Health Education

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Health Education is one way we help you achieve good health. We offer workshops, wellness activities, and information to assist you with managing your own health.

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Individual Nutrition Education

AmeriCorps health educators from National Health Corps-Chicago provide individual nutrition education in English and Spanish at our community and school health centers. Ask your provider for a referral if you would like to meet with a health educator to learn about ways to eat better and improve your health, or call your health center to make an appointment.

Group Health Education and Wellness Classes

Nutrition Classes

Our 10-week curriculum focuses on improving overall health through sustainable lifestyle changes, rather than following restrictive diets. READ MORE

Dates: Thursdays January 12-March 16, at 1300 W. Devon from 3-4:30 pm


Cooking Matters

We offer Share our Strength’s Cooking Matters program in partnership with EverThrive Illinois. This six-week program teaches participants to prepare and shop for healthy, budget-friendly meals. READ MORE

Dates: Mondays January 9-February 13, 2016 from 4-6 pm at 845 W. Wilson

Thursdays January 12- February 16 from 12:30-2:30 pm at 1300 W. Devon

Wednesdays March 15-May 3 at 1300 W. Devon- especially for families with children, in English and Spanish


Freedom from Smoking

Learn how to overcome your tobacco addiction…so you can start enjoying the benefits of better health. We offer the American Lung Association’s Freedom from Smoking program, rated the most effective program at helping participants quit smoking. Through this eight-week program, we guide participants in overcoming the physical, mental, and social aspects of nicotine addiction. READ MORE

Current Dates: Thursdays January 12-March 2 from 6-7:30 pm at 1300 W. Devon

 


Anxiety and Stress Management

Our behavioral health consultants offer group sessions where participants can learn techniques for managing their stress and anxiety. All sessions are open to new patients.

Current dates: Fridays 12-1 pm at 1300 W. Devon


Walking and Exercise Club

Starting in January, we will begin holding exercise sessions indoors at the Devon Health Center. We will be focusing on low-impact aerobic exercises that are suitable for all fitness levels.

Dates: Thursdays 11 am-12 pm, starting Jan. 12


Yoga

We are partnering with yoga instructors to offer yoga classes at our Wilson and Devon health centers. Each class is open to all patients and staff, and will include modifications for all ability levels.

Dates: Every second and fourth Saturday of the month at 845 W. Wilson, starting January 28

Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 pm at 1300 W. Devon, starting January 10


Diabetes Management

Participants will learn to better manage diabetes through healthy eating, exercise, regular blood sugar tracking, and stress management. Connect with other patients with diabetes so you can share ideas and learn from one another. This class will be offered in English and Spanish.

Dates: Thursdays March 2 -April 6 at HHC Lincoln Square, 2645 W. Lawrence, in Spanish


For more information or if you are interested in one of these classes, please call 312-718-0660 or fill out our interest form.