In the Community
Community Programs and Health Education
A community that cares.
At Sharp, we realize that nothing is more important than your health. Whether you need a support group, health education class or assistance during financial difficulties, we're here to help. Our community programs include:
- 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
2-1-1 San Diego
2-1-1 San Diego connects you with real people who care — free of charge. Dial 2-1-1, 24 hours a day, to speak with a specialist who can provide information on more than 2,000 community agencies and more than 5,000 health and human service programs in San Diego.
Community Health Worker Education Program
At Sharp, we work with community health workers to promote health education among groups that traditionally lack access to adequate care. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health Sciences High and Middle College
Sharp partners with Health Sciences High and Middle College (HSHMC) to expose students to the wide range of careers available in health care. HSHMC students earn high school diplomas, complete college entrance requirements and obtain community college credits, degrees or vocational certificates. Sharp Grossmont Hospital and Sharp Memorial Hospital offer job shadowing and internships for students who wish to explore real-world applications of their school-based knowledge. For more information, visit Health Sciences High and Middle College or call us at 619-528-9070.
San Diego is a culturally rich, diverse community. Sharp's Multicultural Services Department is dedicated to increasing awareness of Sharp and its multicultural programs, service lines and affiliated physicians within our community. Through public relations, local events and strategic partnerships, Sharp connects with various sectors of the community in order to promote diversity in San Diego.
Sharp Women's Health Conference
At Sharp, we strive to inspire you to live a health, balanced life. In honor of women's health, we host an annual, daylong 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
An informed and healthy young generation is a healthy future, which is why we developed Sharp's ThinkFirst program in San Diego. At ThinkFirst, specialized health care professionals and individuals who have undergone serious trauma (also known as VIPs, Voices for Injury Prevention), present an open and honest discussion about injury prevention. Our VIPs share real-life stories about how making a different and safer choice could have prevented the lifelong effects of a traumatic brain or spinal cord injury. For more information, contact Shelly Atkinson at 858-939-4416 or at email@example.com.