FHC Health Education programs can provide resources and support as you take steps to improve your health.  Topics include: physical activity, healthy eating, smoking cessation, managing chronic health conditions, pregnancy and childbirth, fun and learning for families, child safety, and more.  Most programs are free and open to the public.

Health Education Programs Prenatal & Family Programs

For more information about Health Education programs, call 502-772-8588 or email healtheducation@fhclouisville.org.

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Physical Activity

Classes and Videos

Handouts

Handouts (Spanish + other languages)

Online Information

Additional Resources

Healthy Eating

Classes and Videos

Handouts

Handouts (Spanish + other languages)

Online Information

Additional Resources

Smoking Cessation

Classes and Videos

  • Talk with Health Education staff about benefits of quitting, smoking cessation options, and how to get started.  Call 502-772-8588 or email healtheducation@fhclouisville.org.

Handouts

Handouts (Spanish + other languages)

Online Information

Additional Resources

Chronic Disease Management

Classes and Videos

  • Do you have diabetes, high blood pressure, pain, asthma, arthritis, depression, or other ongoing health problems?  Receive a tool kit in the mail with a book, CDs, and tip sheets to help you manage your health.  Get support with weekly phone calls or video sessions.  Earn a gift card and other incentives.  Call 502-772-8588 or email healtheducation@fhclouisville.org.

Online Information

Additional Resources

Hypertension Management

Classes and Videos

Handouts

Handouts (Spanish + other languages)

Online Information

Additional Resources

Diabetes Management

Classes and Videos

Handouts

Handouts (Spanish + other languages)

Online Information

Additional Resources

Stress Relief

Classes and Videos

Handouts

Handouts (Spanish + other languages)

Online Information

Additional Resources

Pregnancy and Childbirth

Classes and Videos

Handouts

Handouts (Spanish + other languages)

Online Information

Additional Resources

Fun and Learning for Families

Classes and Videos

  • For families with children ages 2 to 32 months.  Talk builds your baby’s brain!  Learn about talking more with your child during normal routines, while out, and during story time.  Use a “talk pedometer” to find out the number of words your child hears each day.  Receive toys, books, gift cards – and a Kindle Fire 7 when you graduate!  Participate in free Say and Play With Words classes:
    • LIVE ONLINE, Tuesdays, November 10 to January 12, 10:00am – 11:00am.  Click to register.
  • For families with children ages 0 to 5 years.  Learn and have fun with your child through art, music, movement, and more!  Participate in free Family Playgroups:
  • Watch family activity videos anytime!

Online Information

Additional Resources

Healthy Eating for Families

Classes and Videos

  • Talk with Health Education staff about healthy eating recommendations and how to get started.  Call 502-772-8588 or email healtheducation@fhclouisville.org.
  • Learn the basics of healthy eating and how Choose My Plate can help you.  Click for video.

Handouts

Online Information

Additional Resources

Child Safety

Drive Safe

Ride Safe

Sleep Safe

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Healthy Tip of the Month

Stay active even as it gets colder outside!

Being active is important for both physical health and mental health.  Regular physical activity can prevent weight gain and strengthen your muscles.  Most of us have more stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Being active can relieve stress and increase your sense of well-being.

Physical activity can be anything you enjoy!  Add some variety so you don’t get bored or stuck in a rut.  Try:

  • Walking on your block or at the park
  • Joining a live online class (FHC has some!)
  • Doing a video on YouTube (FHC has some!)
  • Dancing
  • Doing strengthening exercises while watching TV
  • Walking up and down the stairs in your building.

Getting outdoors in the fresh air can feel great, especially when many places we might normally go are closed and when we are social distancing.  When you are active outdoors, think about:

  • Wearing layers – Exercise makes a lot of body heat, but once you start to tire and the sweat dries, you can get chilled. And don’t forget a hat or headband – more than 30% of your body heat is lost through your head!
  • Being visible – Wear reflective clothing so drivers can see you, especially since it gets dark early.
  • Drinking plenty of fluids – Drink water before, during and after your workout, even if you’re not thirsty. You can become just as dehydrated in the cold as in the heat.

Learn more about physical activity from the CDC.