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Health Education

Our goal is to give people the inspiration, tools, and information you need to make healthy choices at every stage of life. San Jose’s Healthy Living Center is an interactive learning space designed to help you navigate all our available health resources. Our trained staff can help you register for classes, find valuable health information, learn about online tools, and get access to counseling as needed. Please call or visit our Center to learn more.

The Health Education Department offers classes and support groups for Kaiser Permanente members and nonmembers with various physical and/or psychological symptoms. All classes are held at Kaiser Permanente facility locations and most require pre-registration. Some classes are supported by your health plan dues and some are not, so fees vary from class to class. Dates and times vary; please refer to the San Jose Health Education Class link below or contact the Health Education center at 408-972-3340 for specific information. To register for any of these classes, please call 408-362-4740


Many classes are offered at no fee to Kaiser Permanente members. Program fees are subject to change and may depend on your health plan coverage. Please refer to your current Evidence of Coverage to confirm the services covered by your plan or call Member Services at 1-800-464-4000. Kaiser Permanente employees receive a discount on all classes.

Cancellations and Refunds:

Refunds will be given for cancellation requests made at least 48 hours prior to the class start date. For additional information concerning registration, contact the Healthy Living Center at 408-972-3340.

Chemical Dependency and Drug Education

  • Addictive Disease
  • Codependency

Managing Ongoing Conditions

  • Caregiver Group
  • Headache Overview
  • Managing Your Headaches
  • Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
  • Pain Management Program
  • Taking Care of Your Kidneys Video

Diabetes Management

  • Blood Sugar Self-Monitoring
  • Diabetes Basics
  • Heart Smart/PHASE: Prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes Every Day
  • Insulin for Diabetes Video Series
  • Living Well with Diabetes

General Health and Wellness

  • Advance Health Care Directives and Life Care Planning
  • Alzheimer’s Caregiver: Support Group
  • Brain Fitness 101: Brain Health For Successful Aging
  • Online Health Coach: Let’s Get Physical
  • HIV Testing

Heart Health

  • Living Better with Heart Failure
  • Heart Failure Behavioral Group
  • Heart Smart/PHASE: Prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes Every Day

Mental and Behavioral Health

  • Anger Management Series
  • Understanding Anxiety Series
  • Couples Communication Series
  • Managing Depression Series
  • Health Journeys: Guided Imagery Programs
  • Online Health Coach: Stress Less
  • Improving Your Sleep Series
  • Mind-Body Health: Stress Management Series
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
  • Pathways to Emotional Wellness
  • Understanding Mental Health: An Overview for Families and Caregivers

Parenting and Children’s Health

  • ADHD Overview for Parents
  • Happy First Birthday
  • Healthy Eating, Active Living for Kids and Families
  • Online Newsletters for Parents
  • Teen Clinic
  • Understanding Your Child’s Asthma Video
  • Young Adults Online

Pregnancy to Newborn: Healthy Beginnings

  • Healthy Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding (available in English & Spanish)
  • Express Childbirth Preparation
  • Introduction to Pediatrics/Newborn Care
  • Late Pregnancy
  • Meet the Midwives
  • Peripartum Emotional Health series (available in English & Spanish)
  • Labor & Delivery Tour

Sleep Health

  • Improving Your Sleep Series

Smoking Cessation

  • Quit Tobacco Workshop
  • Wellness Coaching by Phone
  • Quit Tobacco Medications

Weight Management

  • Body Composition Analysis
  • Healthy Weight Series
  • Healthy Weight Online Series
  • Wellness Coaching by Phone
  • In the Kitchen with Carole
  • Medical Weight Management Program (Orientation Session)
  • Managing Your Weight
  • Online Health Coach: S.M.A.R.T. Eating
  • Weight Loss Surgery Introductory Seminar

Women’s Health

  • Breast Cancer and Your Family History
  • Incontinence Workshop
  • Understanding Infertility
  • Sterilization Options

Clases en Espanol

  • Senderos hacia el bienestar emocional
  • Bienestar Emocional
  • Orientación prenatal
  • Básicos sobre la lactancia materna
  • Taller de trabajo sobre la incontinencia
  • Manejando su Peso
  • Aprenda a alcanzar sus metas de salud con un entrenador de bienestar
  • La diabetes y su salud
  • Programa Peso Saludable