Virtual Classes
LIVE VIRTUAL CLASSES

While we have postponed in-person Healthy Living classes due to COVID-19 for the timebeing, we believe you should always have access to healthy lifestyle classes, even from home! That’s why we have experts in the field leading live virtual classes to give you access to the hands-on training on how to make conscious, everyday choices to live well. Explore our Live Virtual Classes below!

DIABETES

Diabetes Prevention

Preventing Diabetes

COST $0
WHO CAN ATTEND 
Members only
Must pre-register

Have you been told you have prediabetes? Do you have a family history of diabetes and want to learn your risks? Come to this one-session class taught by a registered dietitian who will help you understand what puts you at risk and how to take control of your future. Learn how blood pressure, weight, cholesterol, and blood sugar can work for you instead of against you. Come ready to set some goals to get started on the path to good health.

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Diabetes Management

Class 1: Diabetes: The Basics

COST $0
WHO CAN ATTEND
  Members only
Must pre-register

Topics Include:

  • Types of diabetes and meaning of A1c
  • How to monitor blood glucose and what are target numbers
  • Review of common diabetes medications
  • Plate method and healthy food choices
  • Physical activity recommendations
  • Lifestyle change goal setting
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Class 2: Diabetes: What Can I Eat?

COST $0
WHO CAN ATTEND
  Members only
Must pre-register

Class 1 is required before taking this class. Bring the book and other materials that you were given in class one.

Topics include:

  • Carbohydrate counting
  • Meal Planning
  • Label reading
  • Dining out and alcohol guidelines
  • Evaluate progress on goals
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Class 3: Diabetes: Managing Health Risks

COST $0
WHO CAN ATTEND
  Members only
Must pre-register

Class 1 is required before taking this class, and it is highly recommended that you take the classes in the order that they are listed. Bring the materials that you were given in classes one and two.

Topics include:

  • Short-and long-term complications
  • Hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia treatment
  • Sick days guidelines
  • Blood glucose pattern management
  • Heart healthy eating (sodium, types of fat)
  • Foot care
  • Tobacco cessation
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Class 4: Diabetes: Beyond the Basics

COST $0
WHO CAN ATTEND
  Members only
Must pre-register

Class 1 is required before taking this class, and it is highly recommended that you take this class after completing all the others. Bring the materials that you were given in previous classes.

Topics include:

  • Advanced label reading
  • Non-caloric sweeteners and sugar alcohols
  • Additional information on diabetes medications, physical activity and dining out
  • Stress management
  • Weight management
  • Next steps for long-term diabetes management
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HEART HEALTH

Heart Healthy Living

COST $0
WHO CAN ATTEND
  Members and non-members*
Must pre-register

Learn how to live healthier with heart failure by:

  • Managing symptoms
  • Making lifestyle changes
  • Eating a heart-healthy diet
  • Taking your medicines
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Heart Failure University

COST $0
WHO CAN ATTEND
  Members and non-members*
Must pre-register

Heart Failure University is a series of workshops available to all patients and their family members who are dealing with this diagnosis. Over a period of four weeks,
you will learn more about what causes heart failure, how to cope with the symptoms, and what options are available for the future. During this time, a
multi-disciplinary group of cardiologists, pharmacists, nutritionists and other professionals will discuss the issues that this disease process may bring into your life.

This class is taught by a practitioner that specializes in heart failure, along with a nurse, a behavioral health clinician, a registered dietitian, and exercise physiologist.

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SMOKING

Quit Smart Program

COST $0
WHO CAN ATTEND
  Members Only
Must pre-register

Taking a step toward good health by gradually quitting nicotine in this 4-week program. You will get a Quit Smart kit that includes an information guide, a hypnosis CD, and a cigarette substitute. Bupropion SR or nicotine patch vouchers (redeemable only at Kaiser Permanente pharmacies) are also offered. If you have a serious health condition, talk with your doctor about whether nicotine patches are right for you.

 

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KIDNEY DISEASE

Your Kidney Care Options

COST $0
WHO CAN ATTEND
  Members only
Must pre-register

Deciding on the best option for treating late stage kidney disease can be hard. This class will help you decide what is best for you. In this class you will learn about:

  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Kidney transplant

This class also reviews care for kidney disease like changing your diet, meal planning, and medicines.

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Living Well with Kidney Disease

COST $0
WHO CAN ATTEND
  Members and non-members*
Must pre-register

Learn how to take control of your kidney disease. In this class you will learn about:

  • Causes
  • Stages
  • Symptoms
  • Medicines
  • Lifestyle changes

You will also learn how to protect your kidneys and slow the progression of kidney disease. This three-hour class is free. It is taught by a pharmacist and renal dietitian.

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Kidney B.E.A.N.

COST $0
WHO CAN ATTEND
  Members and non-members*
Must pre-register

Learn about nutrition and your kidneys. You will better understand what foods to avoid and what foods are good for you. A chef will show you how to prepare a healthy meal that is designed for you at any stage of kidney disease.

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HEALTHY EATING

Whole Food Plant Based Diet

COST $0
WHO CAN ATTEND
  Members and Non-members*
Must pre-register

Perhaps you have thought about eating a diet that does not include any animal products but were not sure how to do this and get the nutrients you need to be healthy. Research studies have shown that people who eat only a plant-based diet are at lower risk for heart disease, some cancers, and other health problems such as obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure. This class is taught by a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist. The class will educate and empower you on ways to:

  • Plan a nutritionally balanced plant-based diet that taste delicious
  • Increase fruit and vegetable intake
  • Improve your blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Reduce your risk for developing chronic conditions
  • Lose weight, if desired
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SLEEP

Improving Your Sleep

COST $0
WHO CAN ATTEND
  Members and Non-members*
Must pre-register

There are no easy or instant cures for chronic insomnia. Overcoming insomnia involves making changes in your daily behavior. Many people abandon a behavioral
technique after two or three nights if it doesn’t produce an immediate change in their sleep. This course will require time, patience, and persistence. Although the changes resulting from behavioral interventions will take longer than just taking a pill, they will also last longer. These changes are more enduring, more effective, and safer than sleep medications.

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WEIGHT

Healthy Balance

COST $0
WHO CAN ATTEND 
Members only
Must pre-register

Healthy Balance is a proven one-year program for people who want to lose weight and keep it off. This program offers engaging, group-supported classes in a virtual environment. Members can anticipate 3-7% weight loss* by the end of the program.  

Healthy Balance empowers you to maintain long-lasting healthy lifestyle changes by: 

  • Eating healthy 
  • Increasing physical activity 
  • Reducing stress 
  • Problem-solving & being more mindful 

 The program has two phases with a total of 28 classes: 

  • Phase 1: Healthy Balance – Weight Loss
  • Phase 2: Lifestyle – Maintenance 

Sessions are led by trained lifestyle health coaches with experience in nutrition, behavior change, fitness, and group facilitation.  

*Results may vary and are dependent on completion of the full program. 

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TransforMe: Weight Management Information Session

COST $0
WHO CAN ATTEND
  Members Only*
Must pre-register

Kaiser Permanente’s Weight Management Department now offers several medically supervised weight control plans for our valued members ages 18-70 years, wishing to improve their overall health with significant and sustainable weight loss.

Please join us for our next free TransforMe program information session to obtain important information on how to become a TransforMe participant. In each information session we will discuss: program overview, participant expectations, time commitment, and program fees. No referral necessary. Members can register online to attend an information session by going to Kp.org, click on appointments, click on schedule appointment, scroll down to the Weight Management button and follow the prompts to book. Or call 404-365-0966 to register by phone.

*This is a fee-for-service program. 

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CANCER

Early Detection of Lung Cancer Screening Class

COST $0
WHO CAN ATTEND
  Members Only
Must pre-register

Participants will need a referral from their physician and must meet criteria for screening:

  • Current or former smoker (quit within last 15 years)
  • Between ages 50-80

Lung cancer is the leading cause of death from cancer. More people die from lung cancer each year than from breast, colon, and prostate cancers combined. Detecting lung cancer early can mean easier treatment and a better cure rate. Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer, and even former smokers have elevated risk factors for years after quitting. If you would like to be proactive and get screened, contact your primary care physician to request a referral for lung cancer screening. You will be contacted by the instructor to verify screening criteria and confirm enrollment. Call 404-527-9887 with questions or for additional information.

NOTE: Please note that registration for this class is NOT through the Health Line. Register through a referral from your primary care physician or by calling 404-527-9887.

 

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Register for classes

Members: 404-365-0966
Non-members: 404-364-7117

*For questions or to register, all non–members are asked to call 404-364-7117.
**Disclaimer: The products and services described here are provided by entities other than Kaiser Permanente and are neither offered nor guaranteed under your Kaiser Permanente Foundation Health Plan, Inc. contract. Kaiser Permanente does not endorse or make any representation regarding the quality or medical efficacy of such products and services, nor the financial integrity of these entities. Kaiser Permanente disclaims any liability for these products and services. Any disputes regarding these products and services may be subject to Kaiser Foundation Health Plan’s grievance process. Should a problem arise with any of these products, you may call Member Services at 1–888–865–5813, and we will direct you as appropriate.
***Maternity classes are also available at our affiliated hospitals. Call or register online. Fees apply. Northside Hospital: Mothers First Program: 404-845-5555 Press Option 1 northside.com/maternityresources