"Fit and Fall Proof™" Fitness Program:
This program is designed for older adults who want to improve their health and reduce their risk of falling. Classes focus on increasing strength, mobility, and balance for participants and are offered FREE of charge at a variety of community locations.
For more information, please visit the following Fall Prevention links:
Fit and Fall Proof™
Stay Active and Independent for Life - An Information Guide for Adults 65+
Diabetes Prevention and Control Program:
This program is designed to increase awareness and understanding of the seriousness of diabetes, its risk factors, and effective strategies for preventing diabetes and its complications among groups at risk. Assistance in finding additional diabetes services and resources can be found in the Idaho Diabetes Resource Guide at: www.diabetesresourceguide.idaho.gov
For more information, please visit the following Diabetes Prevention and Control links:
Idaho Adult Type 2 Diabetes Clinical Practice Guidelines
National Diabetes Education Program Materials
Colon Cancer Prevention:
This program strives to reduce the incidence of colorectal cancer by increasing awareness of the disease in the community and increasing rates of effective screening methods.
For more information, please visit the following colorectal cancer links.
American Cancer Society
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
Dr. Raquel Croitoru, Treasure Valley Gastroenterology Specialists
Colon Cancer Key Facts
CDC “Screen for Life” Public Service Announcements
Comprehensive Cancer Alliance for Idaho
Reducing the Risk: Building Skill to Prevent Pregnancy, STD and HIV
This program is a classroom based 16 session comprehensive sexual health education curriculum for target populations of grades 7-12 . The curriculum focuses heavily on prevention of teen pregnancy, STD, and HIV, utilizing role-playing activities to build refusal skills, abstinence planning techniques, and parent-youth communication. For information on how your school can participate in this program please contact SWDH at 455-5311.
For more information on Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention please visit: www.idahoteenpregnancy.com
Tobacco use is the single greatest cause of premature death and disease in Idaho. Through the comprehensive tobacco prevention program at Southwest District Health we strive to educate and promote tobacco free lifestyles and environments.
Contact 455-5321 for more information.
Quitting tobacco is the single best thing you can do for your health. Southwest District Health offers free classes to help individuals stop smoking or chewing tobacco. For more information or to register for one of our classes contact: 455-5321. You may also access the project filter website to sign-up for the Idaho Quitnet and Quitline tobacco cessation services.
Physical Activity and Nutrition:
The Idaho Physical Activity and Nutrition program works statewide to improve healthy eating and active living opportunities. When the healthy choice is the easy choice, all Idahoans win. Current projects focus on improving healthy initiatives in child care settings, worksites wellness, promoting the Let's Move! cities towns and counties initiative, providing guidance on choosing healthy child care and supporting school wellness. Click on the links to learn more.
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IPAN Coordinator: Marisa Erickson
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