Health Education

Your health and well being are important.   As a Medi-Cal member there are a few Health Education classes and programs that are offered and managed by VHP.

    Reduce your risk for developing type 2 diabetes through a 16-week prevention program.  The program is designed for members 18+ years of age, at risk of type 2 diabetes due to family history, women who have had gestational diabetes during pregnancy, and lifestyle habits.  You will learn how to eat healthy, increase your physical activity, and lower your blood sugar.

    To see if you may be a candidate go to our Pre-Diabetes Screening Questionnaire.​

    To see if you qualify, please contact the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program at [email protected] or 408.351.6487 or visit www.ymca.net/diabetes-​prevention.

    If you are struggling with obesity and are looking for help, consult your doctor, then schedule your bariatric orientation. You will learn about the different styles of weight loss surgeries, bariatric support groups, and steps to qualify for bariatric surgery.

    Santa Clara Family Health Plan members must attend this orientation in order to be eligible to have Bariatric Surgery.  

    To register for this class, please contact the VHP Health Education Department by calling 408.885.3490.   For a list of dates please visit the Class Schedule.  Please note:  Online registration for this class is not an available option.

    ​This one-week camp is offered only during summer to members ages 9 to 14 who are at risk for type 2 diabetes.  The program offers fun activities while highlighting the importance of nutrition, physical activity, self-esteem, and diabetes prevention through positive lifestyle changes.​

    To find out more information please contact the VHP Health Education Department by calling 408.885.3490.

    This one-week camp is offered only during summer to members ages 6 to 12 who are living with asthma. Youth will learn how to manage their asthma, including tips for recognizing triggers, all while having fun and meeting new friends.​

    For more information please call VHP Health Education at 408.885.3490.  

    Please see the Camp Superstuff on the Breathe CA website to learn more.  Space is very limited - First Come First Served basis.​

    In addition, Santa Clara Family Health Plan (SCFHP) offers its Medi-Cal members Health Education classes.  To learn more visit SCFHP Health Education​.​​

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