A chronic disease is an illness that once you have it, you will probably have it the rest of your life. However, with proper medical care it can be managed and a healthy life is possible. Examples of chronic diseases:
The Division of Chronic Disease Prevention is pleased to be able to provide a variety of services at Tarrant County Public Health and in the community upon request. We currently offer many free classes and trainings geared toward health promotion and the prevention of chronic diseases. Also, when resources allow, health screenings and literature can be provided to you or your organization. If you would like to request one of our services, please complete the
Various education formats that emphasize preventing Type 2 Diabetes are available. Our awareness efforts include Community Outreach as well as Education Classes here at Tarrant County Public Health. We work closely with the Tarrant County Diabetes Collaboration to provide instructors when needed. All classes are taught by a Certified Health Education Specialist, a Health Educator or a Certified Diabetes Educator.
Curriculum can be tailored to include:
Freedom From Smoking is a free seven-week program designed for Tarrant County residents 18-years and older who want to quit smoking. The program is an American Cancer Society based program that has helped thousands of former smokers learn to live smoke-free.
Topics covered in the program include:
Health For Me is a six-week program that addresses chronic disease self-management. Participants meet for 2 1/2 hours, on a weekly basis, and learn positive ways to cope with their illness (or a loved one’s illness) through various skill building activities.
Target areas include:
A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. The four-week class meets twice a week, and the eight-week class meets once a week. Each class is for two hours.
Visit one of our community partners to Register for A Matter of Balance Class
County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111
Tarrant County provides the information contained in this web site as a public service. Every effort is made to ensure that information provided is correct. However, in any case where legal reliance on information contained in these pages is required, the official records of Tarrant County should be consulted. Tarrant County is not responsible for the content of, nor endorses any site which has a link from the Tarrant County web site.
This site is best experienced with supported browsers: Internet Explorer 9 and above, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Apple Safari. If you use an older or unsupported browser, you might notice that some features do not function properly. Click the browser name above to learn more about the recommended browsers.