EBHI Programs

Evidence-based Health Intervention

Evidence-based Health Intervention (EBHI) programs were created by the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region, in response to changing health care trends, to deliver community-based health and wellness services in innovative new ways rooted in a common commitment to preventing and combating chronic disease. Anyone who visits the Y can take advantage of different programs that help our community become healthier and have a higher quality of life.

We offer the Aging Mastery Program, Blood Pressure Program, Healthy Weight and Your Child, LIVESTRONG® at the Y, and Parkinson's Exercise Program. To learn more about these programs, explore the descriptions below!  

For additional questions, contact Director of Healthcare Integration Jamie Clayton at 719.329.7233 or [email protected]!
 

FREE (Grant Funded) Classes

Aging Mastery Program

The Aging Mastery Program (AMP) is a 10-week course that empowers older adults to make and maintain small but impactful changes in their behaviors. AMP offers an innovative approach to help individuals successfully navigate this phase of life. This program incorporates evidence-informed materials, expert speakers, group discussion, peer support and small rewards to give participants the skills and tools they need to achieve measurable improvements in managing their health, remaining economically secure and contributing actively to society.

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LIVESTRONG® at the Y

LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is a 12-week program to help you ease back into fitness and maintain confidence. As a cancer survivor, you know the tremendous toll the disease and its treatment can take on your spirit, mind and body. Our program staff are specially trained to work with cancer survivors and patients and are exercise experts who understand your unique physical needs and concerns and help you address them safely.

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Moving for Better Balance

Moving for Better Balance is a 12-week fall prevention program using the principles and movements of Tai Chi designed to help adults 60 years and older improve their balance and increase their confidence in doing everyday activities. The entire class can be done in a chair!

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Cost Based Classes

Blood Pressure Program

The Blood Pressure Program helps adults with hypertension lower and manage their blood pressure. This two-month program focuses on regulated monitoring of one’s blood pressure using proper measuring techniques, individualized support and nutrition education for better blood pressure management.

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Healthy Weight and Your Child

Healthy Weight and Your Child is a three-month evidence-based program for children with obesity. The program empowers children ages 7 to 13, with the support of their families, to reach a healthy weight and live a healthier lifestyle. The program includes a Family Information Session followed by sessions delivered over three months.

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Parkinson's Exercise Program

The Y is partnering with Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery (PWR!) to create a comprehensive, neuroplasticity-principled program that integrates the latest exercise and wellness research called the Parkinson's Exercise Program (PEP). PEP provides a supportive exercise environment to optimize brain recovery and repair. We utilize exercise as medicine to increase your quality of life so that you can get better and stay better.

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YMCA Autism R.I.S.E. Respite Program

The R.I.S.E. Program provides recreational opportunities for youth with intellectual, social, or sensory disabilities. The four initiatives of this program are to provide recreation, integrate sensory exploration with all activities, provide an environment to make new friendships and larger social circles, and increase you and your child’s emotional well-being by giving you both respite!

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