Community Health & Well-being Programs

Our outreach and community education efforts focus on connecting with community members where they work, live, learn, play, and worship. In collaboration with community partners, we provide support, tools, and education to improve health and well-being in our community.

Learn more about our programs and check out upcoming classes:

Mental health and stress resilience Falls prevention Chronic disease self-management Healthy lifestyle

Mental health and stress resilience

Contact Kate Taylor with any questions.

Tonic

A six-week series to educate and engage participants in mind-body skills, Tonic improves resiliency and coping skills when perceived stress levels are high. Participants learn practices to promote a sense of calm, joy, connection, and inner strength.

Watch for classes coming soon.

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces the risk factors and warning signs of common mental health and substance use disorders, builds understanding of their impact, and reviews support options. The interactive virtual course teaches participants how to offer initial help to an individual who may be experiencing a mental health concern or crisis and connect them to the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-care resources.

This is a virtual training preceded by a two-hour, self-paced, online training which must be completed before attending the virtual ZOOM session.

Upcoming classes: Virtual Adult Mental Health First Aid

August 27 (Thursday), 8 a.m.–12:30 pm.
This virtual training is preceded by a two-hour, self-paced, online training which must be completed before attending the virtual ZOOM session on August 27.
Register here

Flourish

This four-part resiliency skills series will help increase self-esteem, reduce stress, and improve overall quality of life. You will experience clarifying breathing techniques, expressive writing, mindfulness, guided movement, and meditation.

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Psychological First Aid

Psychological First Aid (PFA) is an evidence-informed approach that is built on the concept of human resilience. PFA aims to reduce stress symptoms and assist in a healthy recovery following a traumatic event, natural disaster, public health emergency, or even a personal crisis. Emotional distress is not always as visible as a physical injury but is just as painful and debilitating. After going through a life altering experience it is common to be affected emotionally. While physical First Aid is used to reduce physical discomfort due to a bodily injury, Psychological First Aid is a strategy to reduce the painful range of emotions and responses experienced by people exposed to high stress.

To access Psychological First Aid online, please view the following videos available on *YouTube.

*Note: YouTube may automatically advance to another video after one has finished. If the platform skips ahead (missing a section), you may manually click the link above for the next video in order.

COVID -19 Specific Resources

This video provides the healthcare responder with just-in-time training on stress during COVID-19 and provides stress management strategies that should be implemented now to protect our healthcare workforce.

Thank you to the Minnesota Department of Health for sharing these resources with M Health Fairview.

Falls prevention

Contact Erin Schliesman with any questions.

Tai Ji Quan

Tai Ji Quan is an evidence-based program that’s designed to keep older adults mobile and independent by improving balance and reducing their likelihood of falling. Classes are for adults who are able to walk and have an interest in improving balance, flexibility, and strength. Canes and walkers are welcome.

Upcoming classes

July 6-September 30 (Mondays & Wednesdays), 1–2 p.m.

Please note: There is not a class on Monday, Sept. 7.
This is a virtual class, offered ONLINE.
Register here

Matter of Balance

Over eight weeks, this evidence-based program emphasizes practical strategies to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels. The class is designed for older adults who are able to problem solve and have concerns about falls, or have a history of falls.

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Chronic disease self-management

Contact Erin Schliesman with any questions.

Living Well with Chronic Conditions

This evidence-based program is designed to help participants with chronic conditions and includes techniques to manage frustration, fatigue, pain, and isolation. Participants gain knowledge on appropriate exercise, use of medications, effective communication skills, and how to evaluate new treatments.

Upcoming Classes
Contact us about joining a workshop already in progress.

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Living Well with Chronic Pain

This evidence-based program is designed for those living with chronic pain. It offers strategies for dealing with symptoms and teaches healthy ways to live and be active.

Upcoming Classes

August 10, 2020 - September 21, 2020 (Monday), 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
ONLINE (via Zoom)
Register here
*This series is being hosted by Community Partner

Living Well with Diabetes

This evidence-based class is for those living with Type 2 diabetes. It teaches techniques to manage symptoms. Participants also gain knowledge about appropriate exercise, healthy eating, medication, and working with healthcare providers.

Upcoming Classes July 15, 2020 - August 19, 2020 (Wednesday), 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
ONLINE (via Zoom)
Register here
*This series is being hosted by East Side Neighborhood Services

Healthy lifestyle

Master My Kitchen

An 8-week cooking series co-led by a chef and dietitian, the class is designed to improve kitchen skills and encourage cooking with whole foods.

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