Janine DiGiacomo

Inspire Award Winner-Janine

Kaiser Permanente Medical Weight Management Program
Santa Clara, CA

Twenty years ago, Janine chose a profession based on her love for helping others and an unwavering belief that behavior change can happen if you create a safe environment.

As a health educator, Janine is dedicated to reaching the weight management population by providing a safe and supported learning environment, in which her students can confidently share old stories and build new ones. Many of Madeline’s patients use the word ‘transparent’ to describe her teaching method.

Since 1996, Janine has taught classes and counseled patients of all ages in a wide variety of health topics, including weight management, asthma, cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension, prenatal classes, stress management and smoking cessation. She feels that it is a privilege to be a part of the wonderful transformation that people enjoy while attending the program.

"If I can help someone to carve out a high quality life, then I can smile at the end of the day." Twenty years later, Janine is still smiling.

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