Health & Wellness
Evidence-based health programs are interventions that are based on evidence that is generated by scientific studies. These results have been published in industry and medical journals. They have been rigorously studied, tested and proven to provide positive health effects for participants.
Living Healthy: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
Living Healthy is the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program from Stanford University. This six week program is for individuals living with a chronic condition. It emphasizes empowerment and personal control over one’s health care and encourages confidence and motivation for participants, teaching them how to be active in their own healthcare.
Diabetes Self Management Program
This six week program from Stanford University is designed to help better manage your diabetes and gain control of your health!
A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls
Many, many older adults live in fear of falling which often results in hospitalization, long recuperation periods and loss of independence. This program emphasizes practical strategies to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as manageable. They set realistic goals to increase activities, learn to control their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and exercise to increase their strength and balance.
The eight week session is lead by a team of two certified coaches who assist the small group of 8- 12 seniors learn to make changes to reduce their chances of falling and be more in command of their daily lives.
Tomando Control de su Salud (Spanish Chronic Disease Self-Management)
This 6-week community based workshop was designed for the Spanish-speaking population with different chronic health conditions. Participants will learn about healthy eating, proper exercise for improving strength and flexibility, managing depression, relaxation techniques and MUCH MORE!
Programa de Manejo Personal de la Diabetes (Spanish Diabetes Self-Management)
This 6-week community based workshop was designed for Spanish-speaking population who has diabetes, is a caregiver of a diabetic or simply would like to prevent diabetes. Learn how to deal with the symptoms of diabetes, fatigue, pain, healthy eating, proper foot care and so much more!
Metrolina Falls Prevention Coalition is a coalition of diverse organizations funded through memberships to reduce fall risk for older adults through education, advocacy, planning, and community action across our 9-county region. MFPC members include representatives from public, private, and non-profit organizations, health professionals, senior service providers, and balance and physical activity instructors. Click here to learn more!