New Health Education Groups!

A new year, means new groups at CCHP!

Diabetes Prevention Program, Tuesdays 9 – 10am (started on 1/6/16)

Type 2 diabetes is one of the most prevalent and challenging illnesses affecting our patient population today. Approximately two thirds of East Harlem residents are overweight or obese, and 13% of adults have been diagnosed with diabetes. Prevention of this chronic and multifaceted illness has taken on a new importance in this community, and our Diabetes Prevention Program seeks to help adults prevent the onset of this disease by implementing healthy lifestyle changes. Focused on an evidence based curriculum developed by the CDC, participants in the Diabetes Prevention Program learn to follow a healthy diet and regular cardiovascular exercise, as well as address the problems and barriers which have prevented their success in the past. This program consists of 16 weekly sessions, followed by 8 monthly sessions, for a complete year of education and support. New classes will begin May 11, 2016.

Breathe Easy Group, Tuesdays 2- 3pm (starting 2/9/16)

With a hospitalization rate over three times over three times higher than that of Manhattan, asthma continues to be one of the most challenging chronic illnesses faced by our patients of all ages. The management of this illness is complex, requiring control of environmental triggers such as mold, strict adherence to often complex medication regimens, and behavioral changes such as weight loss and smoking cessation. The Breathe Easy group seeks to provide education and support around these needs, and provides patients with useful evidence based tools such as peak flow testing and asthma action planning to improve control and reduce hospitalizations.

Healthy for Life Group, Mondays 1:30- 2:30 (starting 2/29/16)

Type 2 diabetes and hypertension continue to be two of the most prevalent and challenging chronic illnesses faced by patients at CCHP.  Thirteen percent of East Harlem residents have a diagnosis of diabetes, and the hospitalization rate for stroke is nearly twice as high in this community then in Manhattan. The Healthy for Life group will work to educate participants on the management of these chronic illnesses, from learning about nutrition and exercise, to correct medication use, stress reduction, smoking cessation, and problem solving.

Health Group, Mondays 9-10am (starting 2/29/16)

Smoking Cessation Group, Wednesdays 1-2pm weekly (starting 2/29/16)

Nutrition Group, Tuesdays 1-2pm (starting 3/1/16)

Michelle Gadot