Health and Wellness Classes and Programs
As an added benefit for you and your family, we offer health and wellness
education services that focus on body, mind and spirit. These services
are designed to improve your quality of life and keep you and your family
healthy. Most classes are held at the Center for Health Promotion located
in our Santa Ana Medical Office. Click
here for a map.
Health and Wellness Programs
A physician referral may be needed for all health and wellness programs.
Patients receive individual consultation with a registered dietitian based
on personal medical history, individual lifestyle and goals. This consultation
can be helpful for individuals with diabetes; those interested in cholesterol
management; individuals with acid reflux, food allergies or irritable
bowel syndrome; and those interested in information on providing proper
nutrition for their families.
Sweet Beginnings Diabetes & Pregnancy Program
This program is for pregnant women with diabetes, and those with gestational
diabetes, who will be delivering at St. Joseph Hospital and are interested
in learning about managing diabetes during and after pregnancy. Sessions
are designed for mothers-to-be and their partners to learn how to monitor
blood sugar and develop plans to balance food and activity levels. One-on-one
counseling is available for those with special needs or concerns.
Many pregnancy and parenting classes are available through St. Joseph Hospital. Click here for details.
The asthma management program for adults and children provides the tools
needed to manage breathing. Participants are informed about asthma triggers,
medications, peak flow meter monitoring and warning signs associated with asthma.
Health and Wellness Classes
A physician referral might be required for group classes.
This four-session diabetes class series is designed to help patients manage
diabetes effectively and maintain optimal blood glucose control. Sessions
focus on medication management, meal planning and blood glucose testing.
(Free blood glucose monitors are provided in class.) Our expert diabetes
care team includes diabetes nurse educators, registered dietitians and
health educators, working together to help patients successfully manage
diabetes on a long-term basis. Morning, afternoon and evening classes
are available, as well as one-on-one counseling for those with special
needs or concerns. For a flyer,
Healthy Plate Classes
Eating healthy does not have to be complicated. These Healthy Plate Classes
show you the way to better eating for lifelong good health for you and
your family. Healthy Plate Classes cover the topics of: getting started,
weight loss and maintenance, tips & tricks for successful change,
how to add exercise and activity, blood pressure, and cholesterol. The
Healthy Plate: Getting Started class must be completed first before attending
the other classes. For a flyer on these classes,
click here .