United Way of Broome County’s Healthy Lifestyles Coalition Announces a $149,000 Grant for the Northside Health Coaching Program in Partnership with Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Through our work with the Northside Neighborhood of Binghamton, United Way has developed a pilot program to address the physical health of Northside Binghamton residents.
The free 12 month program will include:
• Individual Motivational Health Coaching
• Evidence Based Group Education
• Peer Counseling
• Physical Activity Programming
• Free Health Screenings
• Participant Incentives
The goal of the project is to improve the health outcomes of Pre-Diabetics and Diabetics in the Northside Binghamton Community. Diabetes is one of the most common, costly, and preventable chronic health conditions. One in three American Adults has Pre-Diabetes, so the need for prevention has never been greater. The Northside Health Coaching program aims to help participants meet their individual health goals, provide safe and available locations to be physically active, and will provide access to important health screenings.
Participants will learn proper nutrition skills, easy exercises and ways to add physical fitness to their lives , stress management skills, and motivational and problem solving skills to address maintaining a healthy lifestyle “Small changes can add up to a big difference,” stated Erin Monroe of the Healthy Lifestyles Coalition (HLC). “Working with a trained health coach who provides guidance and support, participants are making lasting changes together.”
If you have any questions, call the Lee Barta Center at 607-772-7226
Information about the program will also be available on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/eatwellplayhardbinghamton