A Healthier You in the New Year: Setting Goals for a Better Life

As we welcome a new year, it's a great time to think about our health and make plans for a brighter future. Providence is here to help you improve your quality of life this year with information and skills for self-care.

Empower Yourself Through Education

To stay healthy, it’s important to learn and actively take part in your care. Education is available to everyone and can often be covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurance companies. Financial assistance is also available for those without insurance.

Providence offers a variety of education opportunities including:

Comprehensive Diabetes Services

Providence Diabetes Education Services covers different types of diabetes including Type 1, Type 2, and Gestational Diabetes.

Here are the main focus areas:

  1. Healthy Coping
  2. Healthy Eating
  3. Being Active
  4. Blood Sugar Monitoring
  5. Diabetes Medicine
  6. Problem Solving
  7. Reducing Risks

If you want to learn more or get support, ask your provider for a referral, visit Oregon Nutrition, Diabetes and Health Education Services | Providence, or call 855-360-5456 to get connected.

Providence Community Teaching Kitchen

The Providence Community Teaching Kitchen combines medical expertise and culinary arts to help individuals take control of their health through nutrition and lifestyle choices. From improving health outcomes to learning cooking skills, the teaching kitchen has something for everyone.

The teaching kitchen emphasizes food access and provides healthy food through an on-site pantry and community garden. Licensed professionals offer hands-on cooking classes in both English and Spanish.

Learn more about the Community Teaching Kitchen at Community Teaching Kitchen and Outpatient Nutrition Services | Milwaukie Hospital | Providence.

Community Health Education Classes

Providence is committed to community wellness and offers various classes for every stage of life. From childbirth education to smoking cessation, these classes address diverse needs, ensuring the well-being of the community.

You can register for classes at Classes | Oregon | Providence.

Outpatient Nutrition Services

Providence's Registered Dietitians provide personalized nutrition counseling for all ages. Services include nutrition therapy for disease management, assistance with food allergies and intolerances, weight management, and support for disordered eating.

Ask your provider for a referral, visit Oregon Nutrition, Diabetes and Health Education Services | Providence, or call 855-360-5456 to get connected.

Prevent: Diabetes Prevention Program

For those looking to build healthy habits, the Prevent: DPP program offers a one-year lifestyle change initiative. This evidence-based program focuses on weight loss, type 2 diabetes prevention, and overall health improvement. Virtual and limited in-person classes are available based on demand.

You can register for a free, online orientation session at Oregon Nutrition, Diabetes and Health Education Services | Providence.

As we start a new year, let Providence be your partner in achieving your health goals. Together, let's embrace a healthier future with knowledge, motivation, and community support.