Promote Health. Prevent Cancer.
The Promote Health. Prevent Cancer. (PHPC) initiative, in partnership with Wilmot Cancer Institute, empowers participants through evidence-based health promotion and cancer prevention education. PHPC offers both virtual and in-person classes. Responding to the various health needs of community members is important to us and we want to continue to meet you where you are, where you feel most comfortable.
Healthy Living Classes
What you eat and how much you move can impact your risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. Promote Health. Prevent Cancer. is a free eight-week program aimed at empowering participants to make and maintain changes in diet, physical activity and exposures. Join others with similar health goals and learn how small changes can add up to make a big difference in increasing your overall health and wellbeing.
The class will meet for eight consecutive weeks, no exercise equipment needed.
In-Person Class Format
Each class is a one hour and 30 minutes and includes nutrition education and physical activity. These 30-minute exercise videos are an example of exercises participants will learn in class.
Virtual Class Format
Class topics are the same as the in-person class. Each virtual class is one hour long.
Class Topics & Curriculum:*
- Healthy Weight & Physical Activity
- Healthy Eating Patterns & Portion Sizes
- Nutrition Label Reading & Healthful Smart Shopping
- Whole Grains, Vegetables, Fruits & Beans
- Added Sugars & Sweetened Beverages
- Protein, Red & Processed Meats
- Processed Foods, Fast Foods & Fat
- Health Behaviors & Lifestyle Choices
The eight class topics are also offered as individual one-hour presentations. These health talks, given by members of our PHPC team, are available for community groups, corporate retreats, places of worship and more.
Interested in Hosting a Program or Health Talk for Your Community/Agency?
Please contact our team at (585) 350-9190 or email us at PHPC@urmc.rochester.edu.
*Curriculum is based on recommendations from the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), a member of the World Cancer Research Fund that interprets results of global research in nutrition, physical activity and cancer prevention. These findings are used to create evidence-based recommendations for lower cancer risk.
What You Gain.
Participants leave with the knowledge of how their dietary choices, physical activity and environmental exposures can affect cancer risk.
In Your Community.
This free programming is available in Allegany, Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Genesee, Herkimer, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orleans, Otsego, Oswego, Schoharie, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates Counties.
Looking for a class near you or want to find out more?
Regional Program Coordinator
Health Project Coordinator