Community Health - Black Hawk College

Community Health

Program Description

In-person vs. virtual classroom?

  • An in-person class provides the traditional on-site instruction.
  • Virtual classroom provides real-time, online instruction. A student is responsible for the technology needed to attend a class virtually.

 

Becoming a Foster Parent

Presented by Foster Care Alliance

Have you ever considered becoming a foster parent but weren’t sure where to start? Do you have questions regarding qualifications or if this is the right fit for you?  Representatives from the Foster Care Alliance will be available to help with these questions and more. The Foster Care Alliance promotes cooperation among foster care agencies in the Quad Cities. Their goal is to educate and support foster families and to nurture and protect children in the child welfare system.  Close to 28,000 children are in foster care in Illinois and Iowa with more children entering the system every day. Come to this free informational session to learn how you can help a foster child.

1 Saturday           Oct. 17                         9:30 – 11:30 a.m.              Outreach – Rm. 204             Fee FREE

In-person CRN 80994                             Virtual classroom CRN 80995

The session is FREE; however, registration is required.

 

Zumba

Instructor: T. Gomez

Combine motivating music and high energy with unique moves and combinations that allow you to dance away your worries. Zumba is fun, easy and can be done at your own level. The music will move from today’s songs to Latin and international. Routines will feature aerobic/fitness with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Please wear comfortable clothing that allows ease of movement.

6 Thursdays        Oct. 15 – Nov. 19        7:00 – 8:00 p.m.        Bldg. 3 – Lower Gym    Fee $39

In-person CRN 80996

 

Yoga

Instructor: M. Woods

Bring your body and mind together in one harmonious experience. Improve your breathing capacity and increase your flexibility and strength through a focus on traditional yoga poses, breath work, balance and relaxation. All levels are welcome. Bring a yoga mat or a large towel and dress in comfortable, loose-fitting clothing.

6 Tuesdays          Oct. 6 – Nov. 17         6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

In-person CRN 80997    Bldg. 3 – Lower Gym       Fee $49

(No class Nov. 3)

 

Emergency Preparedness for Individuals with Disabilities     New

Instructor: B. Smith, M.S., Cert. AHA BLS Instr., Cert. ARC BLS/First Aid Instr.

Address the challenges and accommodations needed for the development of an emergency preparedness plan for people with disabilities such as activity limitations, requirement of specialized equipment or mental health conditions. Strategies and considerations will be discussed while exploring the individual needs that must be met in order to safely navigate an emergency situation.

1 Tuesday            Oct. 27                         10:00 a.m. – Noon            Outreach – Rm. 204             Fee $35

In-person CRN 80969                             Virtual classroom CRN 80970

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 2 CEs provided for social workers, nursing home administrators, massage therapists, dietitian/nutrition counselors, and physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.

 

Nutrition Basics     New

Instructor: D. Skelton, B.S

Learn the basics on how to fuel your body in this nutrition continuing education class. We will discuss macronutrients (Carbs, Proteins, and Fats) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) and how they work together to fuel your body and give you energy.

3 Tuesdays          Oct. 6 – Oct. 20           5:00 – 7:00 p.m.        Bldg. 2-Rm 115            Fee $35

In-person CRN 80971                             Virtual classroom CRN 80972

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 6 CEs provided for social workers, nursing home administrators, massage therapists, and dietitian/nutrition counselors.

 

Changing Diet Behaviors     New

Instructor: D. Skelton, B.S.

Explore the effects of dieting on your body and diet culture. We will discover how to change your views and habits to create a better relationship with food and your body.

3 Tuesdays                  Oct. 27 – Nov. 17    5:00 – 7:00 p.m.    Bldg. 2 – Rm. 115                         Fee $35

In-person CRN 80973           Virtual classroom CRN 80974

(No class Nov. 3)

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 6 CEs provided for social workers, nursing home administrators, massage therapists, and dietitian/nutrition counselors.

 

Keeping Your Brain Healthy with Food      New

Instructor: T. Pangan, PhD, RDN

There is growing research evidence that what you eat can affect your brain health, both your mood and cognition. This class will cover the link between specific components in food like omega-3 oil, resveratrol, flavonoids, antioxidants, herbs and how we feel and how we age specifically related to dementia.  What is the research saying?  What can we do?  And what can we recommend to patients?  Should we eat chocolate?  Drink green tea?  If so, what form?  All these questions will be answered and more.  Recipes highlighting key nutrients and phytochemicals will be shared too.

1 Thursday          Nov. 19                        5:00 – 7:00 p.m.        Outreach – Rm. 106    Fee $35

In-person CRN 80975

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 2 CEs provided for social workers, nursing home administrators, massage therapists, and dietitian/nutrition counselors.

 

Mindful Eating

Instructor: Dr. D. Mizener, Ed.D.

What is your relationship with food? Mindful eating is allowing yourself to become aware of the positive and nurturing opportunities that are available through food selection and preparation. Learn to change your relationship with food by using all your senses in choosing to eat food that is both satisfying to you and nourishing to your body, acknowledging your responses to food (likes, dislikes or neutral) without judgment, and becoming aware of physical hunger and satiety cues to guide your decisions to begin and end eating.

4 Wednesdays   Oct. 7 – Oct. 28           1:00 – 2:00 p.m.        Outreach – Rm. 204    Fee $35

In-person CRN 80976

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 4 CEs provided for social workers, nursing home administrators, massage therapists, and dietitian/nutrition counselors.

 

Mindfulness Meditation

Instructor: Dr. D. Mizener, Ed.D.

This course is a practical guide to developing the skill of mindfulness and applying it to every aspect of daily life. Practicing mindfulness over time reveals and develops the qualities of wisdom and compassion. The foundational technique for cultivating mindfulness is the practice of meditation. Each week, you will learn how to become more mindful and practice various mindfulness meditations.

4 Wednesdays   Oct. 7 – Oct. 28           6:00 – 7:00 p.m.        Outreach – Rm. 204    Fee $35

In-person CRN 80977                             Virtual classroom CRN 80978

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 4 CEs provided for social workers, nursing home administrators, massage therapists, physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.

 

The Art of Healing Part I     New

Instructor: Dr. D. Mizener, Ed.D.

Throughout our existence, we have been told of individuals who have healed themselves from various illnesses. These phenomena have often been referred to as “medical miracles” or “unexpected remissions.” Recently, researchers decided to interview people who survived illnesses and have identified seven keys to healing. Learn about the factors that influence our health, quality and length of life and practice techniques that have been shown to be effective and beneficial to our health.

4 Tuesdays          Sept. 29 – Oct. 20      6:00 – 7:00 p.m.        Outreach – Rm. 204    Fee $35

In-person CRN 80982                             Virtual classroom CRN 80985

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 4 CEs provided for social workers, nursing home administrators, massage therapists, physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.

 

The Art of Healing Part II     New

Instructor: Dr. D. Mizener, Ed.D.

Research has identified several common factors that individuals have utilized to heal themselves from severe and chronic illness.  These same factors can also be used to help prevent illnesses.  We will examine what these valuable factors are as well as how to apply and implement them into our everyday lives.   The Art of Healing – Part I is not a prerequisite.

4 Tuesdays                  Oct. 27 – Nov. 24    6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Outreach – Rm. 204                       Fee $35

In-person CRN 80986           Virtual classroom CRN 80987

(No class Nov. 3)

Professional Continuing Education Credits: 4 CEs provided for social workers, nursing home administrators, massage therapists, physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.

 

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training     New     

Instructor: K. Keesecker, B.S., CMA, FEMA CERC

Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR) requires a Sexual Harassment Prevention Training continuing education (CE) credit for all who hold a professional license issued by the Division of Professional Regulation (DPR) that requires CEs to renew. The new law requires licensees to complete a one-hour CE course in sexual harassment prevention training and is effective for all renewals on or after Jan. 1, 2020, where CE is required. This course meets that requirement.

Topics will include (though not be limited to):

  • Hostile work environment
  • Quid pro quo harassment
  • Third-party harassment
  • Risk factors for harassment
  • Social media in the workplace
  • Abusive conduct and bullying
  • Unwanted romantic attention
  • Compliments in the workplace
  • Welcome vs. unwelcome conduct
  • Risks of relationships at work
  • Bystander intervention
  • Retaliation
  • Unconscious bias
  • Remedies

This course will provide important definitions regarding types of violence and harassment, as well as their effects on the individual and the organization, appropriate vs. inappropriate employer interventions, and prevention.

1 Tuesday            Dec. 1                           6:00 – 7:00 p.m.        Fee $20

Virtual classroom CRN 80988

Certificate of completion will be awarded.

Professional Continuing Education Credits:  1 CE provided for social workers, nursing home administrators, massage therapists, dietitian/nutrition counselors, physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.

 

Diet, Nutrition and the Human Microbiome            New

Instructor: K. Keesecker, B.S., CMA, FEMA CERC

The microbiome is widely considered to be the most recently discovered human organ system. Within this system is an important subset located within the large intestine. Environment, medication use, genes and diet all play a large role in determining the kind of microbiota living in each person’s colon. Fiber intake, short-chain fatty acids and other factors can affect the type and amount of microbiota in the intestines, the colon’s pH, and its ability to determine the type of microbes able to survive in this environment. Lower pH can limit the growth of harmful bacteria, such as C. diff. Short-chain fatty acids can help in stimulation of the colon’s immune cell activity and can even help in maintenance of normal blood glucose levels and cholesterol.

This two-hour class can aid in initially familiarizing and/or strengthening your understanding of the human microbiome, implications of diet and nutrition specifically on the large intestine’s microbiome, as well as short- and long-term consequences of dietary choices.

1 Tuesday            Dec. 8                           6:00 – 8:00 p.m.        Fee $35

Virtual classroom CRN 80989

Professional Continuing Education Credits:  2 CEs provided for social workers, nursing home administrators, massage therapists, dietitian/nutrition counselors, and physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.