The Joplin Health Department is now offering CPR training. This important skill can save thousands of lives annually, but only about half of Americans say they know how to do it.

Two CPR classes are being offered on Thursday, June 22. These classes are part of the American Heart Association’s training and are open to the public. They will be held in Conference Room 1 of the Joplin Public Library (1901 E. 20th Street).

Friends and Family CPR @ 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

This class is a great one for new parents, grandparents, babysitters, and others. The cost is $25 per person.

  • Adult hands-only CPR with breaths
  • Child and infant CPR
  • Adult and child AED use
  • Mild and severe airway block
  • Hands-on practice of all techniques

AHA HeartCode @ 2:30 to 3:30 pm

The course is designed for those who have already completed the online portion of the HeartCode® BLS course. This is the hands-on skills session check-off to complete the certification for HeartCode® BLS. Cost is $20 per person.

Preregistration and pre-payment are required to attend either of these classes. Participants can complete these steps by going to the Joplin Parks registration website of their online catalog. Classes are listed under the Adult Programs division of the registration site.

Citizens can also call the Health Department at 417.623.6122, ext. 1258 for more information.


Joplin Health Department
417.623.6122, ext. 1256

Hiring and onboarding employees continues to grow more difficult and costly. Companies that focus retention and efforts through the lens of workplace wellness can increase employee retention and productivity.

Join Freeman Health System and the Missouri Small Business Development Center (SBDC) hosted by Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) for a seminar titled Workplace Wellness to Retain Employees on Thursday, September 28 from 7:30 to 9:30 am.

Participants will:

  • Discuss the importance of supporting employees in whole-person wellness (health, safety, meaning, connection, achievement, growth resiliency, etc.).
  • Review the Wellness Wheel.
  • Increase employee interest in workplace wellness programs using a needs and interest survey.
  • Use incentives to drive wellness programs
  • Demonstrate easy wins by implementing the CALM Campaign and Walking Groups in the Workplace

Registration begins at 7:30 am, where a light breakfast will be served. All registration fees are covered by Freeman. To register or learn more, click here.


Missouri SBDC at MSSU