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General Health

Chronic Care Program

MNHC is committed to improving the lives of individuals with chronic conditions. We provide health education to improve patient confidence to manage their conditions, helping them to avoid complications, build greater self-efficacy and improve their health. Patients may participate in individual self-management instruction or group health education. Our chronic care programs are listed below:

  • Individual One-on-One Counseling (with referral from an MNHC medical provider)

    We offer individual nutrition counseling and health coaching for the following chronic conditions:

  • • Pre-Diabetes
  • • Diabetes
  • • Hyperlipidemia (High Cholesterol)
  • • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • • Asthma
  • • Overweight and Obesity
  • Monthly Group Diabetes Education Series

    An opportunity for patients to join together and learn from one another and their health providers. Participants will gain a better understanding of how their behavior, food choices, lifestyle and approach to their diabetes affects their health. Topics include:

  • • The patient’s central role in managing their diabetes
  • • Effective self-management support strategies that include assessment, goal-setting, action planning, problem-solving, & follow-up
  • • Organizing resources to provide support
  • • Nutrition classes and cooking classes
  • • Tips for communicating with your doctor
  • • Glucose (blood sugar) control
  • Peer-to-peer (Promotores) Diabetes Program

    Local community members with diabetes provide prevention and self-care education within their neighborhoods, with others who also suffer from diabetes. Promotores support MNHC events and work closely with other patients and their families. The program is a collaboration with community organizations including the San Francisco Department of Public Health, American Diabetes Association, San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium (SFCCC) the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN), and others.

    Weight Management
  • • Individual counseling with a Registered Dietitian (referral by an MNHC medical provider required)
  • • Nutrition and Exercise Classes scheduled throughout the year

For more information about our chronic care programs, please contact: Jacqueline Gaytan, RD, Chronic Care Coordinator at (415) 552-1013, extension 2221.


MNHC - 240 Shotwell Street - San Francisco, CA 94110 - Phone: (415) 552-1013 - Fax: (415) 431-3178 - Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm

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