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Healthy Lifestyles

Government & Community Relations offers many programs for the communities in which we live, work and impact that give residents the opportunity to create healthier versions of themselves. They include:

Block Watch for Wellness

This six-week, community-based program is designed to help people manage their own chronic medical conditions, such as hypertension (high blood pressure.) Block Watch groups meet once a week for two hours. Groups are led by Cleveland Clinic trained Community Coaches, who, with support from Cleveland Clinic staff, use educational videos and materials to help their group members learn techniques and gain knowledge that will keep them well.

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Coffee with the Cops

This initiative brings police officers and the residents they serve together over coffee to discuss issues, share concerns and craft solutions in a casual setting. Community Policing is, in its simplest terms, police departments and neighborhoods establishing a partnership through open lines of communication and cooperation. This partnership serves to support dialog, identify opportunities and develop strategies which will enhance the health and quality of life for residents.

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Come Cook with Us!

An interactive cooking program that encourages healthy eating. Participants can sample featured recipes and ask questions about how to prepare nutritious food.

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Come Learn with Us!

A wide variety of topics are available for health talks in the community.

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Diabetes 101

This program focuses on the prevention, management and treatment of diabetes for yourself or for a loved one. Signs and symptoms are reviewed and emphasis is placed on eating healthy and remaining active to assist in the daily management of the chronic disease.

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Fitness Classes

Our interactive fitness classes get people active and moving. No matter where you are on your fitness journey, we have classes to help you reach your goals so you can live a happier, healthier life. Classes are open to people of all ages and abilities.

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Healthy Communities Initiative

This initiative fosters collaboration between Cleveland Clinic and community partners to promote optimal health and wellness. Based on the community health needs assessment and utilizing combined resources within our local communities, Healthy Communities Initiative programs will be customized around three core areas: education, nutrition and physical activity.

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Healthy Strides… Come Walk with Us!

This program combines casual, 1-3 mile walks with brief, informative talks led by Cleveland Clinic caregivers and community partners. Topics change based on the leader’s area of expertise and suggestions from participants. All members of the community are welcome.

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Healthy Strides for Kids

This program combines a casual 1-3 mile walk, preceded by a brief, informative talk by Cleveland Clinic physicians and caregivers. Some of the topics addressed will include better nutrition, increased exercise and respecting your body. Open to all children ages 9-14 and their parents.

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Healthy You, Healthy Families

The Healthy You, Healthy Families program connects new and expectant moms and dads to community resources, support and knowledge that will help their babies thrive during their first year and beyond. Created in response to the high rate of infant mortality in Ohio, the program is made up of support groups, hospital tours and community baby showers that educate family members and other caregivers about the basics of safe baby care.

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Heart & Vascular Institute Educational Series

Cleveland Clinic's Heart & Vascular Institute hosts a free monthly educational program at the Langston Hughes Community Health & Education Center that addresses heart disease risk factors, prevention strategies, and more! Come learn how you can maintain a healthy heart.Cleveland Clinic's Heart & Vascular Institute hosts a free monthly educational program at the Langston Hughes Community Health & Education Center that addresses heart disease risk factors, prevention strategies, and more! Come learn how you can maintain a healthy heart.

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Heroin, Fentanyl and Carfentanyl: The Triple Threat on Our Doorstep

“Heroin, Fentanyl and Carfentanyl: The Triple Threat on Our Doorstep” is a series of panel discussions that bring residents, community partners and local experts together to engage in open conversation about the opioid epidemic. These events empower community members by connecting them to the resources and information they need to combat the opioid crisis.

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Hypertension 101

This program focuses on the prevention, management and treatment of hypertension for yourself or a loved one. Signs and symptoms are reviewed with more emphasis being placed on eating healthy and remaining active to assist in the daily management of the chronic disease.

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Let’s Talk About Stroke

The Let’s Talk About Stroke program is a collaborative effort provided by Cleveland Clinic’s Langston Hughes Community Health & Education Center and the Cerebrovascular Center. These interactive sessions focus on raising awareness, recognizing symptoms, and risk reduction and prevention through healthy lifestyle changes.

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Mammography Clinic at the Langston Hughes Community Health & Education Center

The Mammography Clinic provides breast exams, women’s health education and more. Breast exams and mammogram screenings are usually covered under most insurance plans. Cleveland Clinic offers financial aid for the uninsured and underinsured. Financial responsibility is determined by completing the financial assistance application.

The Mammography Clinic is offered through a collaborative partnership between Cleveland Clinic’s Langston Hughes Health and Education Center and Taussig Cancer Institute.

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Self-Defense

This program teaches men and women of all ages the fundamentals of Street-wise Self-Defense and Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) techniques. Participants will learn basic strikes, kicks, blocks and what to do if an attacker grabs, chokes or holds them.

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Stroke 101

This program teaches participants how to manage their risk factors, recognize the signs and symptoms of a stroke, and achieve better outcomes by acting quickly if they or someone they know is having a stroke.

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Tobacco Cessation

These free classes will provide you with the tools you’ll need to cope with the social, mental, emotional and physical challenges you may face on the journey to becoming a nonsmoker.

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Women’s Health Clinic at the Langston Hughes Community Health & Education Center

A warm, welcoming environment for all. Free, comprehensive, confidential care, including: routine women’s health exams, preventative screenings, contraception and more!

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You Change You

This free, interactive, six-week program is about taking control of your entire life! This includes your mind, your body and your spirit. Cleveland Clinic’s goal is to provide you with the tools, information and courage to achieve what is important to you.

Each week will center around a core topic such as personal behavior, stress or nutrition. Participants will be introduced to various exercises and relaxation techniques, and are asked to set weekly personal goals.

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Harvest For Hunger Success

Cleveland Clinic’s 2016 Harvest for Hunger campaign raised $28,676, and provided nearly 3,033 pounds of food our neighbors in need throughout Northeast Ohio.

Greater Cleveland Food Bank

Throughout Northeast Ohio, one in six people is food insecure – meaning they may not know where their next meal will come from. The Greater Cleveland Food Bank seeks to bridge the meal gap, connecting individuals with the nutritious meals they need to succeed.

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Healthy Communities Initiative

The Healthy Communities Initiative is a collaborative effort between Cleveland Clinic and community partners to promote optimal health and wellness.

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