Community engagement is a key part of the Camden Healthy Start (CHS) program. CHS relies on the support and involvement of the community to find solutions to end infant mortality. There are many ways the program engages the community in an effort to save young lives.
CHS hosts a variety of events and activities in neighborhoods throughout Camden. Activities are not only designed to inform and educate, but also to attract widespread support and continue the momentum for change. Our most recent events have included:
Town Hall Meetings
CHS town hall meetings provide an opportunity for residents to learn about infant mortality and discuss ways to stop babies from dying in the community. Residents voice their concerns and offer solutions to address this problem.
CHS literacy events support and empower Camden families. These events are designed to show how and why books should be a regular part of a child’s life. Families meet to read together, create their own books and celebrate the importance of reading.
Traveling Community Fairs
CHS offers community health fairs throughout Camden during the spring and summer months. Events include free health screenings and activities for Camden families designed to promote good health.
Community Baby Showers
CHS hosts baby showers for new and expecting moms enrolled in the program. These events provide support and encouragement to mothers and fathers-to-be as well as new moms and dads.