Education and Support Services
Community Programs and Events
Special programs and community relations is responsible for the
creation and delivery of educational programs, support groups,
expert speaking engagements and exercise programming for
patients and families.
n Approximately 5,900 patients and families participated
throughout 2019. Based on evaluation input from patients
and feedback from Institute experts, fewer educational programs
to enhance program quality and increase participant attendance
n Panel programs with screenings and more exercise classes were
added. More than 87,592 people participated in all community
events in the past 11 months. Compared to 2018, the number of
population health and sponsored events grew by 37 percent with
a 14 percent increase in Institute program attendance and a 33
percent increase in attendance at sponsored events.