Unity offers many services and wellness programs to help support and provide the tools patients need to hit your personal health and behavioral health goals. Speak with your provider about whether these services or programs are a good fit for you and/or your family.

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The National Diabetes Prevention Program is a proven program that can help you prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.

One in three Americans have prediabetes.  Without weight loss or moderate physical activity, many people can develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years.

“So many people in our community have prediabetes and diabetes,” said Vince Keane, CEO & President of Unity Health Care.  “The Diabetes Prevention Program offers a real chance to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes by helping people lose weight and get healthier.”

The program meets once a week for 6 months, then once or twice a month for the next 6 months.  You will learn about healthy eating, physical activity, managing stress and more!  In addition, meet and find support from others in the community who are also working to prevent diabetes.

There are three ways you can find out if you are eligible to participate in the Diabetes Prevention Program -


Group Visits

Group visits allow you the opportunity to receive health and behavioral support in a safe setting led by a health care provider at your community health center. We offer many group visit programs for patients. Our group visits include support for people who have experienced trauma or nutrition and exercise classes for healthy weight loss. As a patient of Unity, your provider can suggest a group visit program that supports your health goals.

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Teen Clinic

Our Teen Clinic is a safe, friendly, and comfortable place for teens to get healthcare. The Teen Clinic is at our Brentwood, Parkside, and East of the River Health Centers. Unity staff at our Teen Clinics love working with teens and young adults and will listen to you about any of your health concerns.


Produce Prescription Program

Unity is partnering with DC Greens to bring you Produce Rx. Produce Rx is for patients who are worried about how they will get their next meal or who have diet related chronic illnesses like diabetes or high blood pressure. Produce Rx patients are given a monthly prescription for fresh fruits and vegetables that can be used at local farmers’ markets.

Patients who are in the Produce Rx program visit their health center every month to check in on their health. The patient also goes to a one-hour class for nutritional lessons and to learn how to make healthy recipes. At the nutrition class, a DC Greens staff member will take the patient’s prescription and give out a check that can be spent at farmers’ markets in the city.

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Parks Rx Program

Parks Rx is a fun program to get you moving in local parks. Your health care provider will talk to you about how to get out and move more outside. Your provider will also work with you to find fun ways to use your neighborhood park to get in more exercise. To learn more about this program, visit Park Rx America.


We Can!

We Can! helps overweight and obese children and their parents maintain a healthy weight through diet and more exercise. Classes are held at Unity health centers. In class you will work out and learn how to meet your weight and health goals.