ABOUT  THIP

The next round of classes begins April 4th and 5th, 2018

UC-VEG (Umpqua Community Veg Education Group) presents the Total Health Improvement Program!  A team of facilitators, representing a diverse array of medical and professional backgrounds, serve as your guides on your journey through the Total Health Improvement Program, with guest presenters joining in occasionally from around and outside the county.   

The course outline includes: disease prevention, living a healthy lifestyle, nutrition, movement and exercise, avoidance of chemicals and toxins, the greater impacts of our dietary choices, mindfulness and learning how to view and manage stress and vulnerability and lasting happiness. 

Afternoon and evening options for attending class are available:
Wednesdays from 2:00-4:00 pm
Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 pm

The next round of classes begins April 4th and 5th, 2018
While registration is not required, you are welcome to contact UC-VEG for more information.  
Location:
Better Living Center, located at 1129 NW Garden Valley Blvd. in Roseburg, Oregon (next to the Seventh Day Adventist Church,  across from Starbucks).
*Though THIP is not linked with the Seventh Day Adventist Church, UC-VEG is honored to have the support of SDA and accesses to a wonderful venue, and recognizes the parallels that THIP shares with many of the traditional SDA lifestyle choices. 

It is of utmost importance to UC-VEG that the information contained in the 12 week course is disseminated to those that need it. Therefore, there is no fee for the course, though a donation of $40/person is suggested. All facilitators are contributing their time and expertise as a service to the community of Douglas County. Additionally, the book "How Not To Die" by Michael Greger, M.D. is used as the text book for the course. Students are encouraged to obtain their own copy, available for purchase in class for $18 or online for $15-27.00 plus shipping. Thanks to a generous sponsorship from the Umpqua Health Alliance, a participants on Oregon Health Plan will receive a free copy of the book. 

Students are also encouraged to obtain a pedometer, which can be found for a few dollars to $20.00. Fitbits, smartphones, or other types of fitness trackers may also serve the purpose of tracking your steps.