The rate of opioid overdose deaths doubled in Wisconsin from 2006 to 2015. La Crosse County alone had 23 opioid related deaths in 2016, the most ever. The human and financial toll is even more staggering when you consider the entire U.S. To help combat this problem, Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare will be providing opioid abuse education to community members at no charge. This course is one component within a comprehensive statewide strategy to address prescription drug abuse in the best interest of public health and safety.
Child and Babysitting Safety
Your child can become a great babysitter! Classes are held monthly on the La Crosse Campus. View the schedule of sessions under "Classes and Events" (search for La Crosse)
Healing Through Grief
Spiritual Care offers a series for those who have experienced a loss. Sessions are held at 5:30 p.m. on alternating Mondays on the La Crosse Campus and topics change with each meeting. View the current schedule of meetings and topics.
New Mom & Baby Group
The Family Health Clinic hosts a weekly meeting of new moms and their newborns for conversation, discussion, education and support. The group meets Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Sally Olson Conference Room. Use the Family Health Clinic entrance at 815 10th Street South. There is no charge to be part of the group. Call 608-392-4172 for additional information.
Additional information about select groups may be found in the related clinical department web.
The Mayo Clinic Diet Program
The Mayo Clinic Diet Program is based on the New York Times bestseller, The Mayo Clinic Diet: Eat well. Enjoy life. Lose weight. A 12-week class providing information on weight loss, nutrition, physical activity, and other healthy lifestyle behaviors, lead by expert facilitators, including registered dietitians, an exercise physiologist, and a psychology counselor (PhD). Presented in a group setting to promote an environment of sharing and support, Class sessions for 2018 are now listed under Classes and Events (Search for La Crosse or Onalaska)
A New Me: Healthy Balance Matters
A New Me is a 12-week comprehensive, holistic lifestyle program that provides the tools and motivation to help participants improve healthy behaviors and maintain a well-balanced, meaningful life. Weekly classes are facilitated by a registered dietitian, exercise physiologist, stress management expert, and a certified health and wellness coach. Participants also attend bi-weekly small group coaching sessions which offer support, self-discovery, accountability, and a chance to celebrate successes. Facilitated by wellness coaches, these sessions help bridge the gap between knowledge gained in the large class and the actual follow-through on commitments that align with participants’ values and priorities. Find the schedule under Classes and Events.
Contact the Franciscan Healthcare Training Center at 608-392-9786. (Businesses seeking group training should contact Occupational Health at 608-392-9769.)