Caring for Our Community
Brooks-TLC is proud of our robust community outreach program that provides educational and preventive healthcare information and services to the community, a worthwhile contribution of almost $90,000 in 2019.
Brooks’ Community Health Program is consistent with the Chautauqua County 2019-2021 Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plan and Community Service Plan which identifies health priorities for the county.
Learn more about upcoming events and classes or register to attend.
Brooks-TLC contributes to the overall health and wellness of our community by hosting Farmers’ Market Fridays, offering fresh fruits and vegetables in the hospital parking lot weekly during the summer months through October.
Community Outreach Programs
American Heart Association Training Classes
American Heart Association training classes are available for healthcare professionals in our community. Classes are offered at both the Brooks and TLC campuses including:
- Basic Life Support (BLS)
- Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) – New Provider
- Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) – Recertification
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) –New Provider
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) – Recertification
Offered several times a year on T & TH from 12pm – 1pm for five consecutive weeks at First United Methodist Church of Fredonia, 25 Church St., Fredonia NY.
Cost is only $13 per individual session ($130 for full program).
Contact Tammy Kiszak, at (716) 363-3092
Sponsored in conjunction with Cancer Services Program of Steuben, Allegany, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua Counties at 1-877-778-6857.
Offered to community members with no insurance or high insurance deductibles.
Contact Sharon Muntz, Imaging, at (716) 363-3936.
Diabetes Self-Management Education
Beginning Sept. 22, 2020. Offered on Tuesday evenings from 7 – 8 p.m at Gowanda Medical Center, 34 Commercial St., Gowanda, NY 14070.
To register, call Tracy or Carrie at (716) 532-8100, ext. 7 or 8.
Expectant Parent Classes
Childbirth classes are offered three times each year on specified weekday evenings.
There is no charge for the class.
Contact the OB clinical coordinator at (716) 363-3080.
Farmer’s Market Fridays
Brooks-TLC is doing our part to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to our community with Farmer’s Market in our parking lot at 529 Central Ave., Dunkirk, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Fridays in June – October (depending on harvest).
Learn more by contacting Community Relations at (716) 363-3313.
Health Fairs / Community Events
As one of the major employers and long-standing institutions in our community, Brooks-TLC is a proud sponsor and participant in many local health fairs and community events.
Contact Sheila Walier, Community Relations, at (716) 363-3313.
Safe SHARPS Disposal Program
Brooks provides a FREE sharps disposal bin for household medical needles, syringes and lancets.
Contact Joe D’Amore, Director of Environmental Services, at (716) 363-7246.
Smoking Cessation Program
Offered at various times a year through Employee Health for anyone of legal age who wants to quit smoking.
Course runs for four consecutive weeks.
Contact Theresa Schrantz, Employee Health, at (716) 363-7293.