Free Workshop Offered to Spokane Residents with Type 2 Diabetes
INHS Community Wellness seeks participants for wellness program
February 11, 2016
Spokane, WA

INHS Community Wellness, a centralized resource for public and professional health education, screenings, interventions and wellness assessments, is offering residents with type 2 diabetes, and their family members or caregivers, to participate in a free, six-week Diabetes Self-Management Program, "Living Well with Diabetes," for the Spokane community.

The workshop is part of a more than $220,000 grant awarded to INHS Community Wellness to help area residents with type 2 diabetes learn the tools needed to maintain a healthy lifestyle like dealing with the symptoms of diabetes, appropriate physical activity to improve strength and endurance and eating healthy foods. 

"We are excited to offer this opportunity for the Spokane community to take part in this free workshop," said Emily Fleury, director of INHS Community Wellness and Health Training. "Participants are able to share their stories, make action plans and help one another overcome some of the obstacles of having type 2 diabetes."

The Diabetes Self-Management workshop is 2 ½ hours once a week for six weeks. Workshops are hosted in community settings like community centers and libraries and are facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both of whom are peer leaders with diabetes themselves.

"The peer-based approach to proving diabetes education makes this opportunity unique," Fleury said. "We've offered diabetes education for more than 20 years, and this workshop allows us to reach more people to help bring about lasting changes to the health of our community."

To learn more about how to participate, or to sign up, please click HERE, or call (509) 232-8138.

This project was supported by funds from the Group Health Research Institute Pathways to Diabetes Self-Care Project.

About Community Wellness: 
Community Wellness is a service of Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS) and provides a central location for health education, prevention, screenings, interventions and wellness assessments. Community Wellness conducts assessments, screenings and education on topics including tobacco cessation, obesity prevention, weight management, health coaching and diabetes. Community Wellness also works with businesses, providing comprehensive corporate health and wellness programs for their employees. For more information on INHS visit us on:

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