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Community Education (EduCare)

Houston Healthcare has a Community Education (EduCare) Department that offers a variety of classes tailored to meet specific health needs. Their classes are free or low-cost as a service to the community. For questions regarding these classes and overall health education services, you can find out more in several ways.
  1. You can contact EduCare via phone at (478) 923-9771.
  2. You may visit the onlineEvents Calendar to view upcoming classes and events at https://www.hhc.org/events/- that also allows pre-registration online for those classes that are listed.
  3. You can sign up for our mailing list for Houston Healthcare’s HouseCalls quarterly newsletter by contacting EduCare with your mailing information.
The classes and offerings are available to everyone, so sign up for one today!

WHERE IS THE EDUCARE DEPARTMENT LOCATED?

The EduCare Department is located at The Houston Health Pavilion campus and is accessible through Entrance E3 on the Houston Road-side of the campus.

WHEN IS THE EDUCARE DEPARTMENT OPEN?

Hours for in-person inquiries are Monday thru Friday 8:30-5:00pm.
(Hours may vary at times for seasonal or after-hour health education events.)
You can also call them at (478) 923-9771.

HOW CAN I (PRE)REGISTER FOR A CLASS OR EVENT?

It’s easy!
Most classes require pre-registration by contacting EduCare at (478) 923-9771.
Some offerings allow digital registration on our website at: https://www.hhc.org/events/.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact EduCare at the number above.

Community Education Classes & Offerings:

CLASS NAME:

CLASS LOCATION:

WHEN OFFERED:

DESCRIPTION OF CLASS:

Healthy Living for Life

Educare

Ongoing – every Tuesday

Different topic every week.

Cooking School

EduCare

Offered quarterly

Cooking demo and tasting.

Kids in the Kitchen

Educare

Summer

Ages 8-12, Cooking class & tasting for kids ages 8-12 and families.

Diabetes Prevention Program

EduCare

12-month program

Lifestyle change support for those who meet at risk criteria.

Diabetes Self-Management Program

EduCare

Certificate of Necessity Required from primary care provider

For patients diagnosed with diabetes, 1:1 assessment, 2 comprehensive classes & nutrition education.

Protect the Heart

EduCare

Offered once a month

Blood Pressure/ Cholesterol Management.

Help for the Heart

EduCare

Offered once a month

Congestive Heart Failure Education.

Childbirth Series

EduCare

4-class series

Pregnancy-related education that includes tour of Houston Healthcare’s Women’s Center; new series offered monthly.

Baby Care Boot Camp

EduCare

See Houston Healthcare’s Housecalls publication for class dates or contact EduCare.

Pregnancy-related education that includes newborn care, car seat safety, and infant CPR/choking basics.

Breastfeeding 1 & 2

EduCare

See Houston Healthcare’s Housecalls publication for class dates.

Breastfeeding Part I - offers breastfeeding basics education; Breastfeeding Part II – class focus is breast pumping/storing safety.

GRAND-parenting

EduCare

See Houston Healthcare’s Housecalls publication for class dates.

Infant care and safety updates with intro to infant CPR and choking instruction.

SUPER Siblings

EduCare

Entrance E3

See Houston Healthcare’s Housecalls publication for class dates.

Infant care and safety for the brother and sister to be (ages 3-8 yrs old); includes baby care practice with snack and movie.

After Hours Exercise

(aerobic/strength program)

Houston Health Pavilion,

Entrance E3

Ongoing - every Tuesday and Thursday

Aerobic/strength program for all Houston Healthcare employees and their families (ages 13+ only).

Senior Exercise

Houston Health Pavilion,

Entrance E3

Ongoing - every Monday & Wednesday

Aerobic/strength Program.

Senior Health Screening & Education

Houston Health Pavilion,

Entrance E3

(See class above)

Directly after the Senior Exercise class listed above.

Different topic every month.

Senior Exercise

Rozar Park

Ongoing- every Monday & Wednesday

Aerobic/strength Program.

Senior Health Screening & Education

Rozar Park

(See class above)

Directly after the Senior Exercise class listed above.

Different topic every month.

Walk With Ease

EduCare

6-week series

Introduction to Walking Program - that meets three (3) days a week on a rotating schedule.

A Matter of Balance

EduCare

4-week series

Fall Prevention Program - that meets twice a week on a rotating schedule.

Tai Chi

EduCare

6-week series

Fundamental Movement - that meets once a week on a rotating schedule.

Chair Yoga

EduCare

6-week sessions

Seated Yoga Movement - that meets once a week on a rotating schedule.