Health Programs

Stay healthy and active from infancy through adulthood, and manage your health with Erie's one-on-one and group programming.

Erie's One-on-One Health Education

Through one-on-one education, patients meet with a trained health educator to discuss nutrition, health habits, barriers and establish self-management goals. Patients can receive one-on-one education for:

Patients interested in one-on-one education can contact the Health Promotions team at 312-432-2763, or

Erie's Group Health Education Programming

Patients and community members can also participate in different health education group programming that we offer. See below for descriptions of Erie's current health education group classes.

Patients interested in group programming can contact the Health Promotions team at 312-432-2763, or

This is a 26-week program of 1-hour sessions. It is for people who are pre-diabetic. We focus on ways to lower your chances of getting diabetes–using nutrition choices, practicing physical activities, managing stress, and other healthy habits. Participants must prequalify to participate.

Managing My Diabetes

This 8-week program meets 1 time per week. It is for patients with uncontrolled blood sugar levels (diabetes). It is a chance to learn about the importance of nutrition, physical activity, medication, and medical follow-up to manage your condition and help prevent more severe health issues.

Month by Month

This drop-in support group meets 1 time each month. It is for people with pre-diabetes or diabetes. Each month we discuss different diabetes topics like Knowing Your Kidneys, Preventative Care, and Making the Most of Doctor Visits.

Nutrition 101

This drop-in group meets 1 time every other month. It is for people interested in learning how to read nutrition labels, what is the My Plate Method, and how nutrition can impact your test results for cholesterol, blood sugar levels, and blood pressure.

Cooking Matters®
(by Share Our Strength®)

This drop-in group meets 1 time every other month. We share easy, affordable, and family-friendly recipes. We teach individuals with limited food budgets how to shop for and cook healthy meals. Learn more by visiting the Cooking Matters website.

Healthy Lives,
Healthy Kids

This drop-in group meets
1 time every other month. It is for parents and caregivers of children aged 6-13 to discuss and learn about supporting their family's health with nutrition, physical activity, sleep, and stress management.

Running Club

Started by an Erie doctor who wanted to teach her patients how to fit exercise into their daily routine, Erie Running Club meets regularly from July to October and is open to individuals or families, Erie patients and community members. We teach you how to gradually become stronger and prepare you to run or walk in a 5K race. No running experience is needed.

Reach Out and Read

This national program provides free books to children. The books are given to children and their parents during pediatric wellness visits to foster bonding, as well as language-based interactions that stimulate early brain development.

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