Friday, June 14, 2013

“Journey to Health” Encourages Steps to Healthy Living


NorthBay Healthcare’s latest health-related community education courses have been so popular, more are being offered this summer.

First up is a six-week course intended for anyone living with a chronic disease. “Healthier Living,” is a free self-management program offered by NorthBay Healthcare, Solano Public Health and the Area Agency that kicks off on June 18. It was developed by Stanford University to help people better manage chronic health conditions, to live a happier, healthier life and is open to anyone with a chronic condition, as well as their caretakers and family members.

The program will be 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the NorthBay Center for Primary Care, 2458 Hilborn Road in Fairfield. Register today by visiting or call (707) 646-5469 for information.

A seven-week course, called “Journey to Health” will kick off June 20 at the NorthBay Center for Primary Care, 5140 Business Center Drive in Green Valley and will be offered from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday nights. There will be no class the week of July 4.

“Journey to Health” encourages patients to take the first steps toward a healthier future and is $60 per person, or $100 for two family members.

The program, taught by physicians, registered dietitians, a physical therapist and a psychologist will include a health assessment and classes on nutrition, exercise, behavior modification and stress management, according to organizers Cathy Ono, R.N., and Tiffany Montoya, R.N., both Primary Care Health Coordinators.

Register today by visiting or call (707) 646-5489 for information.

As one of the few remaining not-for-profit healthcare systems in Northern California, NorthBay Healthcare has a long tradition as the premier health care provider in Upper Solano County. NorthBay operates hospitals in Fairfield and Vacaville, as well as a 55 physician multispecialty group. Of particular interest to the business community, NorthBay offers a provider owned HMO, Western Health Advantage (WHA) and an occupational medicine program. Staffed by physicians with specialized training in occupational medicine, NorthBay Occupational Health works closely with employers to promote a healthy workforce and reduce costs associated with on-the-job injuries.

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