13th Annual Take a Loved One for a Checkup Day

Take a Loved One for is a national initiative to encourage people of color to see a health care professional or make an appointment in the near future.  Austin Public Health’s Health Equity Unit is locally spearheading this national campaign to promote greater awareness of the importance of regular doctor visits and health screenings.  Free […]

Older Adults Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an 8-hour class that gives people the tools they need to help someone who might be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. MHFA can save a life, just like CPR can help save someone who is having a heart attack.
What will you learn in […]

Seton Southwest Hospital

Seton Southwest seeks volunteers to assist in various areas throughout the hospital. They can find a place for you no matter what your talent is.
Volunteers can assist in non-traditional areas that include sewing and crafts and pet therapy. Volunteers are also needed in traditional roles that include Patient Service Care Areas such as surgery, oncology, […]

Tips to Deal with the Extreme Heat

The extreme heat we’re experiencing already in Central Texas can be dangerous. Many people don’t realize the limitations of the human body to endure heat.
Austin Public Health offers the following list of tips people can take in hot weather to reduce the risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Stay in shaded areas and avoid the […]

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