It is never too late to take steps to protect your heart. UC Davis Health Heart and Vascular Center has partnered with state and local organizations to offer Prevention Forward. This community-based program helps prevent heart disease and improve heart health.

Prevention Forward: What to expect

The program focuses on three key components proven to help prevent heart disease:

  • Physical activity: An exercise physiologist leads stretching, tai chi and other exercise classes three days per week. The classes help you improve flexibility, strength, stamina and balance.
  • Better nutrition: Registered dietitians host cooking and nutrition classes on Fridays. We show you how to prepare well balanced, tasty meals that won’t raise blood sugar, blood pressure or cholesterol levels.
  • Stress management: Social workers, psychologists and other experts from UC Davis and California State University, Sacramento host informative sessions. You learn tips for coping with stressful situations and minimizing stress in your life. These classes are offered three days per week.

Program hours and location

Classes are held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. For more information, check out the class calendar.

All classes take place through CSU’s Cardiovascular Wellness Program, which is located at Folsom Hall. Please note that Folsom Hall is not on the university’s main campus.


Folsom Hall

7667 Folsom Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95826 | Get Directions

About Prevention Forward

A grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funds the state Prevention Forward initiative. It is a collaborative effort with:

Additional heart health resources

We can also connect you with our Health Management and Education experts. These specialists can help you:

Contact us

To connect with UC Davis Cardiology Clinic, please call 916-734-3761 or find a doctor.