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

Online Information

Additional Resources

Handouts (Other languages)

Healthy Eating

Classes and Videos

Handouts

Online Information

Additional Resources

Handouts (Other languages)

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

Online Information

Additional Resources

Handouts (Spanish + other languages)

Chronic Disease Management

Classes and Videos

  • Living Well Workshop:  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.  Set goals and get weekly support to manage your health.  Earn a gift card and other incentives.  Free!
    • BY PHONE, attend every Thursday 4/22 to 5/27, 10:00am – 11:30am.  Click to register.
    • BY PHONE, attend every Tuesday 5/18 to 6/22, 2:00pm – 3:30pm.  Click to register.

Online Information

Additional Resources

Hypertension Management

Classes and Videos

Handouts

Online Information

Additional Resources

Handouts (Spanish + other languages)

Diabetes Management

Classes and Videos

Handouts

Online Information

Additional Resources

Handouts (Spanish + other languages)

Stress Relief

Classes and Videos

Handouts

Online Information

Additional Resources

Handouts (Other languages)

Pregnancy and Childbirth

Classes and Videos

Handouts

Online Information

Additional Resources

Handouts (Other languages)

Fun and Learning for Families

Classes and Videos

  • Say and Play With Words class:  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!  Free!
    • LIVE ONLINE, attend every Tuesday 5/4 to 7/13, 6:30pm – 7:30pm.  Click to register.
    • LIVE ONLINE, attend every Tuesday 6/1 to 8/3, 10:00am – 11:00am.  Click to register.
  • Family Playgroup:  For families with children ages 0 to 5 years.  Learn and have fun with your child through art, music, movement, and more!  Free!
    • LIVE ONLINE, Thursdays, 10:00am – 12:00pm.  Activities during the 1st hour will delight toddlers and preschoolers; activities during the 2nd hour are specially designed for infants.  Click to register.
  • 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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Physical Activity

Healthy Eating

Smoking Cessation

Stress Relief

Pregnancy and Childbirth

Healthy Eating for Families

Physical Activity for Families

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Healthy Tip of the Month

Be active for your health!

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.

If you are just getting started with physical activity:

  • Start slow.  Start where you are! Build up your program over a few weeks or a few months. For example, start with 10 minutes of walking a day and add 5 more minutes each week until you are walking 30 minutes most days.
  • Break it up.  If you can’t fit in 30 minutes of aerobic activity all at once, do it 10 minutes at a time throughout the day – like before work, during a work break, and after dinner.
  • Get support!  Find an exercise partner or go to a class for beginners.
  • Make a plan to get started!  Include what you will do, how much (such as time or distance), when (time of day, days of week), and how many days.  For example: I will ride my stationary bike for 10 minutes, after lunch, on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

Learn more about physical activity from the CDC.