Programs for Health | YMCA DC

Programs for Health

At the Y, we know that every individual has unique health needs. We take “find your healthy” to heart, knowing that what works for some doesn’t work for all.  As an organization serving our community, we have a role to play in promoting the health and health equity of our Y families and surrounding neighbors. Join us in our health promotion programs, many of which are free or offered on a sliding scale basis.

Questions about our programs can be sent to our Community Health department at

All programs are currently offered virtually.

Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring

Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring is a four-month program designed for adults 18 and older who are looking to reduce their high blood pressure.

Cooking Classes

Cooking Classes are for those looking to increase their cooking skills and nutrition knowledge. We offer one-time and series-based cooking classes for kids, adults, seniors and families.

Community Health Information Sessions

Community Health Information Sessions: are for anyone interested in learning more about what the Y has to offer. You can learn about our programs, meet our team, and register for programs. All sessions will be held monthly, via ZOOM, on the first Tuesday of the month at 4pm. We look forward to meeting you!

Diabetes Prevention Program

Diabetes Prevention Program is a year-long program for those who are pre-diabetic. The goal is to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes by healthier eating and physical activity habits.

Dietetic Counseling

Dietetic Counseling is for anyone who would like to speak with a Registered Dietitian for a personalized nutrition care plan to achieve their unique health outcomes. We offer packages of three, six and nine sessions.

Prescribe the Y

Prescribe the Y is for health care providers who would like to refer their patients to our health promotion programs.


See our calendar below for a schedule of community health programs. Click on each date to find registration information.