Health Interventions

Health Interventions

A New Direction: Youth Cancer Survivorship Program

Dahl (La Crosse), Houser (Onalaska)
5/31/22 - 8/8/23
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“A New Direction” is designed to assist youth and young adult cancer survivors to regain their health and well-being before, during, and after cancer treatments. This program will provide youth and young adults the opportunity to regain their health and well-being. Participants can choose to meet with a certified instructor in a one-on-one environment that is safe and comfortable or, have free youth programming for the entire year.  The family will also receive a free family membership for the entire year. Must register through Health Interventions Director and have a medical clearance form from their medical provider.

Criteria for Participation
Any youth or young adult from birth to 18 years of age who are currently going through cancer treatment or has gone through some form of cancer treatment (i.e. surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, etc.) in the past that wants to regain their health and well-being.

 


Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
05/31/22 - 05/31/23
- Registration
Closed
08/03/22 - 08/02/23
- Registration
Closed
08/09/22 - 08/08/23
- Registration
Closed

LIVESTRONG Cancer Survivorship Program

Dahl (La Crosse), Houser (Onalaska)
9/1/23 - 12/31/23
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As a LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA participant, the La Crosse Area Family YMCA engages cancer survivors through an approach that focuses on the whole person. Participants work with trained Y staff to improve cardiovascular endurance, build muscle mass and strength, increase flexibility, and improve functional ability. In addition to physical benefits, the program is also focused on the emotional well-being of survivors and their families by providing a supportive community environment where people affected by cancer can connect during treatment and beyond.

For more information contact :

Dana Boler

Health Interventions Director
608-519-5473

[email protected]


Available Sessions

Date(s)
09/01/23 - 12/31/23
Registration
Closed

National Diabetes Prevention Program: Prevent T2

Houser (Onalaska)
3/2/22 - 7/19/23
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If you have prediabetes or other risk factors for type 2 diabetes, now is the time to take charge of your health and make a change. The PreventT2 lifestyle change program can help!

PreventT2 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It features an approach that is proven to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.

PreventT2 is a year-long program with weekly meetings for the first 6 months, then meetings once or twice a month for the second 6 months to help you maintain your healthy lifestyle changes. By meeting with others who have prediabetes you can celebrate each other’s successes and work together to overcome obstacles

By improving food choices and increasing physical activity, you can lose 5 to 7 percent of your body weight — that is 10 to 14 pounds for a person weighing 200 pounds. If you have prediabetes, these lifestyle changes can cut your risk of developing type 2 diabetes in half.

How the PreventT2 Program Works

As part of a PreventT2 group, you will work with a trained lifestyle coach and other participants to learn the skills you need to make lasting changes. You will learn to eat healthy, add physical activity to your life, manage stress, stay motivated, and solve problems that can get in the way of healthy changes. 

The program cost is $200 for the entire year. Payments can be made in full or $50 in 4 months.

Program Goals:

1. Lose 7% of your body weight

2. Increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week

To learn how you can start making small changes for a healthier life contact:

Dana Boler
Diabetes Prevention Program
Health Intervention Director
608-519-5473

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
03/02/22 - 02/01/23
We - 10:30 am - 11:30 am
- Registration
Closed
08/17/22 - 07/19/23
We - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
2 / 12 Available Registration
Closed