02.12.2014 Back to News

Methodist Speakers Provide Educational Programs as a Community Benefit

Methodist Health System speakers give their time and expertise to provide education on health and wellness topics to community, church and business organizations and schools.

Speakers provide presentations on a wide variety of topics, including heart disease and other chronic illnesses, healthy lifestyle choices and much more.

A Sampling of Health and Wellness Topics:

  • Aging
  • Addiction
  • Acute Coronary Syndromes
  • Allergies & Asthma
  • Breastfeeding
  • Cancer
  • Children's Health
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Early Heart Attack Care
  • Nutrition
  • Men's Health 
  • SANE/SART Program
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stress Management
  • Wellness in the Workplace
  • Women's Health

In Omaha: MHS Speakers Bureau
For more information on the Speakers Bureau that coordinates seminars and educational programs through the MHS Community Benefits Department, see this informational flyer, or contact Mike Krause, Community Networking Manager, at (402) 354-6767 or mike.krause@nmhs.org.

In Council Bluffs: MJE Family Resource Center
Requests for speakers in the Council Bluffs area are handled by Jean Armstrong, Family & Community Health Resources Manager at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital. For more information, contact Jean at (712) 396-4369 or jean.armstrong@nmhs.org. 

Are You Speaking for Methodist as a Community Benefit? Report Your Community Benefit Hours on the mhsintranet
Speakers are reminded to report hours under Community Benefits Reporting on the mhsintranet. From the "Resources" tab at the top right, use the drop-down menu to go to "Community Benefits Reporting." 

As an MHS speaker, you should report as community benefit only the time spent speaking when you have been assigned this activity as part of your work responsibilities, you have your supervisor's approval, and you are being paid by Methodist Health System or an MHS affiliate to do so.  

MHS employees cannot report volunteer activities performed on their own time as a community benefit. An individual's personal volunteer activities do not meet IRS guidelines for community benefit reporting by a non-profit organization.