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Community Health Education and Engagement Referral Program (CHEER)

Health Plan of San Joaquin is dedicated to helping members stay healthy and happy. We provide services and programs that help members manage their health. We have partnered with organizations in our community to provide members with quality health education classes to achieve and maintain healthy lifestyles and promote positive health outcomes.
Referral Process How does a member enroll in a class?
A member can enroll or can be referred by their doctor. To enroll:

  1. Call Customer Service 888.936. PLAN (7526) or (TTY/TDD) 711 and ask for help enrolling in a health education class.
  2. Or, fill out the Health Education Referral Form online or download the form here and fax it to our Health Education team.
  3. You can also talk to your doctor about getting a referral.

Community Health Education Programs

Community Health Education Programs

Health Education classes are FREE to members of Health Plan of San Joaquin. If you require help in a language other than English, 24-hour interpreter services are available.

HPSJ’s Prenatal Health Program

(Birthing classes, health tips, and more)

The program strives to improve birth outcomes and guide the mother with the care of her newborn. Health Plan of San Joaquin’s prenatal program is for all pregnant members of any age.

Chronic Disease, Self-Management Program

(Better Choices, Better Health® Workshop)

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is a workshop given two and a half hours, once a week, for six weeks, in community settings. People with different chronic health problems attend together. Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both of whom are non-health professionals with chronic diseases themselves.
  • Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation,
  • Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance
  • Appropriate use of medications
  • Communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals
  • Nutrition
  • Decision making
  • How to evaluate new treatments

Smoking Cessation

(Group and telephonic counseling )

Health Plan of San Joaquin provides individual, group and telephonic counseling for members of any age who use tobacco products. Primary Care Physician’s (PCPs) provide individual counseling and can refer members to the CA Smoking Cessation Program for telephonic counseling. We help members including teens, pregnant smokers, and tobacco chewers to quit smoking.
The California Smokers’ Helpline is a free stop smoking program that doubles your chance of quitting for good. Enrollment into a program qualifies members for 3 months of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). They have lots of tools to help you. If you would like free assistance by talking to someone please visit this link. To Text, click here , For Spanish: https://www.nobutts.org/spanish.

Providers, to refer patients to the California smoke helpline please visit this link.


Disease Management Programs

(For members with confirmed diagnosis. )

Health Plan of San Joaquin offers several disease management programs including: Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Diabetes and Congestive Heart Failure. All programs are designed for members with confirmed diagnosis.

Health Education Programs Include:

  • Chronic Disease, Self-Management Program
  • Nutrition
  • Prenatal Education
  • Childbirth Education

Health Education Materials

Health Plan of San Joaquin offers a variety of low literacy health education materials to support member education. If you would like Health Education material to support you on your journey to a healthier you, please click on the following topics to learn more:


Posted on June 20th, 2016 and last modified on March 14th, 2018.