Health Programs

Our health programs help every member of the family stay healthy and active from infancy through adulthood, and will enable you to manage your health through one-on-one and group programming.

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:

  • Diabetes
  • Prediabetes
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • General Health and Wellness
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Smoking Cessation

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

Group Health Education Programming

Running Club

Started by an Erie doctor who wanted to teach her patients how to fit exercise into their daily routine! Running club supports individuals of any activity level to get to the point of being able to run or walk a 5K. 

Managing My Diabetes

An 8 week program that meets weekly to educate and support the management of diabetes and the control of sugar levels.

Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters

These cooking classes provide easy, affordable, and family-friendly recipes, teaching participants with limited food budgets to shop for and cook healthy meals. Learn more by visiting the Cooking Matters website.

Top Box Foods

Our partnership with Top Box Foods allows Erie to bring affordable, fresh produce, meats, and foods to our communities, patients, and staff. Orders can be placed on the Top Box Foods website,

Diabetes Prevention Program

This year-long program works with prediabetic and at-risk patients to decrease risk of developing diabetes through nutrition education, physical activity, and lifestyle change.

Buckle-Up Car Seat Program

This program is open to Erie patients who are expectant mothers and mothers of young children. The program educates parents on the importance of car seats and proper use and installation. After attending a class, patients can receive an infant car seat, convertible car seat, and/or booster seat.

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.

Month by Month

These monthly groups classes are designed for individuals with diabetes or pre-diabetes who want to learn more about the disease and how to manage it.


Classes designed to give you the tools you need to eat food that nourishes your body and prevents chronic disease.

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