Health Education

Two nutritionists leading a cooking class

HEALTH EDUCATION

El Buen Samaritano offers a variety of Health Education Programs facilitated by state-certified community health workers, also know as “promotores.”

Diabetes Management

This program provides tools for individuals living with diabetes to manage and improve their quality of life. Participants learn about healthy eating habits, the importance of physical activity and self-care. These classes are possible through a collaboration with the City of Austin’s Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP).

Prenatal Health Education

Prenatal Health Education provides first-time mothers and their partners the information needed for healthy pregnancies and deliveries. Using the March of Dimes’ Healthy Beginnings© curriculum, class topics include nutrition, stress management, labor and birth, postpartum and newborn care.

Reproductive and Sexual Health

These classes are designed to prevent pregnancy and reduce the risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections during adolescence. It focuses on teaching middle and high school teenage boys and girls safe and appropriate dating practices, such as respecting their peers and practicing abstinence.

Classes are limited to the Eastside Memorial High School and Gardner Betts Juvenile Justice Center.

Support for Caregivers

In collaboration with AGE of Central Texas, this unique program is intended for individuals who face challenges as caregivers. Classes include techniques to reduce personal stress, improve communication with family members and healthcare providers, how to deal with difficult feelings, making difficult decisions for their loved ones and more.

Class availability varies. For more information on these programs, call 512.439.0700.

If you have concerns about our services, please call the Client Rights Phone Line at 512.439.0735.