VHP Mark J. Young Community Health and Wellness Center
Sometimes people need support coping with a chronic condition, managing their weight or staying healthy through pregnancy. That’s where Valley Health Partners–Community Health and Wellness Center (CHWC) steps in.
Valley Health Partners–Community Health and Wellness Center (CHWC) teaches people to live healthier lives. People who receive their health care at the VHP practices may receive help from certified health care educators or attend a support group. Sometimes, both would help a person reach the goal of becoming healthier.
For pregnancy, educational classes are offered for prenatal care, childbirth, crib safety and car seat safety. There is support for breastfeeding moms.
A health care provider refers people who could benefit from these services.
Classes and groups are offered in English and Spanish.
A registered dietitian is an expert on diet and nutrition. Registered dietitians are trained to address medical conditions, specific disease states, weight loss as well as behavioral issues such as emotional eating. Our dietitians provide guidance on food and nutrition information to help support our patients on ways to improve their health.
Your first visit with a dietitian is to review you current eating pattern, exercise routine, and medical history. Through your discussion you and the dietitian will develop goals to improve your health, incorporating cultural and ethnic traditions. You will then be provided with information to work on those goals and encouraged to follow up with future visits so you can continue on your path to wellness.
A healthy diet throughout life supports normal growth, development and aging. Maintaining a healthy body weight can reduce the risk of chronic diseases leading to overall health and successful life.
Physician assistant (PA-C) offers prediabetes and diabetes education classes in English and Spanish
Certified diabetes educators (CDEs) offer intensive diabetes management in conjunction with your primary care provider
Registered dietitian offers nutrition assessment and education for adults for the following:
Classes and support for pregnancy