The WomensCare Centers of Excellence/Outreach Centers offer a wide variety of programs to help members of the community manage chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke, HIV, and asthma.
CDC National Diabetes Prevention Program ((DPP)
- This evidence-based program developed by the CDC for participants who are overweight and at risk for developing diabetes
- 12-month program presented by Registered Dietitians (RD) and Certified Diabetes Educators
- Goal for participants is a 5-7% weight loss and 150 minutes of physical activity each week
Newly Diagnosed Diabetes
American Diabetes Association (ADA)
- Individual and group education opportunities
- 16-hour education programs presented by Registered Nurses, Certified Diabetes Educators, and Registered Dietitians
Stanford Diabetes Management Program
- This 6-week program let by diabetes leaders offers support, healthy eating tips, medication management, and communication skills that complement the patient's current medical treatment.
Heart Disease Prevention
- Cardiac Nutrition, Heart-healthy Cooking, Weight Management, Nutrition Consultations, etc.
- Walking Clubs, Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi, Enhance Fitness, Zumba Gold, etc.
- Energy Healing Circles, Relaxation Meditations, Manage Your Stress, Senior Peer Counseling, etc.
CHAMP (Congestive Heart Active Management Program)
Heart failure is a condition that simply means your heart has weakened, which can cause shortness of breath and reduced stamina. The CHAMP® program involves you in your own recovery. CHAMP® RNs, through regular phone interaction and education, will help you and your family better understand and manage this condition.
- Stroke Club & Aphasia Lunch Bunch, sharegiver hospital visits, Powerful Tools for Caregivers
- Better Breathers Club - respiratory therapists teach COPD patients how COPD affects the lungs, breathing techniques, exercise, medications and treatment options
- Freedom From Smoking Classes