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Penn State Health celebrates National Night Out

Penn State Health staff and volunteers joined 11 communities across the region Tuesday for National Night Out. Thousands gathered for the annual neighborhood-building campaign that promotes police-resident partnerships and camaraderie.

National Night Out 2019

Local police and first-responder organizations invited residents to free celebrations featuring a food, demonstrations and entertainment.

Penn State Health staffed tents in each community and offered the following activities:

  • Representatives from the Penn State Chronic Disease Management Task Force/ Community Health Team taught adults and kids about making healthy food choices.
  • Penn State Children’s Hospital gave away prizes for answering wellness trivia questions.
  • Crews from Life Lion Emergency Medical Services gave children an insider’s view of an ambulance and taught first aid skills.

At Thomas B. George Park in Lower Paxton Township, children were invited to bring along their favorite stuffed animal for the Penn State Children’s Hospital Teddy Bear Clinic, showing the well-loved stuffies that emergency care isn’t scary.

Penn State Health tents were raised in:

  • Leeport
  • Hershey
  • Enola
  • Elizabethtown
  • Hummelstown
  • Lancaster
  • Lower Paxton Township
  • Middletown
  • Palmyra
  • Steelton
  • Upper Dauphin

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