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Brigham and Women’s
Center for Community Wellness Health Discussions

The Center for Community Wellness at STEC is specifically designed to bring directly to our patients innovative community based programs focusing on the prevention of hyperglycemia and obesity, on nutritional support and “food education”, on heart-healthy blood pressure reduction strategies, on preventive approaches to the management of hyperlipidemia, and where appropriate, and on environmental triggers and thus stabilization of asthma. Importantly, these patient healthy goals link together under one roof through activities such as our Brigham and Women’s Center for Community Wellness Health Discussions that incorporate formal gym and exercise classes with a wide ranging curriculum of health promotion and weight reduction activities targeted to patients of all ages so that we reach both older parents, their younger caregivers at home, and youth.

HEAL2 (Health Education, Awareness & Literacy = Healthy Engagement, Actions & Life)
is a year-long CCW initiative featuring monthly workshops and interactive forums.

Brigham and Women’s Center for Community Wellness Health Discussions are held at:

Center for Community Wellness (CCW)
Sportsmen’s Tennis & Enrichment Center
950 Blue Hill Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124

A light dinner will be provided at each discussion.

Questions? Please contact:
Gayna Sealy, Program Manager
617.288.9092
gsealy@sportsmenstennis.org

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Nutrition Tips

  • Debunking common food and nutrition myths / fad diets
  • Navigating food marketing
  • “Non-diet” approach to healthy eating
  • Goal setting for slow, gradual, sustainable lifestyle changes
  • Overall health and well-being vs. weight-centered focus

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Substance Abuse and Addiction

  • What is the state of the opiod epidemic in MA?
  • Straight Talk about Marijuana and Which recovery techniques have the best results
  • How can people in my community get help?

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Preventative Medicine and Vaccinations

  • What is Preventive Care?
  • Identifying Risk Factors for Developing Diseases
  • Recommended Adult Vaccines –What, When, and Why?
  • Bone Fracture Prevention in Older Adults
Thursday, April 4, 2019

HIV Awareness & STI Prevention

  • HIV Today!!! How treatment and prevention of HIV has changed
  • How to support family and community members living with HIV
  • How can we protect ourselves and our community from HIV & other sexually transmitted infections

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Arthritis and Back Pain Discussion

  • Most common types of Arthritis
  • When to see a doctor for joint pain
  • Typical symptoms of osteoarthritis
  • Best treatments for knee and shoulder osteoarthritis
Thursday, May 30, 2019

Osteoporosis & Fitness

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Discussion Topic TBD

More information coming soon!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Discussion Topic TBD

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Discussion Topic TBD

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Discussion Topic TBD

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