Meet and learn from other parents and caregivers who understand what you’re going through. From support groups to educational programs, you have several opportunities to find social support.

Support groups

Whether you’re looking for a bereavement group or a workshop, we can connect you with the right support group. Find support groups offered at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and the nearby area.

Childbirth and parenthood preparation

The Childbirth and Parenting Preparation Program offers a variety of classes, including infant care, private tutoring, and sibling classes. All of the classes are taught by registered nurses certified in childbirth education. Learn more about childbirth and parenthood preparation classes.

Advisory councils

Our Family Advisory Council, made up of former patients, patients’ family members, and hospital staff, identifies areas where the hospital could improve the patient and family experience and works to implement those changes.

Please join the Penn State Health Idea Exchange community!

At Penn State Health, we continually look for ways to better serve patients like you. That’s why we’ve created Penn State Health Idea Exchange an online community of Penn State Health patients and other people just like you. We want your input about our ongoing efforts to engage our patients on healthcare and hospital service decisions, wellness and prevention programs, marketing and advertising materials, and new services and much more.

Give us 5 minutes, so we can give you our best – Join our community today.

The first step to participating is taking an introductory survey for us to get to know you. It only takes 5 – 10 minutes.

Click here to complete the survey

While the community is open to everyone, we have to make sure we have a community ready and willing to participate in and actively engage with us on a range of topics.