Community Health Education

Bipolar Disorder Discussion

Friday 7:30 am to 8:30 am
Cable 12 - "Rise and Shine" Franklin County

Tune into Cable 12's "Rise and Shine" Franklin County morning program on Friday, January 27, 2017.  

Join in on the discussion with one of Carilion Clinic's Psychiatrist's, Dr. Anita S. Kablinger, M.D., as Dr. Kablinger discusses Bipolar Disorder and the Bipolar Disorder study that she and Carilion Clinic are currently working on and recruiting for.


New Treatment Options for Seizure and Epilepsy

Thursday 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Institute for Orthopaedics and Neurosciences l 2331 Franklin Road, SW, Roanoke, VA 24014

A Community Event to Inspire Better Health:

Come and join Carilion Clinic Neurologist Chinekwu Anyanwu, M.D. and Neurosurgeon Mark Witcher, M.D., Ph.D., to learn about the newest available treatment options for seizures and epilepsy. Our treatments have improved drastically over the past several years, creating therapy options which never existed before. The Carilion Clinic Collaborative Epilepsy Clinic offers its patients the latest, state-of-the-art methods for diagnosis and treatment of seizures including medical and surgical techniques.
Come hear more about the available treatments and see if it can help you or someone you love!
Light refreshments will be provided.

Registration is required.  For more information and/or to register, please contact Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 or Toll-Free at (800) 422-8482.  Please feel free to visit our website 


Grocery Store Tour: Cart Smarts

Wednesday 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Rocky Mount Food Lion - 850 Tanyard Rd, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Eating smart starts with what we put in our grocery cart.

Please join Carilion Clinic registered Dietician, Ann Neussendorfer, to learn more about how to navigate the grocery isles to support healthier eating. 

Participants must be 18 years or older to participate.

Pre-registration is required.  Pre-register by calling Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 and/or Toll-Free at (800) 422-8482.  For more information and/or any questions you may have, please feel free to contact Carilion Clinic Community Health Educator, Gail Nordhaus at (540) 484-8569.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Healthy Living: Weight Challenges and Holiday Eating

Tuesday 9:30 am to 10:30 am
Trinity Ecumenical Parish - 40 Lakemount Drive, Moneta, VA 24121

Many Americans gain between 1 and 5 pounds each holiday season.  while it may not sound like much, most people never manage to lose those extra pounds.

Please join us for a presentation on Weight Challenges and Holiday Eating.  Carilion Clinic Dietician, T.J. Mueller, will discuss ways to help you maintain your weight throughout the holiday season.  

Pre-registration is required.  To pre-register, please contact Parish nurse, Tami Akin at (540) 721-4330, (540) 297-5530 and/or via email:

Complimentary light refreshments will be provided.

Foot Health: Get Back on Your Feet Again

Wednesday 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Franklin Health & Rehabilitation Center - 720 Orchard Ave, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Your feet bear your entire body weight when standing and if they're hurting, it can affect basic mobility and almost every aspect of your life.  If you're suffering with foot pain and want to learn how you can feel better, join us at this free seminar featuring Dr. Robert Schopf, D.P.M., with the Institute for Orthopaedics and Neurosciences at Carilion Clinic.  

Topics to be discussed will include:

  • Basic foot health and care
  • Common foot ailments
  • Tips for treatment and prevention
  • The importance of proper shoe fit

Pre-Registration required.  You MUST Pre-Register by October 24th.  SPACE IS LIMITED! You may Register by phone at (540) 685-1326 or online at

Refreshments will be served!


Sports Training: How Much Is Too Much?

Wednesday 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Institute for Orthopaedics and Neurosciences - Franklin Rd

Sports programs place siginificant physical demands on children's growing bodies. Join Carilion Clinic pediatric orthopaedist Julie Zielinski, M.D., to find out whether your child's athletics balance fitness and skill development without increasing the risk of overuse injuries. Dr. Zielinski will share guidelines to help avoid sports-related damage to bones and soft tissues.

The Plate Method Class

Wednesday 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Carilion Clinic Medical Office Building, Hospital Annex, 3rd Floor Conference Room - 390 S. Main Street, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

To create balanced meals that stay within your carb and calorie allowances, let a 9-inch plate be your guide for healthier meals.  By using The Plate Method you can also reduce portion sizes.

Adults only! The event and class materials are free.  Complimentary light refreshments will be provided.

Pre-registration is required.  To register, please contact Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 and/or Toll-Free (800) 422-8482.

Sleep Coach Approach for Good Health

Wednesday 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Berkshire Rehabilitation & Health Center l 705 Clearview Dr., Vinton, VA 24179

Come and join in the discussion with Carilion Clinic's Dr. Barbara Hutchinson, Psyc.D., to learn strategies for improving the quantity and quality of your sleep.  

Registration is required by September 12, 2016.  Space is limited - pre-register today!   

You can register online at or by calling: (540) 595-3748.  Program and Refreshments are Free!

This presentation is being brought to you by Carilion Clinic and Berkshire Health & Rehabilitation Center.

Pre Diabetes Prevention Program (Franklin County)

Thursday 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Franklin County Public Library - 355 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Prevent Type 2 Diabetes / Read To Wellness

Are you at risk for type 2 Diabetes? Or maybe you've been told by a physician that you are Pre-Diabetic? If you answered yes, please plan to attend the four (4) week Type 2 Diabetes Prevention program from October 6 - November 3, 2016.

The Diabetes Prevention program includes a library issued study guidebook on Diabetes prevention, wellness coach support, optional nutrition and exercise opportunities and more! Read To Wellness is a different type of book club, where members read from one resource book, instead of from several books. 

The kick-off event will be held on Thursday, October 6th in Rocky Mount!  Pre - Registration is required.  You MUST register by Monday, October 3rd.  To register, please call Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 and/or Toll-Free at (800) 422-8482.  Participants must have a valid Franklin County Library card in order to be loaned the study guide.  Library card can be obtained on the evening of the first (1st) class.

* Healthy Resources:
               The Everything Guide to Managing and Reversing Pre-Diabetes by Gretchen Scalpi, RD, CDN, CDE will be one of
               the resources used during this program.  This book can be checked out at the library.  Carilion Clinic Community
              Outreach Coordinator, Gail Nordhaus and other health enthusiasts will help lead those in the club to find healthy
              habits and live more active lifestyles.

For more information and/or any questions you may have, please call (540) 484-8569.

HPV Seminar

Tuesday 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Christiansburg Recreation Center - 1600 North Franklin Street Christiansburg, VA, 24073

What is HPV? Who is affected? Why should I know about it? 

Come out and learn all about Human Papilloma Virus and how it is affecting society today.

Pre-Registration is required.  To register, please contact the Christiansburg Recreation Center Staff at (540) 382-2349.

We hope to see you there!


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