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Southside Teen Positive Parenting Group (PPG) at The Exchange Club Family Skill Center

Positive Parenting Groups are FREE ongoing educational support groups that meet weekly. There are several classes to choose from, including a class for parents of teenagers. Our Positive Parenting Groups are open to ALL parents/caregivers of children 0-17, or expecting parents wanting to learn more about parenting and a positive way of discipline in...

Get your FREE Health Profile at UAB HealthSmart

How Do Your Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Blood Sugar and Body Fat Measure Up? Find out through UAB HealthSmart free health profile screenings, which are designed to help you prevent chronic diseases. We explain your results and show you lifestyle changes that can help you improve and protect your health. Call 205-996-2304 to schedule your health...

FREE Zumba classes at UAB HealthSmart

Regular Exercise Controls Weight and Increases Lifespan Visit UAB HealthSmart on Thursdays for one of our ZUMBA fitness classes led by Angela Scoggins-Watson, a licensed ZUMBA instructor. Wear comfortable clothes, and bring a towel and water. Class sizes are limited to first 15 registrants! Please call 205-996-2304 in advance to attend. If this is...

Free Fitness Consultation By UAB HealthSmart

UAB HealthSmart can help you develop an exercise plan that works for you. Receive a free fitness consultation every Tuesday through Friday between 10 am and 2 pm. Exercise protects you from chronic disease. It also helps to control weight, improve mood, and boost energy. Whether you're trying to lose weight, tone, or build muscle mass, it's important to...

FREE Nutrition Consultation at UAB HealthSmart

Proper Nutrition is Critical to Good Health Find out more with free nutrition counseling at UAB HealthSmart. Come learn which foods you need for a healthy diet and to help you fight chronic diseases. UAB HealthSmart's nutritionists will get you on track with healthy eating habits. You will receive helpful and useful recommendations specifically...

UAB HealthSmart’s Walk Feel Alive Program

Lose Weight and Boost Health by Walking Regularly Attend UAB HealthSmart's free WALK Talk, offered Tuesdays at noon, to learn about the health benefits of walking and to get a free WALK Kit (free t-shirt, water bottle, step counter, and sling pack) to increase your steps. Then join our exercise specialist for a WALK each Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. Be...

The Farm Stand at UAB

Now supported by Boozer Farms, the Farm Stand brings the best local and regional fruits and vegetables to UAB's Healthcare System.  Business opened on April 7th and will continue through October 28th. Their schedule this year:

Railroad Park’s Get Healthy Crunk Fitness

DETAILS WHERE: Railroad Park 1600 1st Ave S Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Monday nights from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. TAGS: Southside, Physical Activity, Exercise Classes

Crunk Fitness, 6:00 pm-7:00pm Monday nights at Railroad Park, is a fun, high-energy, hip-hop dance workout for all levels. It involves a combination of basic aerobics movements and funky hip-hop dance moves, broken down so anyone can do it. You can tone up-lose weight, transform your body, and have a blast! GET HEALTHY participants will receive top-level...

Yoga at Railroad Park

DETAILS WHERE: 1600 1st Avenue South Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Thursdays, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM TAGS: Southside, Physical Activity, Exercise Classes

YOGA AT RAILROAD PARK is a form of exercise that strengthens and tones the body, promoting balance and flexibility, while quieting the mind. Yoga is for the beginning as well as advanced student. This class is FREE thanks to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. Participants will meet up in The Meadow on Thursdays from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM....

Get Healthy with Bootcamp at Railroad Park

DETAILS WHERE: 1600 1st Avenue South Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Tuesdays, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM TAGS: Central City, Southside, Physical Activity, Exercise Classes

Bootcamp at Railroad Park is the class you will love to hate. By using just your body weight, this workout routine will help tone muscles, build endurance, and boost metabolism. This class is FREE thanks to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. Please arrive 15 minutes early to register. You will be required to sign-in each time you...

Happy Feet Fridays at Railroad Park

HAPPY FEET FRIDAYS! at Railroad Park. Get your feet moving in the right direction with a 60-minute low to high impact walk/run course designed to wake up, shape up, or maintain the inner athlete in you. Happy Feet Friday will teach you proper walk/run techniques to maximize your current fitness goals. Walking is safe and simple way to be...

Zumba at Railroad Park

DETAILS WHERE: 1600 1st Avenue South Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Wednesdays, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM TAGS: Central City, Southside, Physical Activity, Exercise Classes

Zumba at Railroad Park is a Latin inspired dance fitness class. It blends easy Latin dance moves with aerobic steps. The class is fun, energizing, and easy to follow. This class is FREE thanks to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. Participants will meet up on Wednesdays from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Please arrive 15 minutes early to...

Depression resources in the Birmingham area

If you or someone you know is struggling with depression, it's important to seek help.   Listed below are a few resources in the Birmingham area for those affected by depression or other mental health problems:   Support Group for those with Depression or Bipolar Disorder (Free) What? – This support group...

Jones Valley Teaching Farm: a school-based food and nutrition education program

September is childhood obesity month and it is important to introduce healthy foods to our kids, encouraging a more healthy lifestyle early on. The Jones Valley Teaching Farm does exactly this through their Good School Foods program. In 2012, building on the framework of the urban farm, Jones Valley Teaching Farm brought together a team of educators,...

UAB Tuesday Walking Group

No need to walk alone. Join others every Tuesday in August to train for the Blazer Fun Run or just get some social exercise. Meet at 5 p.m. in the West Pavilion Atrium and walk to and from Railroad Park.

Total Body Fitness in 30 Minutes at UAB HealthSmart

Absolute 30 - Total Body Fitness Regular physical activity helps improve your overall health and fitness, and reduces your risk for many chronic diseases. Absolute 30 provides you with a thirty minute workout with cardio and strength training exercises to help you burn fat, lose weight, and tone. We will...

Green Screens: Free Health Screenings for UAB Employees

DETAILS WHERE: 615 18th Street South, Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: 11 am- 1 pm TAGS: Southside, More, Additional Resources

UAB employees are encouraged to visit the Green Screens event at the North Pavilion every week or two during the summer to monitor your blood pressure and make strides to improving the numbers by changing your nutrition, physical exercise, and medication adherence habits. Health screenings to help you track: blood pressure weight...

UAB Walking Trails

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Southside, Physical Activity, Online Resources

UAB Walking Trails are available throughout the medical and academic campus as a path for faculty and staff to live healthy and exercise regularly.  Employees now have half-mile and mile-long indoor and outdoor walking trails for use at lunch or other times. The UAB Medicine trails are named for the UAB core values: Own It, Always Care, Do Right and Work...

Cooper Green Mercy Health Services – The Diabetes Management and Wellness Program

The Diabetes Program at Cooper Green Mercy Health Servicesl takes a proactive approach to enhancing the quality of life for people living with diabetes, is part of the General Medicine Clinic and provides additional services beyond diagnosis and treatment. These classes cover such topics as: o Diet Instruction o Hyperglycemia o Hypoglycemia o...

Active Living at Your Library

During the month of October, the Active Living participants will learn yoga and quilting, create Halloween crafts, and enjoy the Tyler Perry movie, Peeples. Dates & Times: Oct 9, 2013: 10:30 am (Wed) Oct 16, 2013: 10:30 am (Wed) Oct 23, 2013: 10:30 am (Wed) Oct 30, 2013: 10:30 am (Wed)

UAB Windows into Wellness

"From recipes to exercise tips to motivational messages, Windows into Wellness, the UAB Wellness blog, provides inspiration for healthy living 5 days a week. 'The goal of the blog is to share the many ways we can make our lives and those around us better,” says UAB Wellness Director Lauren Whitt, PhD. “One of the missions of the UAB Wellness program...

SenioRx of Jefferson County – Alabama Department of Senior Services

SenioRx of Jefferson County, funded by the Alabama Department of Senior Services and the Office of Senior Citizens Services, provides free assistance to help individuals lower their out-of-pocket prescription costs, such as for insulin, Glucerna, and other diabetes management medications. SenioRx can assist anyone in Alabama that meets ONE of the following:...

GRADE: a type 2 diabetes study

Do you have type 2 diabetes? Join the GRADE study to help us find the best long-term treatment for people living with type 2 diabetes. Quick facts about the GRADE study: The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, in collaboration with 37 medical...

The Diabetes Bridge Clinic

The Diabetes Bridge Clinic, located in Kirklin Clinic, is the first of its kind in the nation to serve hospitalized patients on an intense insulin regimen. The Diabetes Bridge Clinic helps people go from hospital to home with a continuum of diabetes care. The Clinic is located on the first floor of the Kirklin Clinic. The appointments are made directly...

Cooper Green Hospital Diabetes Support Group

Cooper Green Mercy Health System offers a monthly Diabetes Support Group Meeting. The Support Group meeting is held on the Tuesday of every month from 9:00-10:00am in the 2nd floor Cafeteria. No registration is required. You do not have to be a patient of Cooper Green Mercy Health Services. Support group meetings are open to anyone....

Health Action Partnership

Health Action is a process conducted by a team of committed organizations seeking community input to improve health in Jefferson County, Alabama. This collaboration resulted in the book, Our Community Roadmap to Health, containing the issues and goals to be addressed by the local public health partners.

Birmingham Overeaters Anonymous

The Baptist Church of the Covenant in Birmingham, AL hosts the Overeaters Anonymous (OA) every Monday at 12noon. OA is not just about weight loss, weight gain or maintenance, or obesity or diets. It addresses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. It is not a religious organization and does not promote any particular diet. OA offers a program of...

Overeaters Anonymous

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Southside, Southside, Support + Education, Support Groups

Overeaters Anonymous (OA) offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Worldwide meetings and other tools provide a fellowship of experience, strength and hope where members respect one another's anonymity. OA charges no dues or fees; it is self-supporting through member contributions. OA is not...

The Pepper Place Saturday Market

The Pepper Place Saturday Market features goods from local farmers, bakers and cooks and includes musical performances and cooking demonstrations. The market is open every Saturday from mid-April to mid-December. Pepper Place will be open on April 12, 2014! Check out their online calendar for upcoming events!

Railroad Park

Railroad park is open 7 am to 11 pm, 7 days per week. There is no cost for park entrance. Participants may choose to walk, jog or bike the 3/4 mile loop around the park. Or join one of the free fitness classes at 6:00 PM Monday - Friday. There is also outdoor gym equipment and two play areas for children with modern playground equipment and climbing dome.

UAB EatRight Weight Management Service

The University of Alabama at Birmingham's EatRight Lifestyle Program is a 24-week program designed to help participants lose 1-2 pounds per week. The 24 week program includes 12 weeks of group classes to introduce you to the concepts of EatRight followed by 12 weeks of ongoing support with the EatRight for Life group classes. There is an initial...

Birmingham Health Care

Birmingham Health Care is a non-profit, Community Health Center that has been serving the greater Birmingham area since 1983. BHC offers a variety of health services at affordable costs to the entire family. Medical Services provided at Birmingham Health Care (BHC) include urgent and primary care. BHC provides comprehensive diagnostic and preventive medical...

Rapid Care Pharmacy (Medical Plaza)

DETAILS WHERE: 1600 20th Street South   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: 8:30am to 5:00pm TAGS: Southside, Healthcare, Clinics

The Rapid Care Pharmacy at Birmingham Health Care provides discount prescriptions. Pharmacy services are available to our patients, as well as the community. Our pharmacy also houses a Patient Prescription Assistance (PPA) Program, whereby our staff continuously seeks out affordable drugs for our patients from pharmaceutical companies

Birmingham Health Care Medical Plaza

Medical Services provided at Birmingham Health Care (BHC) include urgent and primary care. BHC provides comprehensive and preventive medical care. Please call 205-212-5600 to set up an appointment.

Insulindependence Birmingham Chapter

The Insulindependence (IN) Birmingham Chapter is led by IN Captain Mason Cross. IN events are community fitness gatherings led by IN chapter leaders. The goal is to create fun and interactive environments that inspire participants to stay fit with help from their peers. Whether a person is living with  diabetes,or simply wants to be involved, our...

Schaeffer Eye Center

Schaeffer Eye Centers offer full comprehensive eye exams. Please contact them at 205-328-2020 to make an appointment today.

UAB Family and Community Medicine

The University of Alabama at Birmingham's (UAB) Family and Community Medicine offers a range of health services for the entire family, providing primary care to people of all ages, from young children to adults to elderly members of the family. We encourage patients to play an active role in their healthcare and to take responsibility for their health by...

The Amelia Center

The Amelia Center specializes in serving children, teenagers, and young adults (age 19-21) grieving the death of a loved one and parents or grandparents grieving the loss of a child. The Amelia Center is a comprehensive grief counseling center that provides individual and family counseling to children and teens who have experienced a death, or to adults who...

Children’s Harbor

Children's Harbor provides free resources to families with seriously ill children. Our primary effort is centered around the Children’s Harbor Family Center at Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children in Birmingham, Alabama. The Family Center provides family counseling and support services to children who have long-term serious illnesses as well as to their...

Oasis Womens Counseling Center

Oasis Counseling for Women and Children, a nonprofit organization and a United Way partner, supports the emotional well-being of women and children in the Birmingham, Alabama, metropolitan area. One of the few counseling centers in the state of Alabama devoted exclusively to women and children, Oasis provides: Services to women throughout their life...

Children’s Center for Weight Management

The Children's Center for Weight Management (CCWM) uses a team approach to help Alabama families tackle Childhood Obesity. Many children and adolescents who are overweight are not physically ill. However, they are at risk for serious problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure. They may be dealing with emotional problems, such as depression and...

LESTER® (Nutritional counseling for children)

The Children's Center for Weight Management (CCWM) offers LESTER®. LESTER® is a group program for ages 6-11 that features nutritional counseling with an emphasis on family activities focusing on increased fitness. The group meets in the evenings for eight consecutive weeks at Children’s of Alabama. Please contact the Center for more...

Healthier Weigh® (Nutritional counseling for children)

The Children's Center for Weight Management (CCWM) offers Healthier Weigh®.  Healthier Weigh® is group program for ages 12-18 provides nutritional counseling with a registered dietitian, health behavior change and counseling with a pediatric psychologist, as well as a group fitness program.  

Impact Family Counseling

IMPACT is a non-profit organization offers a variety of programs to all people, regardless of religion, sex, race, ethnicity, age, or disability. These programs include: outpatient counseling, marital counseling, mentoring, and family strengthening. Outpatient Counseling: IMPACT has licensed and board certified therapists who provide individual, couple,...

ImWel: Improving Weight Loss

Tired of the Weight? *Are you or someone you know overweight and interested in losing weight? *Are you at least 21 years old? *Are you in overall good health? *Are you available for study-related visits over the next 16 months? If you answered YES, you may qualify to participate in ImWel, a weight loss...

UAB Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Diabetes Clinic

Backed by the cutting edge research of UAB's Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Diabetes Center (MCDC), the MCDC brings together the particular skills and experience of a number of health professionals to provide complete and individualized care. During the clinic visit, patients are evaluated by the Registered Dietician/Certified Diabetes Educator,...

Southside Green Thumbs Community Garden

The Southside Green Thumbs aim to revitalize Birmingham through urban farming and community development. Green Thumbs is a budding gardening community located in the heart of Southside in Birmingham, Alabama. Call 1-334-301-4298 for  more information on spring planting schedules.

Diabetes Education at St. Vincent’s Hospital

The Diabetes Education at St. Vincent Hospital is recognized by the American Diabetes Association. St. Vincent Hospital provides individual and group instruction for persons to better manage their diabetes. Classes are offered a varied schedule. There is a cost for the classes which can be charged through insurance and financial assistance is offered.

Nutrition Study to Prevent Diabetes in Women

The University of Alabama at Birmingham's Department of Nutrition Sciences invites women to participate in a nutrition study. You may qualify if: You are a Women You are 19-45 or 50-70 years old You are a non-smoker You have blood sugar in the normal or “pre-diabetes” range You are...

Heart Disease & Diabetes Study in Healthy Women

The University of Alabama at Birmingham's Department of Nutrition Sciences invites healthy women to participate in a study. The purpose of the CVD study is to look at why some people are at higher risk for heart disease and diabetes. You may qualify if: You are a Women You are 19-45 or 50-70 years old You do NOT...

Homewood Family Medicine

DETAILS WHERE: 2151 Highland Avenue South Suite 320, Homewood, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Mondays & Wednesdays 8am-5pm Tuesdays & Thursdays 9am-6pm Friday 8am-3pm TAGS: Southside, Healthcare, Clinics, Healthy Families, Healthcare

Homewood Family Medicine promotes health and wellness through the treatment of all family members from infants to the elderly. Total health care provided including many weight loss programs. Diabetes care and management and healthy living options.

Central Health Center

The Central Health Center is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F (except on Holidays) and accept patients with the following health coverage: Medicaid, AllKids, Blue Cross and Medicare. However, JCDH does not accept patients who are enrolled in other insurance programs including patients enrolled in an HMO or with TriCare, except for patients wishing to...

Upcoming Events:

Cooper Green Hospital Diabetes Support Group

Cooper Green Mercy Health System offers a monthly Diabetes Support Group Meeting. The Support Group meeting is held on the Tuesday of every month from 9:00-10:00am in the 2nd floor Cafeteria. No registration is required. You do not have to be a patient of Cooper Green Mercy Health Services. Support group meetings are open to anyone....

Scheduled Resources:

Get your FREE Health Profile at UAB HealthSmart

How Do Your Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Blood Sugar and Body Fat Measure Up? Find out through UAB HealthSmart free health profile screenings, which are designed to help you prevent chronic diseases. We explain your results and show you lifestyle changes that can help you improve and protect your health. Call 205-996-2304 to schedule your health...

FREE Zumba classes at UAB HealthSmart

Regular Exercise Controls Weight and Increases Lifespan Visit UAB HealthSmart on Thursdays for one of our ZUMBA fitness classes led by Angela Scoggins-Watson, a licensed ZUMBA instructor. Wear comfortable clothes, and bring a towel and water. Class sizes are limited to first 15 registrants! Please call 205-996-2304 in advance to attend. If this is...

FREE Nutrition Consultation at UAB HealthSmart

Proper Nutrition is Critical to Good Health Find out more with free nutrition counseling at UAB HealthSmart. Come learn which foods you need for a healthy diet and to help you fight chronic diseases. UAB HealthSmart's nutritionists will get you on track with healthy eating habits. You will receive helpful and useful recommendations specifically...

Yoga at Railroad Park

DETAILS WHERE: 1600 1st Avenue South Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Thursdays, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM TAGS: Southside, Physical Activity, Exercise Classes

YOGA AT RAILROAD PARK is a form of exercise that strengthens and tones the body, promoting balance and flexibility, while quieting the mind. Yoga is for the beginning as well as advanced student. This class is FREE thanks to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. Participants will meet up in The Meadow on Thursdays from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM....

Cooper Green Mercy Health Services – The Diabetes Management and Wellness Program

The Diabetes Program at Cooper Green Mercy Health Servicesl takes a proactive approach to enhancing the quality of life for people living with diabetes, is part of the General Medicine Clinic and provides additional services beyond diagnosis and treatment. These classes cover such topics as: o Diet Instruction o Hyperglycemia o Hypoglycemia o...

SenioRx of Jefferson County – Alabama Department of Senior Services

SenioRx of Jefferson County, funded by the Alabama Department of Senior Services and the Office of Senior Citizens Services, provides free assistance to help individuals lower their out-of-pocket prescription costs, such as for insulin, Glucerna, and other diabetes management medications. SenioRx can assist anyone in Alabama that meets ONE of the following:...

Railroad Park

Railroad park is open 7 am to 11 pm, 7 days per week. There is no cost for park entrance. Participants may choose to walk, jog or bike the 3/4 mile loop around the park. Or join one of the free fitness classes at 6:00 PM Monday - Friday. There is also outdoor gym equipment and two play areas for children with modern playground equipment and climbing dome.

Birmingham Health Care

Birmingham Health Care is a non-profit, Community Health Center that has been serving the greater Birmingham area since 1983. BHC offers a variety of health services at affordable costs to the entire family. Medical Services provided at Birmingham Health Care (BHC) include urgent and primary care. BHC provides comprehensive diagnostic and preventive medical...

Rapid Care Pharmacy (Medical Plaza)

DETAILS WHERE: 1600 20th Street South   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: 8:30am to 5:00pm TAGS: Southside, Healthcare, Clinics

The Rapid Care Pharmacy at Birmingham Health Care provides discount prescriptions. Pharmacy services are available to our patients, as well as the community. Our pharmacy also houses a Patient Prescription Assistance (PPA) Program, whereby our staff continuously seeks out affordable drugs for our patients from pharmaceutical companies

Birmingham Health Care Medical Plaza

Medical Services provided at Birmingham Health Care (BHC) include urgent and primary care. BHC provides comprehensive and preventive medical care. Please call 205-212-5600 to set up an appointment.

Schaeffer Eye Center

Schaeffer Eye Centers offer full comprehensive eye exams. Please contact them at 205-328-2020 to make an appointment today.

UAB Family and Community Medicine

The University of Alabama at Birmingham's (UAB) Family and Community Medicine offers a range of health services for the entire family, providing primary care to people of all ages, from young children to adults to elderly members of the family. We encourage patients to play an active role in their healthcare and to take responsibility for their health by...

The Amelia Center

The Amelia Center specializes in serving children, teenagers, and young adults (age 19-21) grieving the death of a loved one and parents or grandparents grieving the loss of a child. The Amelia Center is a comprehensive grief counseling center that provides individual and family counseling to children and teens who have experienced a death, or to adults who...

Children’s Harbor

Children's Harbor provides free resources to families with seriously ill children. Our primary effort is centered around the Children’s Harbor Family Center at Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children in Birmingham, Alabama. The Family Center provides family counseling and support services to children who have long-term serious illnesses as well as to their...

Oasis Womens Counseling Center

Oasis Counseling for Women and Children, a nonprofit organization and a United Way partner, supports the emotional well-being of women and children in the Birmingham, Alabama, metropolitan area. One of the few counseling centers in the state of Alabama devoted exclusively to women and children, Oasis provides: Services to women throughout their life...

Impact Family Counseling

IMPACT is a non-profit organization offers a variety of programs to all people, regardless of religion, sex, race, ethnicity, age, or disability. These programs include: outpatient counseling, marital counseling, mentoring, and family strengthening. Outpatient Counseling: IMPACT has licensed and board certified therapists who provide individual, couple,...

UAB Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Diabetes Clinic

Backed by the cutting edge research of UAB's Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Diabetes Center (MCDC), the MCDC brings together the particular skills and experience of a number of health professionals to provide complete and individualized care. During the clinic visit, patients are evaluated by the Registered Dietician/Certified Diabetes Educator,...

Southside Green Thumbs Community Garden

The Southside Green Thumbs aim to revitalize Birmingham through urban farming and community development. Green Thumbs is a budding gardening community located in the heart of Southside in Birmingham, Alabama. Call 1-334-301-4298 for  more information on spring planting schedules.

Diabetes Education at St. Vincent’s Hospital

The Diabetes Education at St. Vincent Hospital is recognized by the American Diabetes Association. St. Vincent Hospital provides individual and group instruction for persons to better manage their diabetes. Classes are offered a varied schedule. There is a cost for the classes which can be charged through insurance and financial assistance is offered.

Homewood Family Medicine

DETAILS WHERE: 2151 Highland Avenue South Suite 320, Homewood, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Mondays & Wednesdays 8am-5pm Tuesdays & Thursdays 9am-6pm Friday 8am-3pm TAGS: Southside, Healthcare, Clinics, Healthy Families, Healthcare

Homewood Family Medicine promotes health and wellness through the treatment of all family members from infants to the elderly. Total health care provided including many weight loss programs. Diabetes care and management and healthy living options.

Central Health Center

The Central Health Center is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F (except on Holidays) and accept patients with the following health coverage: Medicaid, AllKids, Blue Cross and Medicare. However, JCDH does not accept patients who are enrolled in other insurance programs including patients enrolled in an HMO or with TriCare, except for patients wishing to...

Happy Feet Fridays at Railroad Park

HAPPY FEET FRIDAYS! at Railroad Park. Get your feet moving in the right direction with a 60-minute low to high impact walk/run course designed to wake up, shape up, or maintain the inner athlete in you. Happy Feet Friday will teach you proper walk/run techniques to maximize your current fitness goals. Walking is safe and simple way to be...

Total Body Fitness in 30 Minutes at UAB HealthSmart

Absolute 30 - Total Body Fitness Regular physical activity helps improve your overall health and fitness, and reduces your risk for many chronic diseases. Absolute 30 provides you with a thirty minute workout with cardio and strength training exercises to help you burn fat, lose weight, and tone. We will...

Green Screens: Free Health Screenings for UAB Employees

DETAILS WHERE: 615 18th Street South, Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: 11 am- 1 pm TAGS: Southside, More, Additional Resources

UAB employees are encouraged to visit the Green Screens event at the North Pavilion every week or two during the summer to monitor your blood pressure and make strides to improving the numbers by changing your nutrition, physical exercise, and medication adherence habits. Health screenings to help you track: blood pressure weight...

The Pepper Place Saturday Market

The Pepper Place Saturday Market features goods from local farmers, bakers and cooks and includes musical performances and cooking demonstrations. The market is open every Saturday from mid-April to mid-December. Pepper Place will be open on April 12, 2014! Check out their online calendar for upcoming events!

Insulindependence Birmingham Chapter

The Insulindependence (IN) Birmingham Chapter is led by IN Captain Mason Cross. IN events are community fitness gatherings led by IN chapter leaders. The goal is to create fun and interactive environments that inspire participants to stay fit with help from their peers. Whether a person is living with  diabetes,or simply wants to be involved, our...

Railroad Park’s Get Healthy Crunk Fitness

DETAILS WHERE: Railroad Park 1600 1st Ave S Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Monday nights from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. TAGS: Southside, Physical Activity, Exercise Classes

Crunk Fitness, 6:00 pm-7:00pm Monday nights at Railroad Park, is a fun, high-energy, hip-hop dance workout for all levels. It involves a combination of basic aerobics movements and funky hip-hop dance moves, broken down so anyone can do it. You can tone up-lose weight, transform your body, and have a blast! GET HEALTHY participants will receive top-level...

Birmingham Overeaters Anonymous

The Baptist Church of the Covenant in Birmingham, AL hosts the Overeaters Anonymous (OA) every Monday at 12noon. OA is not just about weight loss, weight gain or maintenance, or obesity or diets. It addresses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. It is not a religious organization and does not promote any particular diet. OA offers a program of...

Southside Teen Positive Parenting Group (PPG) at The Exchange Club Family Skill Center

Positive Parenting Groups are FREE ongoing educational support groups that meet weekly. There are several classes to choose from, including a class for parents of teenagers. Our Positive Parenting Groups are open to ALL parents/caregivers of children 0-17, or expecting parents wanting to learn more about parenting and a positive way of discipline in...

UAB HealthSmart’s Walk Feel Alive Program

Lose Weight and Boost Health by Walking Regularly Attend UAB HealthSmart's free WALK Talk, offered Tuesdays at noon, to learn about the health benefits of walking and to get a free WALK Kit (free t-shirt, water bottle, step counter, and sling pack) to increase your steps. Then join our exercise specialist for a WALK each Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. Be...

Get Healthy with Bootcamp at Railroad Park

DETAILS WHERE: 1600 1st Avenue South Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Tuesdays, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM TAGS: Central City, Southside, Physical Activity, Exercise Classes

Bootcamp at Railroad Park is the class you will love to hate. By using just your body weight, this workout routine will help tone muscles, build endurance, and boost metabolism. This class is FREE thanks to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. Please arrive 15 minutes early to register. You will be required to sign-in each time you...

UAB Tuesday Walking Group

No need to walk alone. Join others every Tuesday in August to train for the Blazer Fun Run or just get some social exercise. Meet at 5 p.m. in the West Pavilion Atrium and walk to and from Railroad Park.

Zumba at Railroad Park

DETAILS WHERE: 1600 1st Avenue South Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Wednesdays, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM TAGS: Central City, Southside, Physical Activity, Exercise Classes

Zumba at Railroad Park is a Latin inspired dance fitness class. It blends easy Latin dance moves with aerobic steps. The class is fun, energizing, and easy to follow. This class is FREE thanks to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. Participants will meet up on Wednesdays from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Please arrive 15 minutes early to...

Active Living at Your Library

During the month of October, the Active Living participants will learn yoga and quilting, create Halloween crafts, and enjoy the Tyler Perry movie, Peeples. Dates & Times: Oct 9, 2013: 10:30 am (Wed) Oct 16, 2013: 10:30 am (Wed) Oct 23, 2013: 10:30 am (Wed) Oct 30, 2013: 10:30 am (Wed)

Online and Other Unscheduled Resources:

The Farm Stand at UAB

Now supported by Boozer Farms, the Farm Stand brings the best local and regional fruits and vegetables to UAB's Healthcare System.  Business opened on April 7th and will continue through October 28th. Their schedule this year:

Depression resources in the Birmingham area

If you or someone you know is struggling with depression, it's important to seek help.   Listed below are a few resources in the Birmingham area for those affected by depression or other mental health problems:   Support Group for those with Depression or Bipolar Disorder (Free) What? – This support group...

Jones Valley Teaching Farm: a school-based food and nutrition education program

September is childhood obesity month and it is important to introduce healthy foods to our kids, encouraging a more healthy lifestyle early on. The Jones Valley Teaching Farm does exactly this through their Good School Foods program. In 2012, building on the framework of the urban farm, Jones Valley Teaching Farm brought together a team of educators,...

UAB Walking Trails

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Southside, Physical Activity, Online Resources

UAB Walking Trails are available throughout the medical and academic campus as a path for faculty and staff to live healthy and exercise regularly.  Employees now have half-mile and mile-long indoor and outdoor walking trails for use at lunch or other times. The UAB Medicine trails are named for the UAB core values: Own It, Always Care, Do Right and Work...

UAB Windows into Wellness

"From recipes to exercise tips to motivational messages, Windows into Wellness, the UAB Wellness blog, provides inspiration for healthy living 5 days a week. 'The goal of the blog is to share the many ways we can make our lives and those around us better,” says UAB Wellness Director Lauren Whitt, PhD. “One of the missions of the UAB Wellness program...

GRADE: a type 2 diabetes study

Do you have type 2 diabetes? Join the GRADE study to help us find the best long-term treatment for people living with type 2 diabetes. Quick facts about the GRADE study: The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, in collaboration with 37 medical...

The Diabetes Bridge Clinic

The Diabetes Bridge Clinic, located in Kirklin Clinic, is the first of its kind in the nation to serve hospitalized patients on an intense insulin regimen. The Diabetes Bridge Clinic helps people go from hospital to home with a continuum of diabetes care. The Clinic is located on the first floor of the Kirklin Clinic. The appointments are made directly...

Health Action Partnership

Health Action is a process conducted by a team of committed organizations seeking community input to improve health in Jefferson County, Alabama. This collaboration resulted in the book, Our Community Roadmap to Health, containing the issues and goals to be addressed by the local public health partners.

Overeaters Anonymous

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Overeaters Anonymous (OA) offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Worldwide meetings and other tools provide a fellowship of experience, strength and hope where members respect one another's anonymity. OA charges no dues or fees; it is self-supporting through member contributions. OA is not...

UAB EatRight Weight Management Service

The University of Alabama at Birmingham's EatRight Lifestyle Program is a 24-week program designed to help participants lose 1-2 pounds per week. The 24 week program includes 12 weeks of group classes to introduce you to the concepts of EatRight followed by 12 weeks of ongoing support with the EatRight for Life group classes. There is an initial...

Children’s Center for Weight Management

The Children's Center for Weight Management (CCWM) uses a team approach to help Alabama families tackle Childhood Obesity. Many children and adolescents who are overweight are not physically ill. However, they are at risk for serious problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure. They may be dealing with emotional problems, such as depression and...

LESTER® (Nutritional counseling for children)

The Children's Center for Weight Management (CCWM) offers LESTER®. LESTER® is a group program for ages 6-11 that features nutritional counseling with an emphasis on family activities focusing on increased fitness. The group meets in the evenings for eight consecutive weeks at Children’s of Alabama. Please contact the Center for more...

Healthier Weigh® (Nutritional counseling for children)

The Children's Center for Weight Management (CCWM) offers Healthier Weigh®.  Healthier Weigh® is group program for ages 12-18 provides nutritional counseling with a registered dietitian, health behavior change and counseling with a pediatric psychologist, as well as a group fitness program.  

ImWel: Improving Weight Loss

Tired of the Weight? *Are you or someone you know overweight and interested in losing weight? *Are you at least 21 years old? *Are you in overall good health? *Are you available for study-related visits over the next 16 months? If you answered YES, you may qualify to participate in ImWel, a weight loss...

Nutrition Study to Prevent Diabetes in Women

The University of Alabama at Birmingham's Department of Nutrition Sciences invites women to participate in a nutrition study. You may qualify if: You are a Women You are 19-45 or 50-70 years old You are a non-smoker You have blood sugar in the normal or “pre-diabetes” range You are...

Heart Disease & Diabetes Study in Healthy Women

The University of Alabama at Birmingham's Department of Nutrition Sciences invites healthy women to participate in a study. The purpose of the CVD study is to look at why some people are at higher risk for heart disease and diabetes. You may qualify if: You are a Women You are 19-45 or 50-70 years old You do NOT...

Total Body Fitness in 30 Minutes at UAB HealthSmart

Absolute 30 - Total Body Fitness Regular physical activity helps improve your overall health and fitness, and reduces your risk for many chronic diseases. Absolute 30 provides you with a thirty minute workout with cardio and strength training exercises to help you burn fat, lose weight, and tone. We will...

The Amelia Center

The Amelia Center specializes in serving children, teenagers, and young adults (age 19-21) grieving the death of a loved one and parents or grandparents grieving the loss of a child. The Amelia Center is a comprehensive grief counseling center that provides individual and family counseling to children and teens who have experienced a death, or to adults who...

Happy Feet Fridays at Railroad Park

HAPPY FEET FRIDAYS! at Railroad Park. Get your feet moving in the right direction with a 60-minute low to high impact walk/run course designed to wake up, shape up, or maintain the inner athlete in you. Happy Feet Friday will teach you proper walk/run techniques to maximize your current fitness goals. Walking is safe and simple way to be...

Free Fitness Consultation By UAB HealthSmart

UAB HealthSmart can help you develop an exercise plan that works for you. Receive a free fitness consultation every Tuesday through Friday between 10 am and 2 pm. Exercise protects you from chronic disease. It also helps to control weight, improve mood, and boost energy. Whether you're trying to lose weight, tone, or build muscle mass, it's important to...

UAB HealthSmart’s Walk Feel Alive Program

Lose Weight and Boost Health by Walking Regularly Attend UAB HealthSmart's free WALK Talk, offered Tuesdays at noon, to learn about the health benefits of walking and to get a free WALK Kit (free t-shirt, water bottle, step counter, and sling pack) to increase your steps. Then join our exercise specialist for a WALK each Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. Be...