Center for Healthy Living, Kaiser Permanente San Diego
Kaiser Permanente offers numerous wellness classes and programs to KP members as part of their health plan at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Healthy Living.
Unless noted in the description, these programs do not require a fee; however, you need to be a member of Kaiser Permanente to participate. Click on any of the below topics for San Diego class descriptions or check the below links to view a calendar.
- Wellness Coaching by Phone
- Healthy Lifestyles for Children and Teens
- Quitting Tobacco
- Mind-Body Wellness – Stress – Depression
- Recovery from Insomnia
- Pregnancy and Parenting
- Managing Ongoing Medical Conditions like Diabetes, Heart Health, etc.
- Headache Relief
- Recovery from Urinary Incontinence
- Preventing Falls — It’s a Balancing Act
Center for Healthy Living CALENDARS
- July 2017 Health Education Calendar San Diego
- July 2017 Spanish Health Education Calendar
- August 2017 Health Education Calendar San Diego
- August 2017 Spanish Health Education Calendar
Wellness Coaching by Phone
Kaiser Permanente members may receive motivational coaching over the phone by a licensed health educator for a specific health goal. They have five topics to choose from: Eating Healthy, Being More Active, Losing Weight, Quitting Tobacco, or Being Less Stressed. The coaches assess the member’s readiness and individual goals and then provide motivation and accountability through the mail (regular or e-mail) and every other weekly calls from their coach. There is no time limit on how long it takes for the member to achieve their goal and members may choose to work on as many of the topics, one-at-a-time, as they like. To get started, call Wellness Coaching by Phone (866) 862-4295
Toddler Nutrition Class
Parents, grandparents, or adult care-givers you’re invited to attend a 2-hour, Toddler Nutrition Class. You’ll learn new ways to help the toddlers (ages 1 to 4) in your life eat well and to grow up strong and healthy. Discover how to use your toddler’s natural curiosity and appetite to introduce healthy food options. You will also learn the important role toddler nutrition plays in brain development, growth, and even their health later as an adult. Child needs to be a Kaiser Permanente member. The class is for adults only. Call Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Healthy Living to schedule: 619-641-4194
Healthy Lifestyles for Families
In this two-session series for parents and their children, families learn strategies for building healthier families through nutrition and exercise. Topics include understanding your child’s growth chart, parenting tips for getting children to change eating behaviors, healthy meals and snacks, portion size, label reading, and meal preparation. Parents or supporting adults attend the first of the two-hour sessions without the children and in the second session they attend with their children 5 to 12 years of age. No fee. Child needs to be a Kaiser Permanente member. Call Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Healthy Living to schedule: 619-641-4194
Healthy Lifestyles for Teens
This two-session nutrition education series is for 13 to 17 year olds. Parents or a support adult are welcome to attend with the teen, but not required. Each session is two hours and covers basic nutrition for teens, mindful eating, shopping tips, meal preparation ideas and journal exercises. No fee. Teens must be a Kaiser Permanente member. Call Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Healthy Living to schedule: 619-641-4194
Freedom from Tobacco
One of the best things you can do for your health is to quit tobacco. Freedom from Tobacco starts with an orientation session where you will receive an overview of medications and resources that are available to help you quit. Then the following six-session program will help you to set a quit date, quit tobacco, and support you to stay quit. You will learn successful, easy techniques for dealing with cravings and temptations in a supportive group environment. The program will help you gain a better understanding of the routines and habits that stimulate your urge to smoke and you will explore continued support options for staying free from nicotine addiction. Call Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Healthy Living to schedule: 619-641-4194.
Stress and Emotional Health
Self-awareness is a powerful way to maintain mind-body health. In this one-session class, you will discover how your body, mind, and health are connected and begin to identify the causes of stress in your life. You’ll learn basic coping skills that will help you manage the stress in your life and minimize its effect on your health.Call Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Healthy Living to schedule: 619-641-4194.
Medical science has made amazing discoveries about how our emotions and thoughts affect our health. In this six-session program you will become aware of the causes of stress in your life and identify the thought patterns and emotions that act like triggers for added stress. You will learn proven techniques for training your body to relax and let go of stress.
Depression/Insight and Understanding
This eight-session program covers in depth the relationship between thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and physical symptoms and the way they can build on each other, keeping people caught in the cycle of depression. Information on treatment options, support groups, medications, and proven recovery strategies are discussed. Patients practice these skills between classes. Call Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Healthy Living to schedule: 619-641-4194. .
Live Well Sleep Well – Recovery from Insomnia
In this four-session program you will learn the techniques and relaxation skills you need to recover a good night’s sleep. Discover techniques that work better than medications and have long-term results. Call Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Healthy Living to schedule: 619-641-4194.
Have a Healthy Pregnancy
In this one-session class you will discuss the many normal changes that you’re likely to experience during the last trimester of pregnancy. Learn what you can do to prevent a pre-term delivery, and gain tips for how to stay comfortable. You will also receive information about support resources for post-delivery to help you and your newborn stay healthy. This class is for women 20 or more weeks pregnant. Call Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Healthy Living to schedule: 619-641-4194.
Preparing for Childbirth
Few events are more exciting than the birth of your baby. Learn the skills and strategies that can help make your childbirth experience a positive one. This four-session program teaches you what you need to do to prepare for birthing with breathing and relaxation techniques. These classes should be taken during the last three months of pregnancy. Early registration is suggested. Call Kaiser Permanente’s CEnter for Healthy Living to schedule: 619-641-4194.
Breast Feeding With Success
Your baby’s health begins with good nutrition and studies have shown that breastfeeding offers a number of health benefits to you and your baby. This class can get you started on developing good breastfeeding skills and help you breastfeed with confidence. Call Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Healthy Living to schedule: 619-641-4194.
Wouldn’t it be nice if babies came with instruction manuals? This class just might be the next best thing. You’ll learn how to prepare for parenthood with useful tips on breastfeeding, bathing, diapering, car seat safety, protecting against Sudden Infant Death, Child/Infant CPR, and what to do about poisons. By the end of class you will be an expert on knowing what to do and when to call your physician.Call Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Healthy Living to schedule: 619-641-4194.
Infant CPR – A Life-Saving Skill
Whether you’re a parent, babysitter, or family member, knowing what to do during an emergency can help you to save a life. This class will teach you cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for infants to one-year. You will also learn choking and safety guidelines and procedure. Children 12 years or older may attend with an accompanying adult. There is a fee for this course: member $15, additional guest: $10. Call Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Healthy Living to schedule: 619-641-4194.
Healthier Living: Managing Ongoing Conditions
Take control of your ongoing health condition on a daily basis with this six-session workshop series. Use discussions and goal setting to help you learn how to manage stress, eat healthier, develop an exercise plan, communicate better with your physician, and live a healthier lifestyle. Kaiser Permanente members are welcome to attend with a family member or caregiver. Call Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Healthy Living to schedule: 619-641-4194.
Taking Care of Your Heart
Want to lower your cholesterol, but don’t know where to begin? This two-session class will help you understand how a heart-healthy diet, exercise, and other lifestyle strategies may help you avoid or discontinue medications for blood cholesterol. You’ll learn how blood cholesterol is connected to heart disease and how you can reduce your risk for disease. Sessions include help with label reading, shopping, meal preparation, and more. Call Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Healthy Living to schedule: 619-641-4194.
Living Well with Heart Failure
You can live a full and enjoyable life by managing heart failure. Find out how to cope with the condition and feel better by learning about self-management, nutrition, and how to conserve your energy. One-session class. Call Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Healthy Living to schedule: 619-641-4194.
Diabetes is a preventable disease. Even if you have a family history of diabetes or you already are having signs that you are resistant to insulin you can still make lifestyle changes that can stop the progression of the disease. Learn what lifestyle strategies you can do today to prevent diabetes in yourself and your family.Call Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Healthy Living to schedule: 619-641-4194.
Living Well With Diabetes: Taking Care of Yourself
In this multi-session program you will learn the information you need to form healthy habits to manage your diabetes. Find out how to make the right food and physical activity choices that will stop the progression of this disease and avoid complications. You will learn how to monitor your blood sugars and medications. Call Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Healthy Living to schedule: 619-641-4194.
It is possible to greatly reduce or possibly eliminate chronic headaches. In this class you will learn strategies, lifestyle tips, and dietary interventions that can help you avoid headaches and migraines. You can live a life with less pain. Call Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Healthy Living to schedule: 619-641-4194.
Recovery from Urinary Incontinence
Learn what can be done to help you recover from the life debilitating condition of urinary incontinence. Call Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Healthy Living to schedule: 619-641-4194.
Preventing Falls —It’s a Balancing Act
Learn how you can stay strong, active and prevent falls. This one-session program helps you understand common falls and major risks for falling. You’ll learn how to prepare yourself, your home, and your surroundings to avoid or prevent falls. Lastly you’ll learn what you can do to improve strength, balance and flexibility.Call Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Healthy Living to schedule: 619-641-4194.