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Promote HEALTH

The Promote HEALTH* (previously Promote Health. Prevent Cancer.) initiative, in partnership with Wilmot Cancer Institute, empowers participants through evidence-based health promotion and chronic disease prevention education. Promote HEALTH 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 chronic diseases. Promote HEALTH 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 well-being.

The class will meet for eight consecutive weeks, no exercise equipment needed. Classes are offered at different times of the year throughout the Finger Lakes region.

In-Person Class Format

Each class is 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. Join from the comfort of your home. Enrolled participants will receive a link to join the virtual classes in advance of the course.

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Class Topics & Curriculumgroup classpromote health. prevent cancer.

  • Personal Values & Goal Setting                                                    PHPC
  • 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

Curriculum

Curriculum is based on the following evidence-based sources:

Health Talks

The eight class topics are also offered as individual one-hour presentations. These health talks, given by members of our  team, are available for community groups, 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 PromoteHEALTH@urmc.rochester.edu.

What You Gain 

Participants leave with the knowledge of how their dietary choices, physical activity and environmental exposures can affect chronic disease risk.

Contact Us

Looking for a class near you or want to find out more?

Katie Bauer
Regional Program Coordinator
(585) 350-9190
Katie_Bauer@urmc.rochester.edu

* Promote HEALTH ("Honoring Eating and Active Living Together for Health") provides a safe space for program participants to be able to honor where they are in their lives, join together in group discussion about eating and physical activity, and support overall health and well-being.