Community Health

The YMCA of Greater Tulsa is committed to improving the health of our community. We are excited to partner with community organizations like Ability Resources and TU’s Oxley College of Health Sciences to offer a variety of chronic disease prevention and management programs at our branches. Availability of programs will vary by branch, and you can check availability on our Programs page. If you are interested in any of our community health programs, fill out this form to have our Health Equity Director, Molly Miller, contact you with additional information.  

Diabetes Prevention Program

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles by eating healthier, increasing physical activity, and losing a modest amount of weight to reduce their chances of developing the disease. 

Blood Pressure Self-Management Program

According to the American Heart Association, an estimated 122.4 million American adults have high blood pressure, which puts them at higher risk for stroke and heart disease, two of the leading causes of death in the United States. Of those adults with high blood pressure, one in three adults are not aware that they have it.  

Diabetes Empowerment Education Program

Managing a chronic condition like diabetes can be difficult. That’s why the YMCA of Greater Tulsa is partnering with Ability Resource, Inc to offer the Diabetes Empowerment and Education Program (DEEP) free of charge to our members.  

Pedaling for Parkinson's

Riding an indoor, stationary bicycle has been shown to reduce Parkinson’s disease symptoms by as much as 35%!

Courage to Quit: A Stop Smoking Program

The YMCA of Greater Tulsa is proud to partner with the Respiratory Health Association to offer the Courage to Quit® program at our branches and in our community.

Community Health Assessment Days

The YMCA of Greater Tulsa is proud to partner with the Nursing Program at TU Oxley College of Health Sciences to provide our community with free Community Health Assessment Days (CHADs) throughout the year.

Social Assistance Needs

If you or a loved one are experiencing challenges and don’t know where to begin, the YMCA is here to help break down barriers to support you in your healthy living journey. 

Our Story

The YMCA is so much more! For more than 110 years, the YMCA of Greater Tulsa has served the Tulsa metro area in various ways through Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility.