Houston Health Department

DAWN - Services and Programs


Self-Management Support

Senior Nutrition and Fitness Program
Food, fun, and fitness are combined in this 2-hour group session that teaches seniors low-impact and intensity chair exercises followed by a nutrition lesson and short cooking demonstration. This session is offered at the DAWN center and at various outreach locations.Get fit with our Exerstart Program! Exerstart is a 20-week program designed for individuals looking to get into shape by introducing exercises at a moderate pace to help improve strength, endurance and flexibility. The class meets twice per week for 45 minutes

Diabetes Support Group
Psychological and social issues could be blocking you from adopting healthier behaviors in managing your diabetes. The Diabetes Support group can help you to identify these issues and assist you with strategies to overcome these barriers.

Medication Management Therapy
Classroom and individual topics include: oral diabetic medications and side effects, injectable medications and side effects, blood pressure and cholesterol medications and side effects, and important vaccinations for people with pre-diabetes/diabetes.

Foot Care with Podiatrist Dr. Gomez (monthly)
Learn more about preventive foot care, diabetes related foot conditions and get your questions answered by a doctor that specializes in care of the feet.

DAWN Center Cooking Class

Knowing the Community


A World of Nutrition