Health and Wellness Programs
Dare to C.A.R.E
The Dare to C.A.R.E Program is a free screening program dedicated to saving lives through education, early detection, and prevention of heart and vascular disease. At the appointment, a vascular technologist will conduct a 15 minute-painless, noninvasive ultrasound of your neck, abdomen, and legs. After the screening, your results will be shared with you and your primary doctor. If the screening uncovers disease you and your primary doctor will discuss treatment options.
Who should be screened for vascular disease?
- Patients over the age of 60 should consider screening to understand their risk.
- Those 50 with risk factors and diabetics over 40 are also eligible.
- Certain factors can also increase the risk for the vascular disease such as; smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol
- Other important risk factors include family history of heart disease, lack of physical activity, and obesity.
How to make an appointment: This program is free, although registration is required. To register or to learn more information please call 410- 573-9483, option 1.
Exercise and Line Dancing Classes
- Cardio-Dance featuring Mixxedfit with Sav: Mondays 1pm - 2pm & Tuesdays 12pm - 1pm
- Line-Dancing featuring Spirit Feet 2nd Tuesday and 4th Thursday of the Month 5 pm -6 pm
To promote good health for people of all ages and all stages, The Community Health Education Center is offering a variety of in-person exercise classes to the local community and UMMS team members. All classes are free of charge.
These 60-minute classes are designed to get your heart rate up and boost cardio endurance. All fitness levels are welcome.
Classes will be held in the Community Health Education Center in the Midtown Outpatient Tower, (800 Linden Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21201). Pre-registration is required as spots are limited. Face masks are required.
How to register: To register for a class, visit our Calendar of Events, click on the class you are interested in, and click the 'Sign Up' button. If you have any questions, please call 443-552-2432.-2432.
Diabetes Prevention Program
Have you ever been told you have prediabetes? Or that you are at risk for type 2 diabetes? If so, did you know that you can still prevent diabetes?
The Diabetes Prevention Program is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Participants will meet virtually once a week where they will learn how to make lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes. In the sessions, participants will learn how to:
- Eat healthy and lose weight
- Get active and keep moving
- Change unhealthy habits into more healthy habits
- Support each other and learn tips for staying on track
How to register: Register online for the Diabetes Prevention Program today or contact our team by calling 443-683-6800.
Living Well with High Blood Pressure
This two hour class is for people with high blood pressure who want to manage and learn more about how to better control their high blood pressure. During this workshop, you will learn how to:
- Take your own blood pressure
- Eat healthy
- Identify salty foods and how to avoid them
- Take your medications correctly
- Know your numbers for a healthy lifestyle
Check back for new classes starting soon.
Please note that all classes take place every other Tuesday from 1 pm - 3 pm in the Community Health Education Center.
This program is free, although registration is required. To register or to learn more information please call 443-552-2432.