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Mission

We empower people to engage in healthy lifestyles by integrating clinical practice, education, research and community programs.

Vision

Establish the practice of healthy lifestyle as the standard of care for the prevention and treatment of chronic disease.

Lifestyle Medicine Virtual Group Visit Calendar

Below is a list of upcoming Lifestyle Medicine Virtual Group Visits that are available to patients receiving Primary Care at Mass General. Please click on each individual calendar event for details and information for signing up.

What Is Lifestyle Medicine?

"Lifestyle medicine is an evidence-based approach to preventing, treating and even reversing diseases by replacing unhealthy behaviors with positive ones," according to the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

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Free Webinar Series: Healthy for the Holidays

Learn about the benefits of healthy lifestyle change to power you through the holiday season. All webinars are free and last 45 minutes. No registration required. The Zoom link for each of these webinars is: https://partners.zoom.us/j/87063233484

Webinar #1: Nutrition for Good Health
Sarah Matathia, MD (Primary Care Physician, Everett Family Care)

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Webinar #2: Reduce Holiday Stress
Jacob Mirsky, MD (Primary Care Physician, Revere Healthcare Center)

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Webinar #3: Goal-Setting for Sustainable Behavior Change
Katie Engels (Health and Wellness Coach, Beacon Hill Primary Care)

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Virtual Group Visits (VGVs)

The Mass General Division of General Internal Medicine Healthy Lifestyle Program is pioneering the integration of lifestyle-focused Virtual Group Visits (VGVs) into primary care. VGVs allow multiple patients with a shared diagnosis, such as diabetes or obesity, to be in the same virtual room at the same time with a provider for 60-90 minutes. Providers can focus on motivating patients and sharing education on Lifestyle Medicine. During VGVs, providers also conduct individual check-ins with each patient. In addition, other team members, such as Health and Wellness Coaches, can provide patient support during a VGV. The VGV care delivery model is now being expanded to specialties in the Mass General Department of Medicine.

Free Virtual Exercise Classes

The Healthy Lifestyle Program is proud to partner with the MGH Revere Wellness Center to offer free virtual exercise classes to all patients at Mass General Brigham. Daily classes last 45-60 minutes and no equipment or prior experience is necessary. Mass General Brigham patients can call 781-485-6400 to learn more and register.

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Health Systems Council Founding Member

Logo: American College of Lifestyle Medicine Health Systems Council Founding MemberWe are proud to announce that we are a founding member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine Health Systems Council, a group dedicated to supporting the pioneering trend of implementing lifestyle medicine into some of the largest and most innovative health organizations in the U.S. Learn more >