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We know that education and support goes a long way to help you achieve your health and wellness goals. St. Peter’s Health offers classes on an array of topics for the community. 

Health Coaches for Hypertension Control Program

Join us for this 8-week program that has been proven to help improve the health of individuals diagnosed with high blood pressure, and receive a free home blood pressure monitor and hypertension cookbook.

Class intended for: individuals who want to control their high blood pressure; no provider referral necessary.

Cost: FREE

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Free Now! Nicotine Cessation Program

Join us for this 7-week, evidence-based program to help nicotine users quit for good. Using proven programming that combines the use of medication and behavioral counseling, we will support you on your journey to becoming nicotine-free. 

Class intended for: individuals who smoke or use tobacco and want to quit; provider referral encouraged, but not necessary.

Cost: FREE

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Prepared Parenting Program Series

Pregnancy and parenting journeys are different for everyone. St. Peter’s offers a variety of classes to help you feel prepared no matter where you are in your journey. Prepared Parenting classes include Childbirth Education, Breastfeeding Basics, Postpartum Recovery, Child Car Seat Safety and Infant CPR.

Classes intended for: current or expecting parents/guardians; no provider referral necessary.

Cost: FREE

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Arthritis Movement Program

This exercise class meets once a week and helps you reduce your pain and stiffness, maintain or improve mobility and improve muscle strength and functional ability.

Class intended for: people with arthritis and related diseases; no provider referral necessary. 

Cost: FREE

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Stepping On (Fall Prevention)

Join us for a 7-week program proven to reduce falls by incorporating strategies and changes to keep you independent and active. 

Class intended for: individuals who are 60 years of age or older, individuals who have fallen in the past year or who are fearful of falling and live at home or in an independent space. No provider referral is necessary. 

Cost: FREE

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Inch by Inch: A lifestyle program 

Join us for this year-long program that helps reduce the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease through the management of weight, nutrition, and physical activity, as well as sleep and stress.  Participants work with a lifestyle coach for a total of 24 classes over a one-year period. Provider referral is encouraged but not required. 

Class intended for: individuals with a BMI over 25 that have one of the following:

  • prediabetes
  • high blood pressure
  • high blood lipids
  • are currently on medication for any of the above issues

Cost: Free for qualifying participants

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Taking Care of You: A Parental Support Program

This parental support program offers resources and professionals for parents, guardians and families experiencing a variety of stressors including mental health or substance use challenges during pregnancy and through the first year of your child’s life. The team includes specially trained registered nurse (RN) care managers, behavioral health professionals and social workers who partner with your medical provider and connect you to community resources so you are surrounded with support.

Class intended for: parents or guardians of children; no referral necessary. 

Cost: Variable based on diagnosis or intervention

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Diabetes Education Classes

This 12-month nutrition and physical activity course focuses on the prevention of diabetes and heart disease through lifestyle change. A registered nurse, diabetes educators and registered dietitians provide people who have diabetes with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively self–manage this condition and maintain optimum health with diabetes.

Class intended for: individuals diagnosed with Type 1, Type 2 or Gestational Diabetes.

Cost: Variable based on diagnosis; provider referral required.

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Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED Classes

The Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED Online courses are taught in a blended learning format. Students must complete the online portion, followed by the hands-on skills session conducted by our American Heart Association Training Center instructor. Students who successfully complete an online course and skills session will receive a Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED Course Completion card, valid for two years.

Class intended for: anyone who wants to be prepared to act in an emergency.

Cost: Varies

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Free Virtual Diabetes Education

This FREE course includes six hour-long live online classes covering diabetes basics, meal planning, movement, healthy coping, medications and potential acute and chronic complications. It is taught by St. Peter’s Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists Sue Larson and Cynthia Overturf. Upcoming session information is currently not available. Call 406-444-2116 or email diabeteseducation@sphealth.org for more information. 

  • Class intended for: Anyone with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes or those with type 2 diabetes 
  • Cost: FREE and open to the public