Health Education Program

Health education is available to IHC medical members that have Diabetes or other chronic conditions such as hypertension. Having these conditions can be complicated and our health educators are here to teach you about the condition, how to manage it, and set goals with you to improve your health and well being. If you want to quit smoking, our health educators can also help you with that. Heath educators can see you before or after your medical appointments, or you can make a separate appointment to see the health educator. You can also receive health education over the phone.
The Diabetes Education and Empowerment Program is a 6-week group education program for IHC medical patients that are at risk for diabetes or have diabetes. It is a fun, interactive program gives you a better understanding of diabetes and how to manage it.

Program Eligibility

All IHC members are eligible to receive Health Education. A provider referral is not necessary.

List of Staff

Brooklynn Lewis, RN (Navajo)–CWO Registered Nurse Manager

Ronalyn Valdez –Health Educator

Jessica Denetclaw (Navajo) –Health Educator Associate

Contact Information

Phone: 408-960-0644

Fax: 408-960-0964

You can get in direct contact with the Health Education Team by contacting:

Brooklynn Lewis, RN ext. 1046

Ronalyn Valdez ext. 2550

Jessica Denetclaw ext. 1039

Location and Hours

Meridian Clinic
Monday and Wednesdays from 8:00 am –5:00 pm

Silver Creek Clinic
Wednesdays from 8:00 am –5:00 pm

Community Wellness and Outreach Center
Tuesday, Thursday, and Fridays from 8:00 am –5:00 pm

Insurance and Payments Accepted

Health Education is a free benefit for IHC members.


Smoking Cessation Resources

Diabetes Resources

Diabetes Education and Empowerment Program Information