Curriculum

Homeless HEAL’s curriculum emphasizes health topics that are most applicable to San Diego’s homeless and underserved communities. Our organization strives to educate our clients on how to better manage their health.


Unit 1: Communicable Diseases

Class 1: Vaccines

Class 2: Common Cold and Flu

Class 3: Skin Diseases: Bed Bugs, Lice, Scabies, and Tinea Pedis

Class 4: MRSA

Class 5: Hepatitis A, B, and C

Class 6: Tuberculosis

Class 7: HIV and AIDS

Class 8: COVID-19

Class 9: STDs and UTIs


Unit 2: Chronic Diseases

Class 1: Arthritis and Osteoporosis

Class 2: Cancer and Preventive Screenings

Class 3: Diabetes Mellitus

Class 4: Physiology of Cardiometabolic Diseases and Obesity

Class 5: Lung Diseases: Asthma, Chronic Bronchitis, COPD, Emphysema

Class 6: Chronic Kidney Disease


Unit 3: Preventative Health

Class 1: Nutrition and Physiology of Exercise

Class 2: Oral Hygiene: Disease and Prevention

Class 3: General Hygiene

Class 4: Hypothermia and Heat Stroke

Class 5: Insurance and Medicaid


Unit 4: Physiological Effects of Addiction

Class 1: Alcohol and Nicotine

Class 2: Cocaine and Methamphetamine

Class 3: Heroin and Opioids

Class 4: Marijuana


Unit 5: Mental Health

Class 1: Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, and Bipolar Disorder

Class 2: Anxiety and Depression

Class 3: Trauma, PTSD, and Dissociative Disorders

Class 4: ADHD/ADD

Class 5: Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating


Unit 6: Women and Family Health

Class 1: Stages of Pregnancy

Class 2: Pregnancy Prevention and Birth Control


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