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UAMS Northeast Outreach Education

Patient Education

Patient Education Classes are now being offered at UAMS Northeast. See monthly schedule below. Come join us to learn more about diabetes or other health issues.  What we need to know and what we can do about it are two areas of focus.

To sign up, call Sandra Lusby at 870-336-7985 or ask your UAMS Northeast physician to refer you. 

Mondays

1st Monday: 10:00 – 11:30 am
Diabetes Education Series  #1 – What is diabetes?; monitoring; healthy eating

2nd Monday: 10:00 – 11:30 am
Diabetes Education Series #2  Preventing low blood sugar & complications; reading nutrition labels; dealing with stress

3rd Monday: 10:00 – 11:30 am
Diabetes Education Series #3  Planning low fat/healthy meals; physical activity & exercise; muscle relaxation

4th Monday: 10:00 – 11:30 am
Diabetes Education Series #4  Positive thinking; communication skills; medication usage

Wednesdays

1st Wednesday:
10:00 – 11:30 am  Healthy Habits Series #1  (Healthy eating; exercise; weight management)
1:30 – 2:30 pm     “Help, I Need to Stop Smoking (or Dipping)”

2nd Wednesday
10:00 – 11:30 am  Healthy Habits Series #2  (Self-management ; mind-body connection; relaxation & sleep)
1:30 – 2:30 pm     Prenatal class: Birth Control options,  Breastfeeding

3rd Wednesday
10:00 – 11:30 am  Healthy Habits Series #3  (More nutrition; exercise; weight management)
1:30 – 2:30 pm     Tips for Managing Your Medications

4th Wednesday
10:00 – 11:30 am  Healthy Habits Series  (Maintaining lifestyle changes; managing difficult emotions, pain, and fatigue; positive thinking)
1:30 – 2:30 pm     Heart Health  (Blood pressure, cholesterol, and heart failure)

 

Community Outreach Education

•   Be Well, Live Well

A six-week class that helps people with chronic conditions deal with the symptoms of their disease as well as the impact on their lives and emotions.  Invest just 2 hours per week in this program that will help you manage your condition differently and take control. The next Be Well, Live Well class will be scheduled soon! Check back for updates.

•   Health Education for Adults or Youth  (By appointment)

An UAMS Northeast representative can speak at a “Lunch N Learn” workshop, camp, classroom, church, or other gathering on a variety of health topics.  Consider learning about ways to combat stress, hypertension, diabetes, tobacco dependency, or high cholesterol.  Positive prevention topics may include Healthy Habits, Nutrition, Women Can Run, Accident Prevention, The Truth about Babies, STD & Pregnancy Prevention, or Heart Health.  Call 870-336-7985 or e-mail slusby@uams.edu to sign up.

•   Health Screenings

The first step in improving your health is to know where you are!  Set up a health screening at your school, church, industry, or community center and learn what your numbers are for Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index, Cholesterol, Blood Glucose, etc.  Information about these topics will be available; patients with abnormal readings are referred to health care providers.  Call 870-336-7985 or e-mail slusby@uams.edu to arrange a time for an UAMS Northeast health screening.

•   Health Fairs

UAMS Northeast is interested in attending area Health Fairs to provide education to the community.  Information about Tobacco Cessation, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Breast Self-Exams, Skin Cancer, Good Nutrition, and Healthy Habits are a few of the topics that can distributed.  Call Sandra Lusby at 870-336-7985 or e-mail at slusby@uams.edu .

•   Healthy Parenting

Sitting in an emergency room for hours can be very frustrating, especially when you learn that it was an unnecessary trip.  UAMS Northeast is interested in helping parents learn helpful parenting tips about safety, sickness, and accidents.  The book, “What to Do When Your Child Gets Sick” has been used with parent groups and recent County Safety Baby Showers to help parents learn what a condition is, what the parents sees, what the parent can do at home, and when they should call the doctor.  It is an easy book to read and use, and has been called a “life-saver!”. Call Sandra Lusby at 870-336-7985 for a “how to use the book” training session along with free books for participants (while supplies last). The e-mail address is slusby@uams.edu.