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Education classes are open to the community throughout the year.

Education classes are open to the community throughout the year. Faith communities participating in quarterly CHM Program meetings can submit a request for a specialty education class or program at their congregation to Jenn West, Healthy Rowan Program Manager: Click here or 704-787-1988.

Classes & Programs

Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More

9-week program that helps individuals and families connect healthy eating and physical activity to their religious or spiritual beliefs. Lessons include moving more, reading food labels, and planning more meals at home. Through group discussions, recipe tasting, and activities, individuals/ families are encouraged to adopt healthy behaviors. Lay leaders are encouraged to work with faith community leadership to adopt at least one policy and environmental support within one year of completing the program.

Faithful Families Chronic Disease

4-week program that follows the Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More program. The program focuses on reducing the risk of chronic conditions including high blood pressure, diabetes, and cancer. Through group discussions, recipe taste testing, and activities, individuals and families are encouraged to set goals to lead healthier lives. The curriculum also prompts discussions about changes that can be made in their organization and local community.

Healthy Living

6-week group program for people with chronic diseases such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, overweight and other ongoing health problems, that meets for 2 ½ hours each week. The program was developed by Stanford University to help people with one or more chronic conditions learn the strategies to manage their condition and have the confidence to carry them out.

Topics include: moving more, eating better, managing depression through breathing and relaxation techniques as well as appropriate use of mediations.

Healthy Living with Diabetes

6-week group program for people with type 2 diabetes that meets for 2 ½ hours each week. The program was developed by Stanford University to help you manage your diabetes symptoms, tiredness, pain, and emotional issues, by helping you learn skills to better manage your diabetes day to day.

Topics include: healthy eating, moving more, working more effectively with healthcare providers, and ways to deal with diabetes symptoms, fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, and emotional problems such as depression, anger, fear, and frustration.

Specialty Education Speaker/Class

Faith communities can request a specialty education speaker/class. Classes can include interactive presentations on topics such as: exercise and arthritis, healthy eating 101, cooking demonstrations, or relaxation techniques.