CHRONIC DISEASE PROGRAM
420 Mulberry St
Evansville, IN 47713
The Chronic Disease Program is part of the Nursing Division of the Vanderburgh County Health Department. Our staff of registered nurses are available Monday through Thursday, 8:00AM to 3:30PM. The objective of this program is to reduce the incidence of disease and death in Vanderburgh County related to hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and renal disease.
SERVICES PROVIDED (all free) INCLUDE:
BLOOD PRESSURE ASSESSMENT CERTIFICATION
EVANSVILLE IN MOTION 2nd EDITION WALKING BOOKLET
Blood Pressure (BP) Screenings at sites around Vanderburgh County. View calendar: monthly
Follow-Up as needed for:
• BP elevations at previous screenings
• monitoring BP following new medication treatment
• referrals from primary care providers
Referrals: Will make necessary referrals to doctors, healthcare clinics, other community agencies, public health nurses or classes.
BLOOD PRESSURE ASSESSMENT CERTIFICATION:
Training is available for health care providers on current BP guidelines, BP technique, and BP devices, to establish a standard of proficiency in Vanderburgh County. Call 812-435-5015 to schedule.
Fasting blood glucose screening in our office by appointment (812-435-5015), with referrals to doctor as needed. View fasting blood glucose ranges
Education and counseling: General information given related to the prevention and management of diabetes including:
• Diabetes risk assessment quiz
with prevention information packet
• Physical activity packet with walking booklet and step meter to promote exercise
• Standards of care guidelines
We are available to participate in community health fairs, and we offer presentations on the management and prevention of chronic disease for public meetings. Topics could include information on diet, weight, physical activity, medications, smoking cessation and recommended guidelines for health screenings.
Contact us at 812-435-5015.
Resource list for Smoking Cessation classes in community
EVANSVILLE IN MOTION 2nd EDITION WALKING BOOKLET:
Measured walking and running paths in Vanderburgh County. View booklet.
We offer themed messages monthly containing timely information about chronic disease, including advice on prevention by living a healthy lifestyle.
www.americanheart.org www.diabetes.org www.kidney.org www.cdc.gov
www.cancer.org www.in.gov/inshape www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org