FHC Health Education programs can provide resources and support as you take steps to improve your health and prevent disease. 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

  • Talk with Health Education staff about healthy eating recommendations and steps to get started. Call 502-772-8588 or email healtheducation@fhclouisville.org.
  • Learn about healthy eating, meal-planning on a budget, and more. Get a bag of groceries each week. Participate in free Cooking Matters classes:
    • ONSITE, every Tuesday, September 1 – October 6, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Dare to Care Community Kitchen (1200 S. 28th St.). Click to register.
    • LIVE ONLINE, every Thursday, September 3 – October 8, 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Click to register.
  • Learn about healthy eating, meal-planning on a budget, and more. Earn a slow cooker. Participate in free Healthier Meals, Healthier Me classes:
  • Watch healthy eating and cooking classes anytime! Click for videos.
  • Learn the basics of healthy eating and how Choose My Plate can help you. Click for video.
  • Learn how to read Nutrition Facts Labels on packaged foods. Click for video.

Handouts (Spanish + other languages)

Online Information

Additional Resources

Smoking Cessation

Classes and Videos

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 (Spanish + other languages)

Online Information

Additional Resources

Diabetes Management

Classes and Videos

Handouts (Spanish + other languages)

Online Information

Additional Resources

Mindfulness and Meditation

Classes and Videos

  • Learn how to calm and focus your mind. Participate in free Mindfulness and Meditation classes:
    • LIVE ONLINE, every Tuesday, August 18 – September 22, 5:30pm – 6:15pm. Click to register.
    • LIVE ONLINE, every Tuesday, October 20 – November 17, 5:30pm – 6:15pm. Click to register.
  • Calm and focus your mind anytime! Click for videos.

Handouts (Spanish + other languages)

Online Information

Additional Resources

Pregnancy and Childbirth

Classes and Videos

Handouts (Spanish + other languages)

Online Information

Additional Resources

Fun and Learning for Families

Classes and Videos

Online Information

Additional Resources

Healthy Eating for Families

Classes and Videos

Online Information

Additional Resources

Child Safety

Drive Safe

Ride Safe

Sleep Safe

Video of the Month

Healthy Tip of the Month

Getting enough sleep is essential for your health.

Adults should sleep 7 or more hours each night for optimal health. Insufficient sleep (or short sleep) is defined as less than 7 hours of sleep daily. More than a third of U.S. adults report insufficient sleep.

What are the consequences of not getting enough sleep? Not getting enough sleep is associated with an increased risk for a number of chronic diseases and conditions:

  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Stroke
  • Obesity
  • Depression

Not getting enough sleep also contributes to motor vehicle crashes and machinery-related injuries, causing substantial injury and disability each year.

Learn more about Sleep and Sleep Disorders at the CDC