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

Managing My Diabetes

An 8 week program that meets 1 time per week, for Erie patients, to educate and support the management of diabetes and the control of sugar levels.

Month by Month

These drop-in groups classes are designed for patients and community members with diabetes or pre-diabetes who want to learn more about the disease and how to manage it.

Nutrition 101

This drop-in group is designed to give Erie patients and community members the tools you need to eat food that nourishes your body and prevent chronic disease.

Cooking Matters®
(by Share Our Strength®)

This drop-in group provide easy, affordable, and family-friendly recipes, to Erie patients and community members, teaching participants with limited food budgets to shop for and cook healthy meals. Learn more by visiting the Cooking Matters website.

Fitness Basics

In this weekly drop-in group, we discuss the benefits of physical activity and how to create a workout plan to introduce exercise into your life.

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 support individuals of any activity level to get to the point of being able to run or walk a 5K. 

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,

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.

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.

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