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Education and Support Groups

“We were born to unite with our fellow men, and to join in community with the human race.” - Cicero

Mahaska Health Partnership isn’t just committed to our community – we are our community. We are your friends and neighbors. We meet unexpectedly over ice-burg lettuce at the grocery store. We pass each other in the street, look up, and smile.

As part of our Mahaska County community, your wellbeing is important to us, which is why we share our resources to ensure classes and support groups are local and convenient. We work with local and national organizations and educated individuals to bring workshops, classes and support groups to the MHP campus so the support you need is never far away.

Learn to Help Yourself and Others with MHP Classes:
  • First Aid/CPR/AED –Learn how to save a life. The $40 fee covers book and card fees.

  • Mental Health First Aid – Learn what to do if someone you know is experiencing mental health or substance abuse crises, $35.

  • Free Heart Health Workshop – Learn to live well with heart disease and congestive heart failure.

  • Birthing Center Prenatal, Lamaze & Breastfeeding – Free for those delivering at MHP.

  • Diabetes WISE – Wellness in Self Management, how to successfully live with diabetes.

  • Diabetes Prevention Program – A class for those at high risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.

  • Freedom from Smoking 8-week program – A step-by-step method of quitting.

Find Support at MHP Campus:
  • Alzheimer’s Support Group – Organized by community members for anyone who has been affected by Alzheimer’s.

  • Diabetes Support Group – For those living with diabetes and their caregivers, lead by MHP Diabetes Educator, Sharon Ferguson, RN.

  • Hospice Support Groups – For those grieving the loss of a loved one, we’ve developed three different free support groups: the Bereaved Parents Support Group, the Adult Grief Support Group, and the Treasured Memories Support Group (in which adults can create a memoriam scrapbook for their loved one).