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 painless 15 minute, 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 years old with risk factors and diabetics over 40 years old 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.

All screenings will be held on the first Tuesday of every month from 10 am–2 pm in the Community Health Education Center, located in the lower level of the Midtown Outpatient Tower.

How to make an appointment: This program is free, although registration is required. To register or to learn more, please call 410-573-9483, option 1.

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?

Our 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
  • Replace unhealthy habits with healthy ones
  • 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 and want to manage, as well as 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

Senior University: Free Lunchtime Educational Workshops for Seniors 60 and Above

Take advantage of free health screenings, community resources, guest speakers and lunchtime presentations on the following topics:

  • Understanding Medicare and long-term care insurances
  • Matters of the heart
  • Financial wellness: it's never too late to start
  • Cancer: warning signs and prevention tips
  • Legal matters: learn about power of attorney, living wills and advanced directives

Seating is limited, and registration is required. Please call 443-552-2432 to register.

Classes run from 11 am–1:30 pm. Lunch is included.

Quit Smoking

We want to connect you with community resources that can help you quit smoking. At no cost to participants, we offer a smoking cessation program held at the Community Health Education Center at the Midtown Campus Outpatient Tower.

Upcoming Classes

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, please call 443-552-2432.