Disease Management and Wellness Workshops

Upcoming Wellness Classes

Free Workshop Series Led by Trained Facilitators

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Workshops are progressive, so attendance at all sessions is highly encouraged. Participants need to attend 4 of the 6 sessions to receive a certificate of completion.

Session 1: Healthy Sleep Habits, Mind-Body Connection
Session 2:
Problem-Solving, Preventing Falls, Physical Activity
Session 3:
Decision-making, Pain Management, Healthy Eating
Session 4:
Better Breathing, Reading Food Labels
Session 5:
Medication Use, Relaxation, Coping with Depression
Session 6:
Making Treatment Decisions, Working with Your Healthcare Team

Dates
Location
March 7 - April 11, 2024, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursdays (3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11)

Sedgwick County Health Department
1900 E. 9th St
Wichita 67214


Diabetes Self-Management Program

Workshops are progressive, so attendance at all sessions is highly encouraged. Participants need to attend 4 of the 6 sessions to receive a certificate of completion.

Session 1: Healthy Eating, Action Plans
Session 2: Problem-Solving, Menu Planning, Stress Management
Session 3: Preventing Low Blood Sugar, Physical Activity
Session 4: Food Choices, Coping with Difficult Emotions
Session 5: Coping with Depression, Relaxation
Session 6: Foot Care, Working with Your Healthcare Team

Dates
Location
February 21 - March 27, 2024, 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesdays (2/21, 2/28, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27)
Mulvane Senior Center
632 E. Mulvane St.
Mulvane 67110

April 3 - May 8, 2024, 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesdays (4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8)

Sedgwick County Health Department
1900 E. 9th St.
Wichita 67214


A Matter of Balance (Fall Prevention)

Workshops are progressive, so attendance at all sessions is highly encouraged.

A Matter of Balance is a four-week group training that emphasizes practical ways to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels. Participants learn to view falls and the fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and exercise to increase strength and balance.

Dates
Location
May 7 - May 30, 2024, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Tuesdays & Thursdays (5/7, 5/9, 5/14, 5/16, 5/21, 5/23, 5/28, 5/30)
Sedgwick County Extension Office
7001 W 21st St N
Wichita 67205


Hypertension Awareness & Prevention Program (HAPp)

The Sedgwick County Health Department has partnered with K-State Research and Extension (KSRE) to provide a free self-monitoring blood pressure program.

This progressive, four-month program improves the health and well-being of participants through hypertension (high blood pressure) awareness, blood pressure self-monitoring, and prevention. HAPp uses KSRE health literacy programming (e.g., Stay Strong, Stay Healthy; Walk Kansas; nutrition education, stress management) with participant coaching and lifestyle education. Participants will gain knowledge, skills and confidence in their ability to reduce and/or prevent high blood pressure.

Registration will open January 2, 2024, and will close at midnight on February 6, 2024.

Office hours must be scheduled in advance; walk-ins are not accepted. Each participant will sign up for a 15-minute time slot during the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. You must be registered for the program by February 6 to attend Office Hours and receive a free blood pressure monitor.

Nutrition Seminars are open to the public.

Dates
Location
Tuesdays, February 6 - May 28, 2024
Tuesday, 2/6 5:30 pm. - 6:30 p.m. HHA Kickoff
Tuesday, 2/13 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Office Hours
Tuesday, 2/20 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Nutrition Seminar
Tuesday, 2/27 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Office Hours
Tuesday, 3/5 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Office Hours
Tuesday, 3/12 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Nutrition Seminar
Tuesday, 3/19 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Office Hours
Tuesday, 4/2 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Office Hours
Tuesday, 4/9 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Nutrition Seminar
Tuesday, 4/16 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Office Hours
Tuesday, 4/30 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Office Hours
Tuesday, 5/7 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Nutrition Seminar
Tuesday, 5/14 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Office Hours




Sedgwick County Health Department
1900 E. 9th St.
Wichita 67214