- teaches Members about signs and symptoms of asthma, environmental control, and the proper use of medications and instruments used to treat this illness. This program consists of one, 2 ½ hour group session. Members who complete the asthma class get an asthma kit that has a peak flow meter, spacer, and hypo-allergenic mattress cover and pillow case to help control asthma. Members at any age who have been diagnosed with asthma can self-refer to participate in this program.
Bicycle Helmet Safety Program - an injury prevention program to increase the use of bicycle helmets and reduce unintentional injuries and mortality among children and teens. Members ages 5-14 can self-refer to participate in this program and will receive a free bicycle helmet after completing a bicycle safety quiz.
Blood Pressure Management Program - an at-home program for Members who want to control their high blood pressure. Members receive materials on healthy eating, exercise, stress reduction, and tools to use at home to help control their blood pressure. Members ages 18 and over who have been diagnosed with hypertension can participate in this program.
Car Seat Safety Class - an injury prevention program that teaches parents the proper use and installation of child safety seats. Members receive a free convertible car seat after the completion of a 1 ½ hour class. Members who are pregnant or a child who is an IEHP Member under age 12 months, and have been an active IEHP Member for 60 consecutive days can self-refer to participate in this program.
Diabetes Self-Management Class - teaches Members about blood glucose monitoring, foot care, meal planning, and important diabetes tests to prevent diabetes complications. The program has individual and group sessions, and each session varies from 1 to 4 hours long. Non-pregnant Members ages 14 and over with type 2 diabetes can self-refer to participate in the program.
Healthy Me, Healthy Baby Program - an at-home program where Members receive information about keeping themselves and their baby healthy during pregnancy. Topics include eating healthy during pregnancy, prenatal care, morning sickness, baby development, breastfeeding, caring for a newborn, postpartum depression, and family planning. The information is mailed to a Member once IEHP is notified by the Provider that a Member is pregnant. Also, Members who are pregnant can self-refer to this program.
Healthy Heart Program - an at-home program for Members who want to reduce their risk factors for heart disease. Members receive materials on heart healthy food choices, ways to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, exercise, and maintaining a healthy body weight. Members ages 18 and over can self-refer to participate in this program.
Living Well with a Disability Class - a program to help our Members with disabilities stay active and healthy. Members learn to set goals and overcome obstacles, deal with frustration, avoid depression, eat well, and more! The program consists of three, 6-hour group sessions and conducted at independent living centers. Members age 18 and over who have been identified as having a disability and living near a class location will be mailed an invitation letter to register about 8 weeks before a class begins.
Stop Smoking Program – an at-home program for Members who want to quit smoking. Members receive educational materials by mail and are encouraged to call the California Smoker's Helpline for personal counseling and support. Prescribed smoking cessation medicines are covered up to two courses per year (24 weeks). Members of any age can self-refer or be referred by their Doctor to participate in this program.
Weight Loss Programs - for adult and child Members who want to lose weight. Members learn about physical activities, stress management, portion and serving sizes, how to read food labels, and other related topics. Members ages 18 and over can self-refer to participate in a weight loss program. All Members under 18 years old must have a Health Education Referral from their Doctor to participate in a weight loss program.