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Health Education Programs and Classes Available

Pre-Diabetes & Me
This 90 minute class aims to educate pre-diabetics the necessary steps to better their health and lower their blood glucose numbers. The goal of the program is to help members prolong or prevent a diabetes diagnosis. Participants will learn how to eat healthy and prepare a healthy plate, count carbohydrates, incorporate exercise into their life, and effectively work with their health care provider.

For more information, please call: 1-800-957-9760, or email:


Way To Go Kids! (Child weight management program)
An evidenced-based nutrition and fitness program designed specifically for Registered Dietitians and Health Educators to teach overweight and underactive kids ages 9-14 years old. Way To Go Kids! teaches kids and their families the skills needed to develop a healthy lifestyle and make better choices. Way To Go Kids! provides a unique approach to help kids build lifelong healthy attitudes towards food and physical activity. This six-week program provides education on nutrition, physical activity, and lifestyle changes. Topics include: healthy weight, self-esteem and attitude, inactivity, and family lifestyle. Children will be motivated to get moving and take a healthier path for a happier life.

For more information, please call: 1-800-957-9760, or email:


kids playing basketball
Healthy Kids 101
This two-hour class teaches children ages 7-14 and their parents about healthy eating, the need for physical activity and how to reduce screen time. Children and parents will:

  • Learn how to create healthy plates using the MyPlate method
  • Be able to identify healthy and non-healthy food choices using GO, SLOW and WHOA
  • Be able to select healthy meals (or food choices) while eating out.

For more information, please call: 1-800-957-9760, or email:



MOVE! (Adult weight management program)
A national weight management program designed by the Veterans Affairs National Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention to help veterans lose weight, keep it off and improve their health.  This eight-week program provides guidance on nutrition and physical activity and is tailored to meet the individual needs of each participant.  Members set their own pace through goal setting and a stepped level approach.  This successful program emphasizes behavioral and lifestyle changes.

Read about a USFHP member who participated in the MOVE! Program with
success in Patriot Life

For more information, please call: 1-800-957-9760, or email:


woman jogging

Fit Over 50

This 5-week workshop is designed to help adults age 50 and older take control of their lives for healthy aging.  This program combines “Go4Life,” a National Institute on Aging program, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Growing Stronger” program. Each participant will be empowered to move forward with tools for improving health and well-being at any age. This includes increasing their awareness of strength training benefits and participating in hands-on practice. Topics covered include:
  • Maintaining bone density
  • Reducing risk of falls by improving balance, coordination, and mobility
  • Motivation tips and maintaining independence
  • Specific exercises using body weight and resistance bands in a seated or standing position, and/or with a partner
  • Tracking progress


Freshstart® (American Cancer Society Fresh Start Program)
A group tobacco cessation program that includes four sessions and features a step-by-step plan for quitting smoking.  Each session is designed to help smokers gain control over their behavior. The clinic format encourages participants to work on the process and problems of quitting both individually and as part of a group. 

Want to kick the habit? Read this story in Patriot Life about the USFHP member who quit smoking with the help of a smoking cessation program and a health coach.

For more information, please call: 1-800-957-9760, or email:


heart in hand

Matters of the Heart

Influenced by materials created by the American Heart Association and the Centers for Disease Control, Matters of the Heart is a program geared towards increasing participants knowledge about heart disease and the importance of self-management for living well with heart disease. The 1 day, 90 minute workshop will provide participants with basic information about heart disease and increase familiarity with resources and skills that can help them decrease their risk factors for heart disease.
For more information, please call: 1-800-957-9760, or email:


woman sleeping

Sleep Your Way to Better Health

A 90 minute class aimed at increasing your knowledge about sleep and the importance of creating good sleep habits for better healh.
  • Learn what sleep does for your body and how much sleep you need
  • Learn about the most common sleep disorders and how chronic disease and sleep are connected
  • Understand the basics of getting a good night sleep and how to create healthier sleep habits
For more information, please call: 1-800-957-9760, or email:


healthy food on a plate

Spend Less, Eat Well

This 90 minute workshop is designed for a low literacy adult population with emphasis on eating well on a budget.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Plan a food budget
  • Purchase and prepare healthier meals using Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Plan (SNAP) approved foods
  • Save money on groceries
  • Understand nutrition labels
For more information, please call: 1-800-957-9760, or email:

Diabetes Monitor

Diabetes At Work

This five-week program is tailored for individuals with any type of diabetes condition.  It is a National Diabetes Education Program created by the Department of Health and Human Services. The program gives participants a clear understanding of what diabetes is, how to get and stay healthy through physical activity and proper nutrition, and how to best monitor blood sugar. It also addresses the importance of emotional well-being and the common link between heart disease and diabetes. Participants will complete the program with goal-setting skills and various tools for lasting behavior change.
For more information, please call: 1-800-957-9760, or email:


"Better Choices for a Healthy Me" (Chronic Condition Self-Management Program)

This six-week program is tailored for individuals with various chronic health problems.
Topics covered include:

  1. Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation
  2. Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance
  3. Appropriate use of medications
  4. Communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals about  your health problem
  5. Nutrition
  6. How to evaluate new treatments  

For more information, please call: 1-800-957-9760, or email:


Diabetes Conversation Mapping Program
This four-week course is designed to engage small groups of people with diabetes in an open discussion about their condition. The program will provide basic diabetes education. Participants will learn how to eat healthy, control their blood sugars, take their medication and live a healthy life. Each session is designed to be fun, interactive, and full of learning.

Our members can choose from programs and classes to help manage their diabetes. Learn more about one USFHP member in this issue of Patriot Life.

For more information, please call: 1-800-957-9760, or email:


Childrens Asthma Education Program
This two-hour class teaches children ages 7-12 years old how to manage their asthma. The children will learn how to identify and avoid asthma triggers, know when to tell an adult they are having an asthma attack, and learn how to use a Peak Flow Meter and a Spacer. They will also learn about asthma medications, how to use the “Asthma Control Test, and develop their own action plan.  

For more information, please call: 1-800-957-9760, or email:


Heart to Heart

This 4-day, 2 hour class is designed to educate patients about heart disease, stroke and its related health conditions. The information will help raise awareness and provide some insight on how to live a heart-healthier lifestyle. Participants learn how to manage their risk factors through several awareness activities and participant assessment tools.
Read about Gene Hale, a Johns Hopkins USFHP member, who was featured in our 2015 Patriot Life Winter newsletter that took the Heart to Heart course.

For more information, please call: 1-800-957-9760, or email:



The Basics of COPD
This one-day, two hour class is designed to teach participants about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) its definition and scope, the symptoms, how to successfully manage it, and how to live well despite the breathing challenges.

For more information, please call: 1-800-957-9760, or email: