In the Community
Community Programs and Health Education
At Sharp, we realize that nothing is more important than your health. You make choices every day that impact your health. Whether you need a support group, health education classes or assistance during financial difficulties, there is help. Learn more about Sharp's community programs, sponsorships, health education and more.
- 2-1-1 San Diego
- Community Health Worker Education Program
- Health Sciences High and Middle College
- Multicultural Services
- Sharp Women's Health Conference
- Social Security
- ThinkFirst - Use Your Mind to Protect Your Body
- Transportation Resources
2-1-1 San Diego
2-1-1 San Diego is a free service that can help connect you to more than 2,000 community agencies that provide more than 5,000 health and human service programs in San Diego. Dial 2-1-1 to speak with an information and referral specialist. Assistance is confidential and offered in more than 150 languages.
Community Health Worker Education Program
Community health workers (CHWs or promotores) are individuals who work in community settings and serve as connectors between health care consumers and providers like Sharp HealthCare to promote health education among groups that have traditionally lacked access to adequate care. For more information about scheduling a presentation please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health Sciences High and Middle College
Sharp HealthCare and Health Sciences High and Middle College (HSHMC) together provide students with a broad exposure to careers available in health care. HSHMC students earn high school diplomas, complete college entrance requirements and have opportunities to earn community college credits, degrees or vocational certificates. Sharp links students with health care professionals through job shadowing and internships to explore real-world applications of their school-based knowledge and skills on the campuses of Sharp Grossmont Hospital and Sharp Memorial Hospital. Visit Health Sciences High and Middle College or 619-528-9070 for more information.
Sharp HealthCare's Multicultural Services Department is dedicated to increasing the awareness of Sharp and its programs, service lines, and affiliated physicians within San Diego's diverse community. This is done through community events, extensive media campaigns, public relations and strategic partnerships.
Sharp Women's Health Conference
The Sharp Women's Health Conference is a day-long health education symposium aimed to address the specific health concerns of women. Visit Sharp Women's Health Conference for more information about the event.
Social Security is a social insurance program consisting of unemployment, disability and survivor's benefits. Information available about social security for teens. For more information, call 1- 800-772-1213.
ThinkFirst - Use Your Mind to Protect Your Body
Sharp HealthCare's ThinkFirst San Diego program is a comprehensive injury prevention program designed to prevent children, teens and young adults from suffering the lifelong effects of a traumatic brain or spinal cord injury. Our unique education model incorporates health care professionals who discuss anatomy, physiology and potentially lifesaving information combined with personal testimonies from individuals who live with these disabilities. These individuals are known as VIPs (Voices for Injury Prevention) and openly and honestly share with students how making a different and safer choice could have prevented their injury. The program focuses on reduction of injuries as well as disability awareness. For more information, contact Shelly Atkinson at 858-939-4416 or at email@example.com.
Maps, Directions and Parking
Access maps and directions for each of our Sharp hospitals and find out where parking is available at each location.
For specific transit information, visit San Diego's Traffic, Transit and Commute Information website.