Baptist Health Keeping Residents Connected to Health Education Via Virtual Programs

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. –  Baptist Health wants to help keep you connected to the care you need to maintain and manage your health concerns. Eating properly and managing your weight can be tough, especially if you have a health concern like diabetes or an underlying health condition as a result of diabetes.

Baptist Health Community Outreach has added more online classes for several programs so that people can participate from the safety of their own home and maintain social distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

New classes are continually being added. Classes, programs, and health information are listed on Community Outreach’s Facebook page:

A listing of some of the available online options is below:

  • Aim for a Healthy Weight Program: Six-week program led by a registered dietician focusing on how to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight. Classes are held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning May 5.
  • Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP): Free six-session program that teaches about diabetes, its risk factors, how the body works and how to manage your health through nutrition and physical activity. Classes are held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Friday until May 22.
  • Chronic Kidney Disease Classes: Free one-hour sessions that will teach you about chronic kidney disease, its risk factors, causes, and how to manage and protect your kidneys. Classes are offered from 1 to 2 p.m. on the third Monday of each month until July 20.
  • “Know It, Control It” Blood Pressure Education Program: Eight-class high blood pressure program that will provide tips and tools to help manage your blood pressure. Classes are held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. beginning Thursday, April 23, and meeting every other Thursday until June 11.

For more information or to register for the available classes, contact Baptist Health Community Outreach at (501) 202-1540 or visit

Upon registration, participants will be given instruction for how to join, and can log in from a desktop computer with a camera and microphone or use the camera on their mobile device.


Baptist Health is Arkansas’ most comprehensive health care organization with more than 200 points of access that include 11 hospitals; urgent care centers; a senior living community and over 100 primary and specialty care clinics in Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. The system additionally offers a college with studies in nursing and allied health; a graduate residency program; and access to virtual care anytime, anywhere. Baptist Health, as the largest not-for-profit health care organization based in Arkansas, provides care to patients wherever they are through the support of approximately 11,000 employees, groundbreaking treatments, renowned physicians and community outreach programs. For more information about Baptist Health, visit, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or download the myBaptistHealth app. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.