Erlanger Offers Classes And Events For August 11-16

Monday, August 4, 2014

The Erlanger schedule of classes and events for August 11-16 includes family planning classes and diabetes education.  Erlanger will also be participating in a Minority Health Fair on Saturday, August 16 from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Eastgate Town Center.  

Erlanger now offers online childbirth education class.  The online class is an easy-to-understand interactive program that includes more than 70 videos, animated illustrations, downloadable PDF files, review quizzes and information specific to Erlanger East and Erlanger Baroness birthing services.  By choosing the online childbirth program, participants will have access to all the information for six months.  The cost for the courses is $25.  

For more information or to register for the online childbirth program and other classes and events mentioned below, call Erlanger’s HealthLink at  778-LINK (5465), seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to midnight.  HealthLink Plus is a free membership program open to adults 18 and older.

Monday, August 11

Bariatric Support Group

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Erlanger Chattanooga Lifestyle Center

Bariatric Support Group meetings are for individuals scheduled to have Bariatric surgery or who have already had weight loss surgery.  Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at  778-LINK (5465) for more information.

Diabetes Education Class

1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Erlanger Chattanooga Lifestyle Center

This class will explore ways to manage diabetes.  Call 778-9400 for more information on physician referral and insurance reimbursement.  

Infant CPR Class

10:00-11:15 a.m.

Erlanger East (Gunbarrel Road)

This one-hour class teaches basic CPR for an infant (birth to 1 year of age).  Class time includes infant safety instructions and hands-on practice of CPR and choking management techniques for an infant.  Anyone is welcome to take this class including parents, grandparents and babysitters.  Registration fee is $25.  Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at  778-LINK (5465) to register.  

Saturday, August 16

Breastfeeding

9:00 a.m. – Noon

Erlanger East (Gunbarrel Road)

This class is designed to help participants make an informed choice about breastfeeding.  Learn breastfeeding basics, what to expect the first few weeks and special tips for success.  Concerns about returning to work/school will also be discussed.  This course is coordinated by a board-certified lactation consultant.  Registration fee is $30.  Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at  778-LINK (5465) to register.

Minority Health Fair

9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Eastgate Town Center

Brought to you by Kappa Alpha Psi and Omega Psi Phi Fraternities, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the 28th Legislative District, the Minority Health Fair offers over 100 vendors providing health information, health screens, give-a-ways, and hands-on activities.  Participants will also be able to donate blood to Blood Assurance during the fair.  Erlanger Health System will offer cholesterol and prostate screenings for men.   Registration for the fair and screenings is required.  Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at  778-LINK (5465) to register.


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