Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) workshops aid participants with pre-diabetes, diabetes, their caregivers, and relatives in understanding diabetes self-care; to improve and maintain their quality of life, healthcare provider relationships, eating habits, and ensure adequate nutrition. They also learn ways to prevent complications and incapacities, increase physical activity, and improve goal setting, problem-solving, and communication skills. Two-hour classes meet once a week for six weeks. Requirements: 8 – 20 participants with Medicare.For more information or to register for a class, please contact Sherri Cheshire.
Sickle Cell- Disease and Traits
Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. People with SCD have abnormal hemoglobin, called hemoglobin S or sickle cell, in their red blood cells. Through a partnership with EasterSeals of Volusia-Flagler counties, we provide Sickle Cell education and outreach in Volusia county. Our education and outreach activities includes health fairs, community events and any activity that promotes a group or individual’s knowledge of SCD/T.If you would like us to attend your event or you need more information, please contact Tonia Harris.
A Matter of Balance Program
A Matter of Balance Programis supported by a grant from the I.R. Bowen and Katherine H. Bowen Fund at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida. This funding has allowed us to expand the fall prevention workshops in Duval and surrounding counties. The purpose of this program is to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have concerns about falls. If you would like to attend a Matter Of Balance workshop, please contact Sherri Cheshire.
Opioid Education We are now offering opioid education to address the opioid crisis in our seven-county service area. Northeast Florida Area Health Education Center has secured funding to train Community Health Workers, medical professionals, and students. Using evidence-based strategies, we provide physicians and other healthcare professionals with free continuing education opportunities to assist in combating the current epidemic of opioid misuse and addiction. For more information please contact Sherri Cheshire.