Preventive Services

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We are working to disseminate and promote the work of the Million Hearts® campaign. Developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the campaign is a national initiative to prevent over 1 million heart attacks and strokes over 5 years.

In addition, we are also working to increase the number of Diabetes Prevention Programs offered by the YMCA of Southwest Indiana. This program helps participants learn about and adopt the healthy eating and physical activity habits that have been proven to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Support and encouragement are maintained through a network comprised of a trained lifestyle coach and fellow participants as a plan is developed for improving and sustaining overall well-being.