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  • Texas
    Confirmed Cases: 230,346
    Deaths: 2,918

  • Midland County
    Confirmed Cases: 1,070
    Deaths: 19

*Last updated on 07/9/2020 at 4:58 PM

Community Health Outreach

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About Midland Health First

The vision for Midland Health is to make Midland the healthiest community in Texas. Part of our Healing Mission is to do our best to improve the health and well-being of our community. Check this page regularly to stay up-to-date on our community health initiatives, including our community garden project, whole-food plant-based nutrition, and health & wellness events happening in Midland.

Better U

BetterU is a online holistic lifestyle medicine program addressing all three branches of health—physical, mental and spiritual. Within these branches are a variety of different programs to help you find and customize a health plan tailored to your needs. Want to know more? Visit betterutexas.org to sign-up!

To hear powerful success stories from real people making an impact in our community, head to betterutexas.org/empoweru.

Born to Read

Midland Health in collaboration with Midland County Public Library Foundation (MCPL) and the Permian Basin Area Foundation (PBAF) has launched the Born to Read initiative to encourage parents to read to their newborn. This program also encourages parents to use public libraries for storytime and other library programs. “Born to Read” is an initiative to provide a new book to every baby born at Midland Memorial Hospital. That means more than 3,000 books will be provided to newborns each year.

Community Service Month

Midland Health employees take part in Community Service Month each year during November and December. Employees and their families serve at local non-profits, organizations and community events including HEB Feast of Sharing, West Texas Food Bank, Midland Independent School District, Meals on Wheels, several soup kitchens and more. During 2019, a hospital wide food drive collected over 11,000 pounds of food and a toy drive gifted 145 local children. 

Hope Chest 

Hope Chest is an incentives program for pregnant and parenting women of all ages, income, races, religious affiliations and needs, focusing on the health of babies across the Permian Basin. It encourages responsibility and healthy behavior during and after pregnancy.  Visit our Hope Chest page for more information. 

Hope Circle

Hope Circle is dedicated to improving the quality of life for those affected by cancer through activity and building community. The program focuses on nutrition, community, and activities that hope to better and extend the lives of participants. Midland Health is proud to partner with Gifts of Hope for this program. Visit our Hope Circle page for more information.

Midland Health Community Garden

Want to make a difference? So do we. We're starting from the ground up with a dream to create healthy dietary options for everyone in the Midland community. We have built a community garden right on the Midland Memorial Hospital West Campus grounds, at 4214 Andrews Highway.

Help our dream of a healthier Midland take root. Visit our Community Garden page or call (432) 221-4510 for information about renting a plot, volunteering, and other ways you can get involved.

Wellness Tour

Wellness Tour promotes health and wellness in Midland and encourages healthy behaviors, health awareness and wellness activities throughout the entire week at various locations across the city. Midland Health is proud to partner with the City of Midland, Midland Independent School District and Midland College for this city wide event. For details about the sixth annual Wellness Tour, visit midlandwellnesstour.com.

Whole-food, Plant-based Nutrition

In 2016, Midland Health hosted the first ever Food Is Medicine seminar at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center. Over 500 attendees learned how a plant-based diet can prevent and reverse chronic disease, how exercise plays an important part of a healthy lifestyle and how to shop and cook on the plant-based diet. This event led to the formation of a non-profit, called Healthy City, and they now host Food Is Medicine annually. 

The 2020 Food Is Medicine seminar is scheduled for Saturday, April 4th. Learn more at ourhealthycity.com/FIM

Upcoming Community Events

Click here to see a list of upcoming community events, such as health fairs, free health screenings, nutrition support groups, walk and run events, etc.

 

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