Healthy Living

Improving the nation's health and well-being.

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The Y can help you as you assess your worksite, survey your employees and provide you with a plan to best meet your needs and heighten your return on investment. Click here.


The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program uses a CDC-approved curriculum and is part of the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program. In a classroom setting, a Y-USA trained Lifestyle Coach facilitates a small group of participants—anywhere from 8 to 15 —in working together to problem solve around barriers to healthier eating, exchanging ideas for how to incorporate more physical activity into daily routines, and developing action plans to support sustainable behavior change. Over the course of 25 sessions, the year-long program consists of 19 sessions in the first six months (16 weekly, 3 biweekly) and six monthly sessions in the second six months. Each session lasts one hour and includes a weigh in. More information here.

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LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is an evidence-based program that helps adult cancer survivors reclaim their health and well-being following a cancer diagnosis. Participating Ys create a welcoming community in which survivors can improve their strength and physical fitness, diminish the severity of therapy side effects, develop supportive relationships, and improve their quality of life. Since 2007, the LIVESTRONG Foundation has been the Y’s partner in developing and delivering LIVESTRONG at the YMCA. More information here.

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Joining forces has many benefits, including increasing the leverage that Ys have with their payors, creating an infrastructure for claims-based payments, and making it easier to become a Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) supplier. Our collective impact will create sustainability for YMCA Evidence-Based Health Interventions and allow us to better serve all in our community. More information here.