Healthier Living Program (HELP)
Developed by Stanford University and Department of Public Health, Public Health Nursing. This free, seven session interactive workshop (with food demonstration), meets weekly to help those with ongoing health conditions learn how to take control of their health.  Optional home visits by the public health nurse or health services assistant are also available.

It’s a prescription that works.  In a recent post test, workshop participants reported feeling confident that the techniques they learned would help them achieve:
  • More energy, less fatigue
  • A more active lifestyle
  • Better communication with physicians
  • Better health
  • More confidence in their ability to take care of their health

The workshop, offered in both English and Spanish, deals with the issues that face everyone living with an ongoing health condition.  Each session lasts 2½ hours.  We encourage you to bring a family member or support person to all sessions.  You will learn ways to:

  • Manage medications
  • Deal with isolation and depression
  • Eat well
  • Control pain
  • Meet your goals
  • Fight fatigue and frustration
  • Start an exercise program
  • Manage stress and relax
  • Solve problems
  • Communicate better
  • Use health care systems
  • Evaluate new treatments
The workshop leaders are people just like you who have been specifically trained to lead the group.  They understand the challenge of living with ongoing health conditions, and they manage their own health using the skills you will learn.  As a result, the group is both educational and supportive.

You will learn how to take small steps toward positive changes and healthier living, build confidence and improve your ability to manage day-to-day life.

Follow up home visitation by the Public Health Nurse, Public Health Nursing student or Health Services Assistant is also available.

Healthier Living:  Managing Ongoing Health Conditions workshops are offered at community centers, apartment complexes, and homeless shelters throughout the county.

Join us.  You will leave feeling better about yourself and your health.
For more information, please contact:

County of Riverside Department of Public Health
Department of Public Health Nursing / Maternal Child Adolescent Health
951 358-5438

Department of Public Health
Riverside County Public Health Nursing / MCAH
Health Administration Building | 4065 County Circle Drive, Riverside, CA 92503
(951) 358-5438 | Fax (951) 358-4762