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

October 1 (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 ZOOM session.
Register here

October 20 (Tuesday), 12:30 p.m.– 5:00 pm.
This virtual training is preceded by a two-hour, self-paced, online training which must be completed before attending the ZOOM session.
Register here

November 3 (Tuesday), 12:30 p.m.– 5:00 pm.
This virtual training is preceded by a two-hour, self-paced, online training which must be completed before attending the ZOOM session.
Register here

November 20 (Friday), 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 ZOOM session.
Register here

December 4 (Friday), 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 ZOOM session.
Register here

December 8 (Tuesday), 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 ZOOM session.
Register here

Upcoming classes: Virtual Youth Mental Health First Aid

September 23 (Wednesday), 8 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
This virtual training is preceded by a two-hour, self-paced, online training which must be completed before attending the ZOOM session.
Register here

September 29 (Tuesday), 1 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
This virtual training is preceded by a two-hour, self-paced, online training which must be completed before attending the ZOOM session.
Register here

October 13 (Tuesday), 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
This virtual training is preceded by a two-hour, self-paced, online training which must be completed before attending the ZOOM session.
Register here

November 9 (Monday), 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
This virtual training is preceded by a two-hour, self-paced, online training which must be completed before attending the ZOOM session.
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.

Upcoming Classes
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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.

View or download the Psychological First Aid card here

Upcoming Classes
October 8 (Thursday), 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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October 20 (Tuesday), 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
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November 3 (Tuesday), 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
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November 19 (Thursday), 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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December 1 (Tuesday), 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 am.
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Trauma and Resilience

The Trauma and Resilience workshop is designed for those at risk for vicarious trauma, secondary traumatic stress, and/or compassion fatigue. Firefly Yoga International is providing this workshop free of charge in collaboration with M Health Fairview.

The Trauma and Resilience Workshop:

  • Informs attendees on what trauma is and the psychological impacts that trauma can have on the body
  • Guides participants through resiliency-building practices, including: trauma-informed chair yoga, meditation and breathing practices
  • Addresses how to create a trauma-informed culture in the workplace
  • Teaches six resources for self-regulation of the nervous system to be used in daily life
  • Defines and provides a self-care framework.
  • Provides participants with a personalized three-month self-care plan

Who should attend?
Those at risk for vicarious trauma, secondary traumatic stress, and/or compassion fatigue, including: frontline staff, social service providers, nonprofit workers, those in healthcare, and others working in high stress environments.

Upcoming classes: Trauma and Resilience
October 15 (Thursday), 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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October 29 (Thursday), 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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November 12 (Thursday), 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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December 3 (Thursday), 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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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

November 4, 2020 – January 27, 2021 (Mondays & Wednesdays)
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
ONLINE (via Zoom)
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*This series is being held in partnership with M Health Fairview and 2nd Half with Lyngblomsten

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.

Upcoming classes

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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

October 6, 2020 – November 10, 2020 (Tuesdays)
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
ONLINE (via Zoom)
Register here
*This series is being hosted in partnership with ElderCircle

October 27, 2020 – December 8, 2020 (Tuesdays)
1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
ONLINE (via Zoom)
Register here
*This series is being hosted in partnership with ElderCircle

November 3, 2020 – Dec 8, 2020 (Tuesdays)
1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
ONLINE (via Zoom)
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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

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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

November 4, 2020 - December 9, 2020 (Wednesdays)
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: ONLINE
Cost: FREE
Register here
Contact: Feel welcome to call Laura 507-577-8699 or email andsettle@icloud.com with questions or concerns.

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.

Upcoming classes
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