Health Education

Our Health Education Department offers numerous ongoing classes on a variety of health related topics, with no fee for High Desert Medical Group members. Our mission is to provide quality educational programs to empower our members to prevent, and manage disease in an effort to improve their health and quality of life.



Exercise Classes

Exercise Classes

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Self-Management Classes

Managing Congestive Heart Failure

Learn to live well with heart failure. Class topics include: basics of heart failure, causes, risk factors, symptoms, and self-care guidelines (identifying and managing flare-ups, nutrition, exercise, daily weights, smoking cessation, and goal setting).

Managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Learn the basics of COPD, including causes, risk factors, symptoms, treatment options, managing flare ups, goal setting and self-care guidelines.

Diabetes Basics


Learn the basics of diabetes self-management. Topics include: understanding diabetes, importance of exercise, healthy eating, reducing the risk of complications, and self care guidelines.

Healthy Heart

This workshop provides attendees with the information and tools needed to manage high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Learn about causes, risk factors, symptoms, treatments, lifestyle changes and self-care guidelines.

Getting Ready for Surgery

Getting Ready for Joint Replacement Surgery

Getting Ready for Spine Surgery

Getting Ready to Quit Class – Smoking Cessation

The Smoking Cessation Program supports a tobacco user’s ability to quit through understanding addiction, identifying triggers, and learning to cope and stay quit. Topics include: benefits of quitting, motivation, stages of change, recognizing triggers, understanding withdrawal symptoms, coping strategies, stress management, nutrition, exercise and goal setting.

Baby and Me

This program provides members support from a licensed nurse throughout pregnancy. Educational workshops help participants understand each stage of pregnancy, healthy eating, safe exercises, labor, delivery, breastfeeding and newborn care.

Healthy Weight for Life…

This six month program focuses on overall health and well-being and provides participants with the information, skills and support needed to make healthy lifestyle changes. Sessions cover: Basic nutrition principles, portion control, meal planning, how to read food labels, grocery shopping, eating out, exercise, stress management, problem solving and goal setting. The program offers an on-going monthly
support group with focused topics each month.

Living Well With Arthritis

An interactive program to help participants learn how to manage arthritis. Learn about the types of arthritis, treatment options, symptom and pain management techniques, and diet and lifestyle changes that can help you live well with arthritis.


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Interactive Health Resources & Tools

  • ChooseMyPlate
    Offers practical information to help consumers build healthier diets with resources and tools for dietary assessment, nutrition education, and other user-friendly nutrition information.
  • National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute
    Offers education programs to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases and enhance the health of all individuals so that they can live longer and more fulfilling lives
  •  Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
    Provides a wealth of nutrition information for consumers, featuring content ranging from articles, tips, videos, recipes and online games to app reviews.
  • Weight Control Information Network
    Provides up-to-date, science-based information on obesity, weight control, physical activity, and related nutritional issues. This site provides tip sheets, fact sheets, and brochures for a range of audiences.
  • American Heart
    Provides a wealth of information on heart health and heart disease. The site features content ranging from articles, tips, videos, recipes and other self-management tools.
  • American Cancer Society       Cancer.orgOffers a wealth of information about cancer and cancer prevention. This site features content ranging from articles, tips, videos, nutrition and exercise guidelines and other self-management tools.
  • American Diabetes Association
    Provides a wealth of diabetes information for consumers, featuring content ranging from articles, tips, videos, app reviews, recipes and other self-management tools.
  • California Smokers Helpline
    Everyone Can Quit Smoking. Offers free telephone counseling, online help in six languages, a texting program, email updates and self-help materials. Free nicotine patches are available to eligible callers.