Health Promotion Classes

Let's talk about preventing, managing and reversing chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease, obesity, cancer, Alzheimer's Disease, and dementia.

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AAHP's Health Promotion Classes are now online!

AAHP’s Health Promotion classes provide essential information about making the right lifestyle choices in order to improve health and prevent, manage, and reverse chronic disease.

Attendees can access classes online via Zoom. Classes include informal lectures, lively discussion, question and answer sessions. AAHP's nutritionist will also conduct cooking demonstrations of delicious and healthy dishes like fruit and vegetable smoothies, salads, and vegetarian chili. Attendees will also have the opportunity to review their health goals and progress (glucose, blood pressure, weight management, cholesterol).

SPECIAL FEATURES: Guest speakers, Games (Bingo, Scavenger Hunts, Jeopardy,  Cahoots, etc), Giveaways!

Please call (240) 777-1833 for more information or to register.

Class Schedule - January 2022

Diabetes Prevention Program

2ND and 4TH THURSDAYS 
6:00PM - 7:00PM
Join us for a yearlong program designed for people with prediabetes or people who are at high risk for type 2 diabetes and want to lower their risk. Participants will learn how to stay on track with their plans of action for weight control and exercise to prevent type 2 diabetes.
Special event: In-person DPP Celebration of accomplishments at Leisure World -Thursday, December 16th, 4:00 – 5:30pm
Register here.
INSTRUCTORS:
Dr. Nkossi Dambita

Health and Fitness (Yoga)

WEDNESDAYS
10:00am -11:00am
Learn how yoga can help you manage stress as well as prevent, manage, and reverse your risk for chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, and Alzheimer’s Disease. Trained yoga professional and psychologist Dr. Kelsey Ball will guide you through yoga poses and discuss wellness techniques.
Register here.
INSTRUCTORS:
Dr. Kelsey Ball
AAHP Staff and Collaborators

Kick Start Your Health: Covid and Cancer

WEDNESDAYS
6:00PM - 7:15PM
This class will combine cancer-related topics with information on managing life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lifestyle choices can impact your risk for cancer. We will discuss caregiving, cancer screenings, risk factors, prevention, and cancer's impact on African Americans. 
This class will explore how the heart and lungs work; conditions like hypertension, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); and how to prevent and manage heart attacks and strokes. ⁠ Attendees can receive free diabetes and blood pressure management tools such as glucose meters, blood pressure monitors, and supplies.
Register here.
INSTRUCTORS:
Nancie M. Richberg, PharmD, RPh, BS, MS, CDCES, AE-C 
Dr. Anyanime Hale, Pharm.D., MBA

Health and Nutrition (Plant-based/Vegan)

THURSDAYS
1:00PM - 2:00PM
This class focuses on the numerous benefits of a plant-based/vegan diet and how it can improve your overall health by reducing your risk of chronic conditions like obesity, diabetes, hypertensions, cancer, and Alzheimer's. Healthy cooking demonstrations included!
Register here.
INSTRUCTORS:
Robina Barlow, Food for Life Instructor
AAHP Staff and Collaborators

Kick Start Your Health: Various Topics

THURSDAYS
6:00PM - 7:15PM
To complement Wednesday evening’s Kick Start Your Health’s classes focused on heart and lungs, we take a closer look and discuss different aspects of cardiovascular disease, COPD, and their complications. ⁠
Register here.
INSTRUCTORS:
Nancie M. Richberg, PharmD, RPh, BS, MS, CDCES, AE-C 
Dr. Anyanime Hale, Pharm.D., MBA Dr. Anyanime Hale, Pharm.D., MBA

Health and Fitness (Zumba)

FRIDAYS
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Get your 30 minutes in for the day. In this mid-impact dance class, trained exercise professionals will guide you and get you MOVING from the comfort of your own home. You'll also learn how fitness can prevent, manage, and reverse your risk for chronic diseases.

Register here.
INSTRUCTORS:
Ms. Justina Allen
AAHP Staff and Collaborators

Weight Management Program

1st FRIDAY
1:00PM - 2:00PM

In-person Cardio and Yoga class – December 4, 2021, 10:00 – 11:30am at White Oak Recreation Center

In-person Afrobeats class – December 18, 2021, 10:00 – 11:30am at White Oak Recreation Center
Achieve a healthy weight through individualized and group sessions that combine fun, nutritional advice, exercise, dance, and meditation under the guidance of a lifestyle coach. ⁠

Register here.
INSTRUCTORS:
Instructor: Ms. Stacy Gantz, MPH
Special events with special guest: Zenniah Davis

Kick Start Your Health: Cancer

WEDNESDAYS
6:00PM - 7:15PM
Lifestyle choices can impact your risk for cancer. This course explores cancer screenings, risk factors, prevention, and cancer's impact on African Americans. The course focuses particular attention on breast, lung, and prostate cancer.

Register here.
INSTRUCTORS:
Nancie M. Richberg, PharmD, RPh, BS, MS, CDCES, AE-C 
Robina Barlow, Food for Life Instructor
AAHP Staff and Collaborators

Guest Speakers for Breast Cancer Awareness Month:
Guest Speaker October 6th: Ms Russell Walton
Guest Speaker October 21th Dr. Chad Womack
Guest Speaker October 28th: Dr. Wamuo

Kick Start Your Health: Diabetes

WEDNESDAYS
6:00PM - 7:15PM
Making healthy eating choices and deciding on what diet is best can be overwhelming. This class will help you understand healthy eating choices and how different foods can reduce or increase your risk of diabetes as well as other chronic diseases. Attendees can receive free diabetes and blood pressure management tools such as glucose meters, blood pressure monitors, and supplies. 

Register here.
INSTRUCTORS:
Nancie M. Richberg, PharmD, RPh, BS, MS, CDCES, AE-C 
Robina Barlow, Food for Life Instructor
AAHP Staff and Collaborators

Kickstart Your Health: Hypertension

WEDNESDAYS
6:00PM - 7:15PM
Making healthy eating choices and deciding on what diet is best can be overwhelming. This class will help you understand healthy eating choices and how different foods can reduce or increase your risk of hypertension as well as other chronic diseases. Attendees can receive free diabetes and blood pressure management tools such as glucose meters, blood pressure monitors, and supplies.

Register here.
INSTRUCTORS:
Nancie M. Richberg, PharmD, RPh, BS, MS, CDCES, AE-C
Robina Barlow, Food for Life Instructor
AAHP Staff and Collaborators

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