City of Bowie Grant Funds Diabetes Prevention Program
“It is with great pleasure and excitement that I announce the launch of our Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) exclusively to Bowie residents. In this approved CDC-curriculum and MD Department of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention endorsed program; you’ll learn how to prevent and/or delay diabetes type 2; reduce weight by eating more healthier; and increasing your physical activity. You’ll learn to laugh, share stories, try new things, and build new habits—all while lowering your risk of type 2 diabetes.” said Greg Taylor, Founder and President of Vibrant Health & Wellness Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 organization with a mission to promote healthy lifestyles and chronic disease prevention.
86 million Americans now have Prediabetes – that is 1 out of 3 adults. 9 out of 10, they don’t even know they have it. Without intervention, many people with prediabetes could develop type 2 diabetes and further lead to e health issues such as heart attacks, strokes, blindness, kidney failure, and loss of toes, feet or legs, if left unchecked
How the program works: The VHWF DPP program participants receive support, guidance and encouragement from a trained lifestyle coach that has been CDC certified. Together, they explore how healthy eating, physical activity, moderate weight loss and other behavior changes benefit their health. Participants also receive guidance on developing a plan for improving and maintaining their overall well-being.
Participants will spend 12 months working together through the DPP curriculum: The first 16 weekly sessions include: Healthier eating; Getting started with physical activity; Overcoming stress; and Staying motivated. The next 8 bi-monthly/monthly maintenance sessions include: Dining out; Handling eating in social situations; Dealing with slip ups around diet and exercise, and more
Eligibility – Bowie residents who are eligible to participate in the VHWF Diabetes Prevention Program must be 18 and older, have no previous diagnosis of diabetes, and meet the following criteria; BMI of 25 or greater (22+ for Asian individuals); A physician’s diagnosis and/or confirmatory blood test for prediabetes; Diagnosis: Documentation of a combination of risk factors identified by the CDC.; Blood test: Fasting plasma glucose: 100–125 mg/dL Or bA1C: 5.7–6.4 percent Or Two-hour (75 gm glucola) plasma glucose: 140–199 mg/dL. Unsure, check with your physician.
The DPP is schedule to start Oct 3, 2017 (6:30-8:30pm) at Bowie City Gym located at 4100 Northview Drive.
For registration, healthcare provider referral, or additional information, please contact Mr. Gregory Taylor at (240) 462-7983, email: support@VHWF.org, www.VHWF.org
Self-Leadership principles creates self-awareness and thinking differently about one’s health. We believe that in order to make an impact on current healthcare cost and provide affordable services to all, we must address issues which are impacting an individual health longevity in a more holistic fashion. It is then that we can expect to generate real change in well-being and optimal living. Health and Wellness education are key components to helping people achieve life balance and purposeful living. As the founder, I am committed to leveraging science, technology, and personal development toward helping people live healthier and productive lives.
Feb 21, 2017
The IRS has approved the Vibrant Health & Wellness Foundation as a non-profit tax exempt 501 (c) 3 organization. We are excited over this move that will enable us to expand our services and support more communities.
Self- Help Health Promotion Disease Prevention Conference Scheduled for May 19, 2012 in Prince George’s County, Lanham Maryland
What: Participants willunite at the Self-Help Health Promotion Disease Prevention Conference to learn ways to prevent chronic diseases and unnecessary illness through education, awareness, and empower themselves with the facts about achieving optimal health and wellness. The conference will be held at the International Union of Painters and Allied Trade “District Council 51” on 19 May 2012.
Who: This is the first grass roots initiative spear headed by the leadership of Maryland Senator Joanne C. Benson, 24th District of Prince George’s County, and Mr. Gregory Taylor, Program Manager of the Vibrant Health and Wellness Foundation (VHWF).
Expert Leaders and Speakers will help participants understand what to do when their life is out of balance or stuck. They will learn healing practices that will transform their life. Topics: Stress Reduction – Sleep Hygiene – Nutrition that prevents obesity and diseases – Exercise for health benefits – Understanding Nutritional and Herbal Supplements and Prescription interactions – Holistic Counseling – Wellness & Health Coaching, Laughter Yoga. Participants will leave with guidelines for developing an active role in their own healing and wellbeing!
Why: Bring awareness to leaders and participants about what can be done to prevent chronic diseases and unnecessary diseases. This is a rare opportunity to hear first-hand from leaders, medical community, and wellness practitioners who will facilitate sessions that will positively educate and impact the health of children, adults, and seniors in Prince George’s County. The current U.S. Healthcare challenges and the fiscal burden projected by 2016, suggest healthcare costs will have a profound effect on the insured and uninsured general population as a whole. Young people will be hit with unbearable taxes to pay for the uninsured, if proactive means of prevention, wellness, personal empowerment, and quality of life are not integrated as complimentary care.
Who Should Attend:People interested in learning how to proactively improve their lifestyle and health using the self -help complimentary approach. Registration required at www.VHWF.org
When: Self- Help Health Promotion Disease Prevention Conference Saturday 19 May 2012, from 09:00am – 4:00pm
Where:The event is being held at the International Union of Painters and Allied Trade “District Council 51” 4700Boston Way, Lanham, MD 20706. Ample free parking is available. ADMISSION is Free (Breakfast & Lunch included) Donations are appreciated to support community projects: www.VHWF.org or mail to VHWF, PO Box 4204, Capitol Heights, MD 20791-4204
Ms. Grace White
Email: Info@vhwf.org or firstname.lastname@example.org