Get on the road to better health by signing up for one of these health related workshops!

The African American Health Coalition, Inc is currently registering participants for the following wellness classes:

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

This is a six week program for people 60+ years of age.  This series is conducted by African American health educators trained and certified through Stanford Patient Education Center to facilitate this evidence-based program.

Each participant uses a workbook called Living Well With Chronic Conditions which addresses how to become an active self-manager and avoid complications arising from unmanaged common chronic conditions.

The program is appropriate for people with condition such as arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, osteoporosis, hypertension, obesity, pre-diabetes, depression, cardiovascular disease, and other chronic conditions.  Each group session within the series is conducted for 2.5 hours, and incorporates a specific learning objective.

During each session the workshop leader guides participants in developing a personalized action plan (e.g., related to increasing physical activity or modifying diet, etc.) and participants check in weekly on their progress in achieving their goals.

Education Program to Increase Colorectal Screening

This is a three day workshop specifically designed for African Americans ages 50-74.  Developed by Morehouse School of Medicine and National Black Leadership Initiative on Cancer, this educational program is delivered to increase the rates of colorectal cancer screening among African Americans.

Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer among African Americans and is preventable, in 90% of the cases, if timely screenings and proper treatment is rendered.  The program covers topics such as symptoms, available screening tests and guidelines, insurance, and nutrition, among others.

Each group session within this series is conducted for approximately 1.5 hours.

Both classes are FREE!  Day and Evening classes are available.  To register call Maria or Marsha at (503) 413-1850.