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 - September 2021

Health and Fitness (Zumba)

MONDAYS
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

Diabetes Prevention Program/Weight Management 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. Keep your eye out for our NEXT CLASS Starting soon! 

Register here.
INSTRUCTORS:
Dr. Nkossi Dambita
Special guest: Linda Goldsholl, MS, RD

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: 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 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

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

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 Cancer-Related Topics

THURSDAYS
6:00PM - 7:15PM
A class on various cancer-related topics including cancer screenings, risk factors, prevention, mental health support, caregiving, treatments and living beyond diagnosis.

Register here.
INSTRUCTORS:
Nancie M. Richberg, PharmD, RPh, BS, MS, CDCES, AE-C 
AAHP Staff and Collaborators

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