Practicing healthy behaviors, such as eating well and exercising while limiting alcohol and tobacco, can have an enormous effect on a person’s life. Every good habit is associated with a reduced risk for heart attack, type 2 diabetes, and other preventable conditions. Learning about and sticking with good habits can be a challenge, which is why it’s important to convey principles and strategies for success.

Promoting Healthy Lifestyles is a web-based course designed to introduce community health workers, volunteers, administrative personnel and other non-clinical workers to the concepts behind maintaining a well-balanced and healthy lifestyle. Using the information they gain, they can work with clients to make positive changes that will help them to effectively manage their life and work.

This course covers some of the essential elements of a healthy lifestyle, including nutrition, fitness, preventative healthcare, and behavioral health. With a handle on basics, participants can help patients choose and find resources in their community that can make them change for the better.


2 weeks, approximately 3 hours per week.


  • Understand major health and wellness concepts
  • Identify local resources for promoting healthier lifestyles, including tobacco cessation, weight control and preventative screening
  • Improve the ability of clients to eat a healthful diet
  • Increase awareness of benefits of physical activity
  • Discover ways to improve behavioral and mental health
  • Understand the link between stress and cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity
  • Apply goal-setting techniques and communicate ways to make committed change
  • Create and maintain a week-long journal as a way to understand food planning, exercise, goal-setting and external effects on healthier lifestyles
  • Understand how lifestyle relates to risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity
  • Identify barriers to change and how to address them

Activities and Quizzes

This course is based on established adult learning principles. Students are given a pre-test to measure knowledge before beginning. Activities and quizzes are delivered immediately after material is presented to reinforce key points and enhance retention. A post-test at the course end measures knowledge-gain.

Who Should Attend

Community health workers, patient navigators, volunteers, administrative personnel and other non-clinical workers.


No previous experience is required. Basic computer experience is required.

Course Delivery Method

This course is delivered via web-based eLearning using our learning management system. It is available as a text-based course and is designed to be led asynchronously by a facilitator.

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