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Health education

At Santa Clara Family Health Plan, we are dedicated to helping our members stay healthy. We partner with a number of agencies within the community and healthcare providers to provide health education classes and programs that best meet the needs of our members.

How to get Health Education

All classes and programs are provided at no cost to Santa Clara Family Health Plan members. To sign up for a specific class, scroll down to see the full list of classes and programs that are available. Call the organization listed below and let them know you are an SCFHP member with Medi-Cal or Cal Medi-Connect. Most classes do not need a referral from your doctor. You can also sign up by logging in to the mySCFHP member portal.

Medi-Cal members may have additional health education classes available at no cost through their provider network. Due to COVID-19 public health emergency, many classes are taking place virtually. Call Customer Service at 1-800-260-2055 or email healthed@scfhp.com for more information.

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Health Education programs and information

Chronic Disease Self-Management

High Blood Pressure - Education Class

  • Organization: Santa Clara Family Health Plan
  • Description: Join us for an interactive class to learn more about what high blood pressure is, tips on managing high blood pressure, and how to use an at-home blood pressure monitor.
  • Languages: English,Español, Tagalog, Tiếng Việt
  • Age range: All ages
  • Medi-Cal and Cal MediConnect
  • To sign up, register here: www.bit.ly/HighBloodPressureClass. No PCP referral required.

Diabetes: Small Change, Big Difference

  • Organization: Santa Clara Family Health Plan
  • Description: Empower yourself to take charge and manage your diabetes so that you may live a healthy, fulfilling life. Join us for a group class on to learn on how to monitor your health, make lifestyle changes and other SCFHP offerings. Let’s build a strong foundation for your diabetes care.
  • Languages: English, Español
  • Medi-Cal and Cal MediConnect
  • Age range: All ages
  • To sign up, register here: www.bit.ly/SCFHP-ManageDiabetes. No PCP referral required.

High Blood Pressure - Monitoring Program

  • Organization: Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)
  • Description: 3-month program aimed for seniors with high blood pressure. Participants will receive a blood pressure monitor kit and learn how to accurately track and measure their blood pressure. Limited capacity.
  • Languages: English, Español, Tiếng Việt, 中文
  • Age range: 60+
  • Medi-Cal and Cal MediConnect
  • call AACI directly at 1-408-975-2339. No PCP referral required.

Asthma Education—Camp Superstuff

  • Organization: Breathe California
  • Description: A summer camp for children that blends asthma education with traditional summer camp activities. Participants learn how to manage asthma, recognize and avoid triggers, and learn how and when to take medicine.
  • Languages: English
  • Age range: 6–12 years old
  • Phone: 1-408-998-5865
  • Medi-Cal
  • To sign up, call Breathe California 1-408-998-5865. No PCP referral required.

Asthma Education—In-Home Assessment

  • Organization: Breathe California
  • Description: A specialist from Breathe CA will do a walk-through of your home and assess for opportunities where you can improve air quality. They might point out possible hazards like mold, dust, and pet dander, and will give you recommendations on how to improve air circulation.
  • Languages: English, Español
  • Age range: All ages
  • Medi-Cal and Cal MediConnect
  • To sign up, call Breathe California 1-408-998-5865. No PCP referral required.

At-Risk for Type II Diabetes

Diabetes Prevention Program – Medi-Cal

  • Organization: Yes Health
  • Description: DPP is year-long, nationally recognized, evidence based program approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for people at risk for type 2 diabetes. Yes Health offers DPP completely digital through a mobile app. This program is for individuals who are at risk of type 2 diabetes but do not yet have a formal diagnosis.
  • Languages: English, Español
  • Age range: 18+
  • Medi-Cal only
  • To sign up, take this at-risk qualification quiz. Spanish quiz here. Eligible members will be prompted to download and register through the Yes Health mobile app.

Diabetes Prevention Program – Cal MediConnect

  • Organization: YMCA Silicon Valley
  • Description: YMCA Silicon Valley offers a virtual Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) through Zoom. DPP is year-long, nationally recognized, evidence-based program approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for people at risk for type 2 diabetes. This program is for individuals who are at risk of type 2 diabetes but do not yet have a formal diagnosis.
  • Languages: English
  • Age range: 18+
  • Cal MediConnect only
  • To sign up, members should submit a referral form to YMCA or be referred by their PCP. Eligible members will be contacted by YMCA to complete registration. For more information, see this flyer.

Counseling & Support Services

Stress Management, Anger Management, Parenting/Co-parenting

  • Organization: ACT for Mental Health
  • Description: Services include group classes stress management, anger management and parenting.
  • Languages: English, Español
  • Age range: All ages
  • Medi-Cal and Cal MediConnect
  • To sign up, call ACT for Mental Health 1-408-287-2640. No PCP referral required.

Exercise & Fitness

Summer Swimming Lessons

  • Organization: City of San Jose Aquatics Program
  • Description: Swimming lessons are offered from June-August at a variety of pools within San Jose. Limited quantities available.
  • Languages: English
  • Age range: 5 to 12 years-old
  • Medi-Cal only
  • To sign up, login to the mySCFHP member portal or call Customer Service.

Open Gym Access

  • Organization: Indian Health Center
  • Description: The Open Gym fitness center has equipment such as ellipticals, treadmills, recumbent bikes, dumbbells, and an assortment of strength and cardio machines. Group fitness classes also available.
  • Languages: English
  • Age range:13+ (children under 13 require parent or guardian supervision)
  • Medi-Cal only
  • To sign up, login to the mySCFHP member portal or call Customer Service. PCP medical clearance form required.

Nutrition & Weight Management

10 Steps to a Healthier You — Family Nutrition Education

  • Organization: Healthier Kids Foundation
  • Description: 10 Steps to a Healthier You is a 3 series workshop for parents and caregivers focused on healthy living by creating healthy habits as a family. Topics include parenting strategies around mealtimes, picky eating, bedtime and screen time, and emotional regulation.
  • Languages: English, Español
  • Age range: Curriculum designed for adults with children between 0-12 years old.
  • Medi-Cal only
  • To sign up, call Healthier Kids Foundation 1-855-344-6347. No PCP referral is required.

WW Wellness Works (formerly Weight Watchers)

  • Organization: WW Wellness Works
  • Description: SCFHP offers weekly meeting vouchers for weight management coaching as well as an e-tools voucher to access the app for recipes, tips, and more. SCFHP does not cover the cost of food.
  • Languages: English
  • Age range: 18+
  • Medi-Cal and Cal MediConnect
  • To sign up, login to the mySCFHP member portal or call Customer Service. No PCP referral required.

YMCA Healthy Living Day Camp

  • Organization: YMCA
  • Description: YMCA has partnered with the American Diabetes Association to offer a week-long summer day camp for children who are at high risk of developing Type II Diabetes. Camp takes places in June or July. Children will participate in camp activities and learn about healthy eating and physical activity. Limited space available.
  • Languages: English
  • Age range: 5–16
  • Medi-Cal only
  • To sign up, call YMCA 1-408-351-6403. No PCP referral is required.

Prenatal Education

SCFHP Baby Shower

  • Organization: Santa Clara Family Health Plan
  • Description: Join us for a virtual baby shower! Learn about SCFHP plan benefits like prenatal classes, breast pumps, what to expect at your prenatal and postpartum visits, newborn care and safety, and more! For more information visit Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies.
  • Languages: English
  • Age range: 17+
  • Medi-Cal only
  • To sign up, register here: www.bit.ly/SCFHP-BabyShower. No PCP referral required.

Childbirth Preparation

Breastfeeding

Infant Care

Infant/Child Safety

Infant/Child CPR and First Aid

Buckle Up with SCFHP: Keep Your Child Safe

  • Organization: Santa Clara Family Health Plan
  • Description: Car seats and boosters provide protection for infants and children in a crash, yet car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13. That's why it's so important to choose and use the right car seat correctly every time your child is in the car. Join us to learn about proper car seat harnessing, different types of car seats, proper vehicle installation, and more.
  • Languages: English
  • Age range: All ages
  • Medi-Cal and Cal Medi-Connect
  • To sign up, register here: www.bit.ly/Safe-Car-Seat. No PCP referral required.

Sexual Health

STD & HIV Testing Services

  • Organization: The Crane Center
  • Description: Free, low-cost, anonymous and confidential HIV and STD testing.
  • Languages: English, Español, Tiếng Việt
  • Age range: All ages
  • Medi-Cal and Cal MediConnect
  • Flyers: English and Spanish available upon request
  • Phone: 1-408-792-3720

Smoking Cessation

Adult Group, Individual, or Telephone Counseling

  • Organization: Breathe California
  • Description: Breathe California offers a variety of smoking cessation formats such as group classes, individual counseling, and telephone counseling to help smokers through various stages of quitting. The program uses tobacco education, group support, and tools for maintenance to help smokers kick the habit.
  • Languages: English, Español, Tiếng Việt
  • Age range: All ages
  • Medi-Cal and Cal MediConnect
  • To sign up, call Breathe California 1-408-998-5865. No PCP referral required.

Youth Group, Individual, or Telephone Counseling

  • Organization: Breathe California
  • Description: Breathe California offers a variety of smoking cessation formats such as group classes, individual counseling, and telephone counseling to help smokers through various stages of quitting. The program uses tobacco education, group support, and tools for maintenance to help smokers kick the habit.
  • Languages: English, Español, Tiếng Việt
  • Age range: All ages
  • Medi-Cal and Cal MediConnect
  • To sign up, call Breathe California 1-408-998-5865. No PCP referral required.

Kick It California Helpline

  • Organization: Kick It California
  • Description: Formally known as 1-800-No Butts, Kick It California has helped people quit for nearly 30 years. Get assistance through individualized coaching, telephone, or chat, and get access to self-help tools.
  • Languages: English, Español, Tiếng Việt , 中文
  • Age range: All ages
  • To sign up, call Kick It CA 1-800-300-8086. No PCP referral required.

Women's Health

Women’s Health – Woman to Woman

  • Organization: Santa Clara Family Health Plan
  • Description: To live well and reduce the risk of serious illness, it is important for women to have an annual physical, or checkup. This interactive health education class will educate women the importance of completing their well-women screenings, as well as have an open discussion among their peers of fears or barriers women may face or experience when completing these exams. Joining this class will help empower and support women to access their health care needs.
  • Languages: English
  • Age range: All ages
  • To sign up, register here:www.bit.ly/Woman-To-Woman. No PCP referral required.

More information

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Materials on this website are general health information. Always ask your doctor (or other qualified health care provider) for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. For example, talk with your doctor first before trying something new, like exercise or a change in diet.