Community Health Programs
Modern medicine has given us potent weapons to fight infectious diseases, heart disease, cancer and has greatly reduced the risks women face in childbirth. However, the challenges we face in today's world remain tremendous.
As exciting and fulfilling as life has become, it can also be more exhausting and overwhelming. Never have there been so many resources available to keep us healthy. But finding the information and putting it to work for ourselves and our families is a time-consuming and often daunting task.
That's why Jefferson's specialists and team of experts with our Center for Urban Health have developed the Community Health Programs, a variety of events dedicated to improving the quality of life in our community through prevention and wellness programs, educational resources, health education seminars and health screenings.
Or, download our Program Calendar (PDF). Please note, "Wellness Yoga for Cancer Patients and Caregivers" is no longer being offered at this time.
Learn More About Our Community Health Programming
More than 400 people attend our programs annually, with an average of 25 to 30 attendees per workshop.
Some of programs include:
Prevention and Education Programs
Our commitment to helping communities lead healthier lives has been the driving force in creating an array of programs to educate people on important health topics and to prevent health problems. We offer educational seminars and health screenings designed to be responsive to the needs and interests of the women in our communities.
Blood Pressure Plus Program
Blood Pressure Plus is a program designed to increase the awareness about hypertension by providing monthly blood pressure screenings to the population of Point Breeze and Gray Ferry communities in Philadelphia. Get dates and times.
Diabetes Education Programs
The Center for Urban Health works collaboratively with the Jefferson Diabetes Center to offer the "Learning to Manage and Live with Diabetes" program. This program provides individuals and families living with diabetes and prediabetes education tools and resources to better self-manage diabetes, reduce complications and improve quality of life.
This program is accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators.
The Center for Urban Heath's Community Diabetes Prevention Program is a free program for eligible participants that provides support and educational opportunities to help you prevent Type 2 diabetes.
JeffPEERS's Victory Over Diabetes Expo includes interactive health workshops, exercise sessions and more.
Free and Low-Cost Community Services
Do you need food, medical care, housing, transportation or other services? Check out our searchable database– the Jefferson Health Community Resource– for services close to you.
Health Education Seminars
Educational programs are scheduled throughout the year to address a variety of topics important to women and families, such as menopause, stress management, parenting and nutrition management.
We will make information available about upcoming screenings for early detection of diabetes, breast cancer, skin cancer and many other health risks.
JeffPEERS (People, Empowered, Educated, and Ready to Support) is a chronic disease self-management program designed to help adults better manage chronic medical conditions. Learn more about JeffPEERS programming.