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Health and Wellness

Sometimes the demands of life make it hard to focus on your health. We’re here to provide you with free coaching and support that will allow you to take care of yourself and maintain your health. We offer the guidance and recommendations you might need to reach your health goals. We’re also here to help remove the barriers you may have to taking care of your family’s health needs.

Ask about:
Health Coaching—personalized support to make your health goals become reality.
Health Workshops—fun ways to learn about and explore important health topics.
Community Health—support to navigate the health and social service systems to better address your and your family’s health needs.

How to connect:
For more information contact:
Community Health Worker, Jessica Martinez, jessica@communityactionduluth.org.
Health Coach, Inge Maskun, inge@communityactionduluth.org.
Or call us at 218.726.1665.

Health Coaching

 

Our Health Coaches support you as you discover simple, cost effective ways to get and stay healthy.

Coaching will help you:

  • Set and accomplish goals
  • Increase energy
  • Feel better in your body
  • Improve happiness and personal relationships

Coaching includes:

  • Two, one-hour individual sessions per month, for three months
  • Handouts and other materials
  • Recipes, exercise suggestions and self-care practices
  • Information on grocery shopping and understanding food labels
  • Opportunities to join group coaching and classes

image of health coaching flyer, support to meet your specific health goals - call Inge Maskun, 218-726-1665

Click on the image above to open a PDF of the Health Coaching Flyer.

Health Workshops

 

Health workshops are open to anyone who wants to learn more about living healthy. Workshops can help you feel more supported, more motivated, more energetic and better about taking steps to improve your health.

Join us at 5:30 p.m. every third Thursday of the month.

We’ll discuss healthier ways to create and maintain wellness in your life. Topics include:

  • Mindfulness
  • Meal-planning
  • Grocery shopping
  • Stress reduction
  • A variety of other healthy living subjects

Image of a health workshop flyer, dates for May - Aug 2018

Click on the image above to see the upcoming schedule of Health Workshops.

Community Health

 

Navigating the health and social service system can be frustrating and stressful. Our Community Health Worker is here to advocate for you and see you through your medical/health and life challenges, providing education, support, resources and even rides to appointments if necessary. We are focused on assisting those with diabetes, pre-diabetes and hypertension; however, whatever your health need, we are here to support you.

Community Health Worker services could include:

  • Goal setting
  • Action planning
  • Resource locating
  • Referrals
  • Reminders
  • Assistance to understand medical directions/prescriptions
  • Assistance to attend appointments
  • Education
  • Individual support
  • Group support
  • Advocacy with providers

Medical Topics:

  • Health insurance
  • Diabetes/pre-diabetes management and support
  • Hypertension management and support
  • Medical home
  • Medical referrals
  • Medication assessments
  • Medication management
  • Pregnancy
  • Postpartum care
  • Tobacco cessation
  • Behavioral health/mental health
  • Family planning
  • Immunizations
  • Lead screening
  • Children’s developmental screenings and referrals

Life Topics:

  • Education
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Food/Nutrition
  • Social service referrals

Image is the flyer for the Community Health Program - support to better connect to and navigate the complicated health and social service systems.               Image is the Pre-diabetes screener. 1 in 3 people have prediabetes.

Click on the images above to see the full PDF’s of the the Community Health Flyer and the Pre-Diabetes Screener.

Success Stories

 

Here is what participants say about our Health and Wellness program:

“I have more awareness and relaxation about how important developing mindfulness is for daily life, especially eating.”



“Including more fresh fruits and vegetables in my daily meals has helped me feel more energized, less hungry and less pain.”



“I work daily and get home after 9:30 p.m. I was having dinner at that late hour with my daughter because it was a time for us to visit. This was not ideal and for that reason I couldn’t lose weight as easily. What a difference it made when my daughter and I agreed to switch our shared meal time to breakfast instead. This simple switch has had a tremendous effect on how I feel during the day. I have more energy. I’m less sluggish at work. I’ve even started to swim regularly. One simple change has started one healthy step after the other.”



“I’m growing in self-awareness and self-respect. I’m peaceful and understanding, and becoming better at eating and exercising because of that.”



“Interesting how one meal can change my health! I included breakfast into my daily ritual. Not only do I have more energy through the day, I also feel less hungry in the evening.”