PT/OT/Speech/Recreational Therapy rotations
Public Relation Interns
Social Work Internships
Training for internal schools – RT, Pharmacy, Clinical Lab Science, Radiology
Training for Medical Students and Residents
Community-Based Clinical Services

Disaster drills
Disaster preparedness
Fargo Marathon
Fire stand-bys
Fargo Air Show
FM Soccer
Hawley Rodeo
High School Rodeo
Legs for Life
Prostate screening blood draws & exams
Speech & language screening
SWAT medic training
SWAT stand-bys
Community Building

ACS Navigator Services with MC Radiation & Med Onc
Adopt-a-School & Youth Mentorship
American Cancer Society Midwest Board
Athletic training
Beltrami Area Service Collaborative Board
Bemidji Race Relations Board
Bemidji Smile Center – Community Member
Biotech Initiative Committee – Bemidji
Boys State
Cancer Plan MN – Dept. of Health
Celebrate Kindness
Chamber of Commerce – Bemidji
Child Advocacy Committee meetings
Children’s Miracle Network – volunteer time
Daily Bread board
Emergency Preparedness subcommittees
FHC Finance Committee
FM Chaplains – Spiritual Care Service
Freedom/ND Brain Injury/ND PT/ND OT – board member
Go Red – American Heart Association
Habitat for Humanity bike fundraiser
MD coverage of NDSCS
Medical interpreter programs
MSUM Board & Task Force work
ND Cancer Coalition
Occupational Development Center Business Advisory Committee
Public Health Advisory Committee
Public Relations talks
Refugee community impact meetings
Regional Disaster Plan
Rescue Squad liaison
Ronald McDonald board
Rotary Club – Bemidji
Safe Kids car seat checks
Shiloh Church wheelchair drive
Smoking Task Force B Team – Bemidji
Wheels for the World
Community Benefit Operations

American Cancer Society
American Cancer Relay for Life
Boys and Girls Club
Community Benefit
Friends of the Family
House of Hospitality
Roger Maris Golf Tourney