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Support Group for Patients with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

Birmingham, AL —The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America will continue to provide free monthly support groups for individuals with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and their family members. Friends and caregivers are also invited to attend. The support group meets on the first Thursday of the month at the Brookwood Outpatient Center next to Gold’s...

SMART Recovery Birmingham Meeting

DETAILS WHERE: 4126 Autumn Lane Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Effective 09.24.2015, our Thursday 8 pm SMART Recovery Birmingham Meeting at 401 Beacon Parkway West has been dissolved. We will change locations and offer a Thursday Meeting from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at The Moore Institute (the same location as our regular Tuesday Meeting) at 4126 Autumn Lane in Vestavia/Cahaba Heights beginning on Thursday 10.01.2015. TAGS: Support + Education, Support Groups

SMART Recovery Birmingham helps people recover from all types of addiction and addictive behaviors, including: drug abuse, drug addiction, substance abuse, alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, cocaine addiction, prescription drug abuse, sexual addiction, and problem addiction to other substances and activities. Join us at The Moore Institute, Thursday...

FMS Diabetes Education Self-Management Program

DETAILS WHERE: 1819 13th Avenue North   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: by appointment only TAGS: Support + Education, Support Groups

FMS Pharmacy is accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators who has studied us and given us certification as an official diabetes education site! Diabetes Education Self-Management Program: Our program that is custom designed to fit your needs and the goals of you and your doctor. This 3 month program consists of 2-hour group...

FMS Pharmacy

FMS Pharmacy is a community-focused, locally owned pharmacy located in Bessemer, AL. We pride ourselves in providing many clinical pharmacy services such as prescription delivery, diabetes education, custom-fitted diabetic shoes, diabetic testing supplies, prescription compounding, medication review services and much more! Please see our FMS Diabetes...

Countryside Diabetes

Countryside Diabetes is a Facebook page designed as an online alliance providing encouragement and a platform to exchange information among those living with and caring about diabetes. Countryside Diabetes provides a variety of topics to encourage discussion among members relating to the many topics that provide comprehensive diabetes management.

The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital Diabetes and Nutrition Education

DETAILS WHERE: 2000 6th Ave South   ( Map ) USER RATING: WHEN: Educators are available Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Classes are held weekly. TAGS: Greater Birmingham Area, Support + Education, Diabetes Education Classes, Support + Education, diabetes education, classes

Diabetes Education at The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital is an ADA-Recognized program offering comprehensive diabetes education in group and individual settings. Our classes focus on the AADE Seven Diabetes Self-Care Behaviors: Health Eating, Reducing Risks, Being Active, Healthy Coping, Taking Medications, Monitoring, and Problem Solving. Patients complete...

FREE Community Grief Support Services

Community Grief Support Services (CGSS) is a safe place where people grieving the death of a loved one can find hope and healing and meet with others who have had this experience and understand. Together they learn how to regain control of their lives in an environment of care, comfort and healing. CGSS offers grief support in the form of private...

Community Education South

This is a Senior Citizen Symposium that will address common health care issues of the elderly to include Diabetes, Hypertension and Stress Management. Widowhood, Medicare/Medicaid coverage and approaches to promote optimal holistic wellness are incorporated to establish health compliance. A physician/practitioner will present changes that normally occur...

EAMC’s Diabetes and Nutrition Center

East Alabama Medical Center (EAMC) offers a variety of services to their patients living with diabetes. EAMC's Diabetes and Nutrition offers Diabetes Self-Management Training along with other services including Medical Nutrition Therapy, One on One Diabetes and Nutrition Counseling.

YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MUbD2tjE9F4 The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is a yearlong, lifestyle change intervention designed specifically for adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  Participants meet together weekly as a small group to take small steps that lead to big changes! New Classes begin...

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...

UAB Connections Support Group

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Healthcare, Eye Care, Support + Education, Support Groups

UAB Connections is a health education program consisting of a combination of educational, social, recreational/leisure, and physical activities. The goal of the curriculum is to share eye health knowledge and research, improve coping skills and quality of life, and to maximize independence within the context of peer support. Trained health educators...

Brookwood Medical Center Diabetes Management Program

The diabetes management and patient education services at Brookwood Medical Center are designed to help patients control their disease and may assist in decreasing the risk of long-term complications. Self-care management skills provide instruction to patients and family members on nutrition, exercise, medications, blood glucose monitoring and ways to...

Songs for Sight

This is a peer support group for children with vision impairment and their families.  Childhood vision impairment is a rare condition and often children with vision impairment have never met another child with similar challenges.  The Songs for Sight Youth Low Vision Support Group provides the opportunity for children and parents to know that they are...

St. Vincent’s Diabetes Education Center

The Diabetes Education  Center provides individual and group instruction in various topics related to diabetes management.  They also have free support group that meets on the third Thursday of every month and 6:00 pm. For more information call the East Diabetes Education center at (205) 838-3541.

Make Every Day World No Tobacco Day

Celebrating 2 years! The Magic City went smoke free on June 1st, 2012 a day after the World Health Organization’s World No Tobacco Day. Let’s celebrate a smoke-free city on May 31st. This is a time for organizations all over the world to highlight the health risks related to tobacco use. Globally, tobacco use is the most preventable cause of death....

Connect with others: Cooper Green Diabetes Support Group

Cooper Green Mercy Health System offers a monthly Diabetes Support Group Meeting. The Support Group meeting is held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 9:00-10:00 am in the 2nd floor Cafeteria. These support groups are great time to learn more about staying healthy and to hear from others about their experiences with diabetes. In April, Debbie...

Cullman Adult Diabetes Support Group

Have you been diagnosed with Adult Diabetes? If you would like to learn more about Adult Diabetes, join the Adult Diabetes Support Group at Cullman Regional Medical Center. This group is led by Certified Diabetes Educators, Lisa Ellard, CRNP, CDE and Kim Addison, RD, CDE who have been assisting diabetic patients for more than 20 years. This group meets...

Know your Risk: American Diabetes Association Alert Day®

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Support + Education, Hotlines/Online Resources

American Diabetes Association Alert Day® is an annual event when the ADA asks Americans to learn more about their risk for type 2 diabetes by taking their Diabetes Risk Test. This is a quick quiz that will ask you questions about your height, weight, age, family history, activity level, and other risk factors. Alert Day takes place on the fourth Tuesday...

24/7, 365 days of the year. Diabetes doesn’t stop. Neither should you.

Every day you make an extraordinary effort to manage your diabetes. Here are some resources to help you work toward your goals:   1. Support Groups: Talk about managing diabetes at Oasis Women's Counseling Center, FMS Pharmacy Free Support Group, Cooper Green Health System's Support Groups and more.   2. Healthy Eating: Learn new recipes...

Diabetes Books and Resources at the Homewood Library

The Homewood Public Library has put together a comprehensive list of their diabetes related books and resources. The list includes cookbooks and diet books, books on exercise, books for teens, and books on diabetes and treatment. These titles below are available for check out at the Homewood Library. If you cannot get to the Homewood Library, you can...

The Delicious Dietician

The Delicious Dietician is a private practice providing one-on-one dietary guidance and easy-to-follow meal plans tailored to your needs. The practice has a program specifically designed for people diagnosed with diabetes that follows their mission of real food for real people. The Delicious Dietician has several locations in Birmingham and Fultondale, as...

Mental Health Resource Directory for Alabama

The Mental Health Resource Directory for Alabama is a helpful tool to link people to mental health services in Alabama. The site includes a broad range of resources, including non-profit organizations, private practitioners, groups, and individuals who provide mental health services, treatment, information, support, and referral services. You can search...

Taking Control of Diabetes: How 3 famous women live with diabetes

  By: April Agne, MPH (March 2013) Many women live strong, healthy and happy with diabetes. However, these women struggle day to day like many individuals living diabetes. Here we recognize their stories of struggle, triumph, and strategies to manage their diabetes.  Patti LaBelle, singer/author/actor (age 68, Type 2...

Diabetes Support Groups in Alabama

Diabetes Support Groups in Alabama is a site with a listing of support groups by county in Alabama. It provides a launch point to look for a group near you. This site is offered by Daily Diabetes which provides a variety of information on diabetes.

Wilson Quality Consulting, LLC

Wilson Quality Consulting, LLC (WQC) has an unique Annual Impact Monitoring and Evaluation System (AIMES) designed by Dr. Wilson. This monitoring system helps to ensure an unprecedented level of accountability, based on information gathered from various community and evidence-based programs. AIMES data allows WQC to measure the impact/outcome of every...

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. There is a different...

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...

Hoover Overeaters Anonymous

The Riverchase Methodist Church in Hoover, AL hosts the Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Saturdays at 10:30AM. 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 recovery...

Vestavia Hills Overeaters Anonymous

The Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church hosts the Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Thursdays at 7:00PM. 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 recovery from...

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...

Dawson Family of Faith’s Healthy Lifestyles

Dawson Family of Faith offers Healthy Lifestyles classes. They enroll up to 25 people for this 2-3 week diabetes management class. Enrollment begins in November and fills quickly. Please contact Debbie Moss for more information.

Health InfoNet of Alabama

Health InfoNet of Alabama is a free, award-winning health information service of the medical and public libraries throughout the state. Services include assistance with locating targeted, reliable, up to date health information, educational presentations on finding and evaluating health information online, and a database of health services throughout the...

Birmingham Health Care Metro Clinic

Medical Services provided at Birmingham Health Care (BHC) include urgent and primary care. BHC provides comprehensive and preventive medical care. Please call 205-323-5311 to set up an appointment.

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.

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...

Family Guidance Center

Family Guidance Center of Alabama is a private, non-profit organization that has provided quality services designed to strengthen families since 1959. All services are provided free to the public. Services include individual, marital and family counseling. Other programs include: -Family Resource Center -Case Management Services -Parenting Education...

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...

UAB Comprehensive Community Mental Health Center

UAB Comprehensive Community Mental Health Center offers numerous mental health services. They include the following: 1. Evaluation Clinic - Evaluation Clinic is the entry way to services here and the point at which eligibility for continued treatment is determined for persons that meet criteria for serious mental illness, which include functional...

Samaritan Counseling Center

Samaritan Counseling Centers of Birmingham offers help, hope and healing through Christ-centered, team-oriented counseling. We believe that people were created - mind, body & soul - in the image of God. The Centers offer a variety of counseling services for individuals, children, and families. Please contact them for more information.

Samaritan Counseling Center (Dawson)

Samaritan Counseling Centers of Birmingham offers help, hope and healing through Christ-centered, team-oriented counseling. We believe that people were created - mind, body & soul - in the image of God. The Centers offer a variety of counseling services for individuals, children, and families. Please contact them for more information.

Samaritan Counseling Center (Shelby)

Samaritan Counseling Centers of Birmingham offers help, hope and healing through Christ-centered, team-oriented counseling. We believe that people were created - mind, body & soul - in the image of God. The Centers offer a variety of counseling services for individuals, children, and families. Please contact them for more information.

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,...

Celebrate Recovery Support Group

Celebrate Recovery is a faith-based support group for people struggling with issues including food. Ashbury United Methodist Church (UMC) is a growing church in the North Shelby County area. Through worship, small groups and fellowship, Celebrate Recovery ® will work with you to learn new behaviors to find peace in the midst of dysfunctional...

Pathways Professional Counseling (Birmingham)

Pathways Professional Counseling is a ministry of the Alabama Baptist Children's Homes & Family Ministries. Pathways Professional Counseling helps individuals and families to seek solutions to their problems through professional, affordable counseling. Pathways specializes in Christ-centered counseling for many areas of treatment including: Depression...

Pathways Professional Counseling (Bessemer)

Pathways Professional Counseling is a ministry of the Alabama Baptist Children's Homes & Family Ministries. Pathways Professional Counseling helps individuals and families to seek solutions to their problems through professional, affordable counseling. Pathways specializes in Christ-centered counseling for many areas of treatment including: Depression...

Shelby Baptist Hospital Diabetes Education Program

Shelby Baptist Hospital provides diabetes education and support. A Certified Diabetes Educator teaches an American Diabetes Association certified program.  Free diabetes education classes and support meetings are provided. Please call to get the 2013 schedule.

Support Groups at St. Vincent’s East

DETAILS WHERE: 50 Medical Park East Drive Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: There are free support groups offered once a month (third Thursday) at 6:30pm. TAGS: Roebuck/South East Lake, Healthy Families, Support Groups for Families and Children, Support + Education, Support Groups

The Diabetes Education Center at St. Vincent's East is recognized by the American Diabetes Association.  There are free support groups offered once a month (third Thursday) at 6:30pm. Please call to reserve your spot today. Additionally,  a meal can be ordered for $4/person.

St. Vincent’s East Diabetes Education Center

The Diabetes Education Center at St. Vincent's East is recognized by the American Diabetes Association. The Diabetes Education Center provides individual and group instruction for persons to better manage their diabetes. Morning, afternoon, and evening classes are available. There are free support groups offered once a month (third Thursday) at 6:30pm....

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.

North Birmingham Diabetes Support Group

Join us to talk about diabetes. Our group meets on the third Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m. at the North Birmingham Library.

Planet D

Planet D is the America Diabetes Association's interactive and informational website for children and adolescents living with diabetes. You'll find great information on diabetes and how to manage diabetes on a daily basis.

Live Empowered (African American Initiatives)

To address the growing diabetes epidemic, the American Diabetes Association created a targeted approach called African American Initiatives. This initiative is an aggressive campaign designed to increase awareness of the rates of diabetes among African Americans, provide information about the seriousness of diabetes and its complications, teach the...

Everyday Wisdom Kit

The Everyday Wisdom ™ Kit  is tool designed to help families of children with type 1 diabetes live with diabetes everyday. The Everyday Wisdom Kit helps families plan for everyday moments and events such as birthday parties, playing sports and getting behind the wheel. The Kit comes in a reusable lunch bag and includes numerous guides, an interactive...

Hoover Senior Center

The Hoover Senior Center opened in 2007. The Center offers a variety of programs for seniors including exercise classes and other special events. The Center is the perfect place to meet others, enjoy a good cup of coffee and participate in activities. The Center offers a creative arts room, 2 multipurpose rooms, a kitchen, a lounge, a large sunroom that...

Collat Jewish Family Services

At Collat Jewish Family Services we are dedicated to meeting the needs of the Birmingham Jewish and General Communities by providing an array of services that recognizes the uniqueness of every individual or family.  Collat provides numerous services including: Counseling, Care Management, Caregiver Support, In-Home Services, Individuals & Families...

Simon Williamson Clinic’s Diabetes Education & Support Services

Simon-Williamson Clinic is a primary care based multispecialty clinic dedicated to providing the highest quality medical care with kindness, compassion, and integrity. Current clinic patients are referred to diabetes education by their Primary Care Physician. Ms. Pennington works initially one-on-one with the patient. Then there are 8-9 hours of group...

Alabama Cooperative Extension System

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System collaborates with many partners to help people and communities improve their quality of life and economic well-being. We accomplish this mission by providing educational opportunities and information grounded in research-based science. Diabetes activities are diverse -- from cooking classes - to programs on...

Upcoming Events:

Support Group for Patients with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

Birmingham, AL —The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America will continue to provide free monthly support groups for individuals with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and their family members. Friends and caregivers are also invited to attend. The support group meets on the first Thursday of the month at the Brookwood Outpatient Center next to Gold’s...

FMS Diabetes Education Self-Management Program

DETAILS WHERE: 1819 13th Avenue North   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: by appointment only TAGS: Support + Education, Support Groups

FMS Pharmacy is accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators who has studied us and given us certification as an official diabetes education site! Diabetes Education Self-Management Program: Our program that is custom designed to fit your needs and the goals of you and your doctor. This 3 month program consists of 2-hour group...

FMS Pharmacy

FMS Pharmacy is a community-focused, locally owned pharmacy located in Bessemer, AL. We pride ourselves in providing many clinical pharmacy services such as prescription delivery, diabetes education, custom-fitted diabetic shoes, diabetic testing supplies, prescription compounding, medication review services and much more! Please see our FMS Diabetes...

Connect with others: Cooper Green Diabetes Support Group

Cooper Green Mercy Health System offers a monthly Diabetes Support Group Meeting. The Support Group meeting is held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 9:00-10:00 am in the 2nd floor Cafeteria. These support groups are great time to learn more about staying healthy and to hear from others about their experiences with diabetes. In April, Debbie...

Cullman Adult Diabetes Support Group

Have you been diagnosed with Adult Diabetes? If you would like to learn more about Adult Diabetes, join the Adult Diabetes Support Group at Cullman Regional Medical Center. This group is led by Certified Diabetes Educators, Lisa Ellard, CRNP, CDE and Kim Addison, RD, CDE who have been assisting diabetic patients for more than 20 years. This group meets...

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. There is a different...

Scheduled Resources:

Countryside Diabetes

Countryside Diabetes is a Facebook page designed as an online alliance providing encouragement and a platform to exchange information among those living with and caring about diabetes. Countryside Diabetes provides a variety of topics to encourage discussion among members relating to the many topics that provide comprehensive diabetes management.

The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital Diabetes and Nutrition Education

DETAILS WHERE: 2000 6th Ave South   ( Map ) USER RATING: WHEN: Educators are available Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Classes are held weekly. TAGS: Greater Birmingham Area, Support + Education, Diabetes Education Classes, Support + Education, diabetes education, classes

Diabetes Education at The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital is an ADA-Recognized program offering comprehensive diabetes education in group and individual settings. Our classes focus on the AADE Seven Diabetes Self-Care Behaviors: Health Eating, Reducing Risks, Being Active, Healthy Coping, Taking Medications, Monitoring, and Problem Solving. Patients complete...

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...

Birmingham Health Care Metro Clinic

Medical Services provided at Birmingham Health Care (BHC) include urgent and primary care. BHC provides comprehensive and preventive medical care. Please call 205-323-5311 to set up an appointment.

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.

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...

Family Guidance Center

Family Guidance Center of Alabama is a private, non-profit organization that has provided quality services designed to strengthen families since 1959. All services are provided free to the public. Services include individual, marital and family counseling. Other programs include: -Family Resource Center -Case Management Services -Parenting Education...

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...

UAB Comprehensive Community Mental Health Center

UAB Comprehensive Community Mental Health Center offers numerous mental health services. They include the following: 1. Evaluation Clinic - Evaluation Clinic is the entry way to services here and the point at which eligibility for continued treatment is determined for persons that meet criteria for serious mental illness, which include functional...

Samaritan Counseling Center

Samaritan Counseling Centers of Birmingham offers help, hope and healing through Christ-centered, team-oriented counseling. We believe that people were created - mind, body & soul - in the image of God. The Centers offer a variety of counseling services for individuals, children, and families. Please contact them for more information.

Samaritan Counseling Center (Dawson)

Samaritan Counseling Centers of Birmingham offers help, hope and healing through Christ-centered, team-oriented counseling. We believe that people were created - mind, body & soul - in the image of God. The Centers offer a variety of counseling services for individuals, children, and families. Please contact them for more information.

Samaritan Counseling Center (Shelby)

Samaritan Counseling Centers of Birmingham offers help, hope and healing through Christ-centered, team-oriented counseling. We believe that people were created - mind, body & soul - in the image of God. The Centers offer a variety of counseling services for individuals, children, and families. Please contact them for more information.

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,...

Pathways Professional Counseling (Birmingham)

Pathways Professional Counseling is a ministry of the Alabama Baptist Children's Homes & Family Ministries. Pathways Professional Counseling helps individuals and families to seek solutions to their problems through professional, affordable counseling. Pathways specializes in Christ-centered counseling for many areas of treatment including: Depression...

Pathways Professional Counseling (Bessemer)

Pathways Professional Counseling is a ministry of the Alabama Baptist Children's Homes & Family Ministries. Pathways Professional Counseling helps individuals and families to seek solutions to their problems through professional, affordable counseling. Pathways specializes in Christ-centered counseling for many areas of treatment including: Depression...

Shelby Baptist Hospital Diabetes Education Program

Shelby Baptist Hospital provides diabetes education and support. A Certified Diabetes Educator teaches an American Diabetes Association certified program.  Free diabetes education classes and support meetings are provided. Please call to get the 2013 schedule.

Hoover Senior Center

The Hoover Senior Center opened in 2007. The Center offers a variety of programs for seniors including exercise classes and other special events. The Center is the perfect place to meet others, enjoy a good cup of coffee and participate in activities. The Center offers a creative arts room, 2 multipurpose rooms, a kitchen, a lounge, a large sunroom that...

Simon Williamson Clinic’s Diabetes Education & Support Services

Simon-Williamson Clinic is a primary care based multispecialty clinic dedicated to providing the highest quality medical care with kindness, compassion, and integrity. Current clinic patients are referred to diabetes education by their Primary Care Physician. Ms. Pennington works initially one-on-one with the patient. Then there are 8-9 hours of group...

Vestavia Hills Overeaters Anonymous

The Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church hosts the Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Thursdays at 7:00PM. 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 recovery from...

Support Groups at St. Vincent’s East

DETAILS WHERE: 50 Medical Park East Drive Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: There are free support groups offered once a month (third Thursday) at 6:30pm. TAGS: Roebuck/South East Lake, Healthy Families, Support Groups for Families and Children, Support + Education, Support Groups

The Diabetes Education Center at St. Vincent's East is recognized by the American Diabetes Association.  There are free support groups offered once a month (third Thursday) at 6:30pm. Please call to reserve your spot today. Additionally,  a meal can be ordered for $4/person.

St. Vincent’s East Diabetes Education Center

The Diabetes Education Center at St. Vincent's East is recognized by the American Diabetes Association. The Diabetes Education Center provides individual and group instruction for persons to better manage their diabetes. Morning, afternoon, and evening classes are available. There are free support groups offered once a month (third Thursday) at 6:30pm....

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.

Hoover Overeaters Anonymous

The Riverchase Methodist Church in Hoover, AL hosts the Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Saturdays at 10:30AM. 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 recovery...

EAMC’s Diabetes and Nutrition Center

East Alabama Medical Center (EAMC) offers a variety of services to their patients living with diabetes. EAMC's Diabetes and Nutrition offers Diabetes Self-Management Training along with other services including Medical Nutrition Therapy, One on One Diabetes and Nutrition Counseling.

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...

North Birmingham Diabetes Support Group

Join us to talk about diabetes. Our group meets on the third Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m. at the North Birmingham Library.

SMART Recovery Birmingham Meeting

DETAILS WHERE: 4126 Autumn Lane Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Effective 09.24.2015, our Thursday 8 pm SMART Recovery Birmingham Meeting at 401 Beacon Parkway West has been dissolved. We will change locations and offer a Thursday Meeting from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at The Moore Institute (the same location as our regular Tuesday Meeting) at 4126 Autumn Lane in Vestavia/Cahaba Heights beginning on Thursday 10.01.2015. TAGS: Support + Education, Support Groups

SMART Recovery Birmingham helps people recover from all types of addiction and addictive behaviors, including: drug abuse, drug addiction, substance abuse, alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, cocaine addiction, prescription drug abuse, sexual addiction, and problem addiction to other substances and activities. Join us at The Moore Institute, Thursday...

Celebrate Recovery Support Group

Celebrate Recovery is a faith-based support group for people struggling with issues including food. Ashbury United Methodist Church (UMC) is a growing church in the North Shelby County area. Through worship, small groups and fellowship, Celebrate Recovery ® will work with you to learn new behaviors to find peace in the midst of dysfunctional...

Online and Other Unscheduled Resources:

FREE Community Grief Support Services

Community Grief Support Services (CGSS) is a safe place where people grieving the death of a loved one can find hope and healing and meet with others who have had this experience and understand. Together they learn how to regain control of their lives in an environment of care, comfort and healing. CGSS offers grief support in the form of private...

Community Education South

This is a Senior Citizen Symposium that will address common health care issues of the elderly to include Diabetes, Hypertension and Stress Management. Widowhood, Medicare/Medicaid coverage and approaches to promote optimal holistic wellness are incorporated to establish health compliance. A physician/practitioner will present changes that normally occur...

YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MUbD2tjE9F4 The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is a yearlong, lifestyle change intervention designed specifically for adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  Participants meet together weekly as a small group to take small steps that lead to big changes! New Classes begin...

UAB Connections Support Group

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Healthcare, Eye Care, Support + Education, Support Groups

UAB Connections is a health education program consisting of a combination of educational, social, recreational/leisure, and physical activities. The goal of the curriculum is to share eye health knowledge and research, improve coping skills and quality of life, and to maximize independence within the context of peer support. Trained health educators...

Brookwood Medical Center Diabetes Management Program

The diabetes management and patient education services at Brookwood Medical Center are designed to help patients control their disease and may assist in decreasing the risk of long-term complications. Self-care management skills provide instruction to patients and family members on nutrition, exercise, medications, blood glucose monitoring and ways to...

Songs for Sight

This is a peer support group for children with vision impairment and their families.  Childhood vision impairment is a rare condition and often children with vision impairment have never met another child with similar challenges.  The Songs for Sight Youth Low Vision Support Group provides the opportunity for children and parents to know that they are...

St. Vincent’s Diabetes Education Center

The Diabetes Education  Center provides individual and group instruction in various topics related to diabetes management.  They also have free support group that meets on the third Thursday of every month and 6:00 pm. For more information call the East Diabetes Education center at (205) 838-3541.

Make Every Day World No Tobacco Day

Celebrating 2 years! The Magic City went smoke free on June 1st, 2012 a day after the World Health Organization’s World No Tobacco Day. Let’s celebrate a smoke-free city on May 31st. This is a time for organizations all over the world to highlight the health risks related to tobacco use. Globally, tobacco use is the most preventable cause of death....

Know your Risk: American Diabetes Association Alert Day®

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Support + Education, Hotlines/Online Resources

American Diabetes Association Alert Day® is an annual event when the ADA asks Americans to learn more about their risk for type 2 diabetes by taking their Diabetes Risk Test. This is a quick quiz that will ask you questions about your height, weight, age, family history, activity level, and other risk factors. Alert Day takes place on the fourth Tuesday...

24/7, 365 days of the year. Diabetes doesn’t stop. Neither should you.

Every day you make an extraordinary effort to manage your diabetes. Here are some resources to help you work toward your goals:   1. Support Groups: Talk about managing diabetes at Oasis Women's Counseling Center, FMS Pharmacy Free Support Group, Cooper Green Health System's Support Groups and more.   2. Healthy Eating: Learn new recipes...

Diabetes Books and Resources at the Homewood Library

The Homewood Public Library has put together a comprehensive list of their diabetes related books and resources. The list includes cookbooks and diet books, books on exercise, books for teens, and books on diabetes and treatment. These titles below are available for check out at the Homewood Library. If you cannot get to the Homewood Library, you can...

The Delicious Dietician

The Delicious Dietician is a private practice providing one-on-one dietary guidance and easy-to-follow meal plans tailored to your needs. The practice has a program specifically designed for people diagnosed with diabetes that follows their mission of real food for real people. The Delicious Dietician has several locations in Birmingham and Fultondale, as...

Mental Health Resource Directory for Alabama

The Mental Health Resource Directory for Alabama is a helpful tool to link people to mental health services in Alabama. The site includes a broad range of resources, including non-profit organizations, private practitioners, groups, and individuals who provide mental health services, treatment, information, support, and referral services. You can search...

Taking Control of Diabetes: How 3 famous women live with diabetes

  By: April Agne, MPH (March 2013) Many women live strong, healthy and happy with diabetes. However, these women struggle day to day like many individuals living diabetes. Here we recognize their stories of struggle, triumph, and strategies to manage their diabetes.  Patti LaBelle, singer/author/actor (age 68, Type 2...

Diabetes Support Groups in Alabama

Diabetes Support Groups in Alabama is a site with a listing of support groups by county in Alabama. It provides a launch point to look for a group near you. This site is offered by Daily Diabetes which provides a variety of information on diabetes.

Wilson Quality Consulting, LLC

Wilson Quality Consulting, LLC (WQC) has an unique Annual Impact Monitoring and Evaluation System (AIMES) designed by Dr. Wilson. This monitoring system helps to ensure an unprecedented level of accountability, based on information gathered from various community and evidence-based programs. AIMES data allows WQC to measure the impact/outcome of every...

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...

Dawson Family of Faith’s Healthy Lifestyles

Dawson Family of Faith offers Healthy Lifestyles classes. They enroll up to 25 people for this 2-3 week diabetes management class. Enrollment begins in November and fills quickly. Please contact Debbie Moss for more information.

Health InfoNet of Alabama

Health InfoNet of Alabama is a free, award-winning health information service of the medical and public libraries throughout the state. Services include assistance with locating targeted, reliable, up to date health information, educational presentations on finding and evaluating health information online, and a database of health services throughout the...

Planet D

Planet D is the America Diabetes Association's interactive and informational website for children and adolescents living with diabetes. You'll find great information on diabetes and how to manage diabetes on a daily basis.

Live Empowered (African American Initiatives)

To address the growing diabetes epidemic, the American Diabetes Association created a targeted approach called African American Initiatives. This initiative is an aggressive campaign designed to increase awareness of the rates of diabetes among African Americans, provide information about the seriousness of diabetes and its complications, teach the...

Everyday Wisdom Kit

The Everyday Wisdom ™ Kit  is tool designed to help families of children with type 1 diabetes live with diabetes everyday. The Everyday Wisdom Kit helps families plan for everyday moments and events such as birthday parties, playing sports and getting behind the wheel. The Kit comes in a reusable lunch bag and includes numerous guides, an interactive...

Collat Jewish Family Services

At Collat Jewish Family Services we are dedicated to meeting the needs of the Birmingham Jewish and General Communities by providing an array of services that recognizes the uniqueness of every individual or family.  Collat provides numerous services including: Counseling, Care Management, Caregiver Support, In-Home Services, Individuals & Families...

Alabama Cooperative Extension System

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System collaborates with many partners to help people and communities improve their quality of life and economic well-being. We accomplish this mission by providing educational opportunities and information grounded in research-based science. Diabetes activities are diverse -- from cooking classes - to programs on...

Community Education South

This is a Senior Citizen Symposium that will address common health care issues of the elderly to include Diabetes, Hypertension and Stress Management. Widowhood, Medicare/Medicaid coverage and approaches to promote optimal holistic wellness are incorporated to establish health compliance. A physician/practitioner will present changes that normally occur...

UAB Comprehensive Community Mental Health Center

UAB Comprehensive Community Mental Health Center offers numerous mental health services. They include the following: 1. Evaluation Clinic - Evaluation Clinic is the entry way to services here and the point at which eligibility for continued treatment is determined for persons that meet criteria for serious mental illness, which include functional...

Countryside Diabetes

Countryside Diabetes is a Facebook page designed as an online alliance providing encouragement and a platform to exchange information among those living with and caring about diabetes. Countryside Diabetes provides a variety of topics to encourage discussion among members relating to the many topics that provide comprehensive diabetes management.

The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital Diabetes and Nutrition Education

DETAILS WHERE: 2000 6th Ave South   ( Map ) USER RATING: WHEN: Educators are available Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Classes are held weekly. TAGS: Greater Birmingham Area, Support + Education, Diabetes Education Classes, Support + Education, diabetes education, classes

Diabetes Education at The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital is an ADA-Recognized program offering comprehensive diabetes education in group and individual settings. Our classes focus on the AADE Seven Diabetes Self-Care Behaviors: Health Eating, Reducing Risks, Being Active, Healthy Coping, Taking Medications, Monitoring, and Problem Solving. Patients complete...

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...