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 healthpromo@eriefamilyhealth.org

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. 

La Vida Sana,
La Vida Feliz

This group promotes healthy lifestyle education group for women focused on incorporating physical activity and healthy eating realistically into your life.

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.

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, www.topboxfoods.com.

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.

Diabetes
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.

WIC (Women, Infants, Children) Program

WIC helps families eat well and stay healthy. WIC is for infants and children up to their fifth birthday, pregnant or breastfeeding women, or women who have just had a baby. WIC provides vouchers for healthy foods, breastfeeding education and support, nutrition counseling, and referrals to other social services.

Erie Division Street Health Center

2418 W. Division
Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: 312-666-3494

M, T, TH, FR 8:30a-5p
WED 10a-5p

Erie Humboldt Park Health Center

Health Services — 1st Floor
2750 West North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
Phone: 312-666-3494

TUES, THURS 8:30a-5p

Erie West Town Health Center

Health Services — 2nd Floor
1701 West Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: 312-666-3494

M, T, TH, FRI 8:30a-5p
WED 10a-5p

WIC Frequently Asked Questions

How do I qualify for WIC?

Call us at one of the numbers above. Working families and migrant families are welcome to apply for  WIC

What do I bring to my first WIC appointment?
  • Identification for yourself and any children of age birth to 5 years
  • Proof of address
  • Proof of income – paycheck, tax return, or letter from employer
What should I expect at my first WIC appointment?

We’ll walk you through a review of the programs’ benefits and services. We’ll also do an individualized nutrition assessment for each qualifying member of the family.

Is WIC a public charge? If I am an immigrant, can I apply for WIC?

Immigrant families can apply for WIC. WIC is not a public charge.

Family Case Management

The Family Case Management (FCM) program provides comprehensive service coordination to improve the health, social, education, and developmental needs of pregnant women, and infants (0-12 months) from low-income families in the communities of Cook County. Our focus is to improve the health of mothers and babies for reducing infant mortality. Have healthy pregnancy and healthy baby. 

 

What do we do:

  •  When enrolled a Case Manager will complete screenings, assessments, create referrals as needed (housing, car seat, treatment center) and conduct monthly home visits.  
  • Transportation assistance (Ventra cards) will be provided for medical and related appointments (when available).  
  • CFCM provides services across 8 sites. 
  • Who qualifies:     Income Eligible pregnant women and children up to 1-year of age and live within Cook County
  •  Call us at one of the following numbers:  
    • 312-432-6309
    • 312-432-7331
    • 312-432-2610 

Better Birth Outcomes

The Better Birth Outcomes (BBO) Program offers a standardized prenatal education curriculum to high-risk pregnant women in targeted areas of the state that emphasizes the importance of regular prenatal medical care visits, home visits each trimester active in the program, and monthly engagement with the BBO case manager for continued prenatal education, care coordination and communication with the client's prenatal medical provider. 

Our focus is to improve the health of mothers and babies for reducing infant mortality. Have healthy pregnancy and healthy baby.  

What do we do:

  •  When enrolled a Case Manager will complete screenings, assessments, create referrals as needed (housing, car seat, treatment center) and conduct home visits per trimester or monthly if needed.
  • Transportation assistance (Ventra cards) will be provided for medical and related appointments (when available).  
  • BBO provides services across 3 sites. (HP, DS/TC and WT) 

Who qualifies:    

  • Income Eligible pregnant women, at risk pregnant mommies based off the state risk assessment for BBO 
  • Call us at one of the following numbers: 
    • 312-432-7331
    • 312-432-2610

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