Disease Self-Management Workshops

Disease self-management workshops provide participants with evidence-based insights on how to manage their chronic conditions effectively. 

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Help manage chronic conditions and enhance your quality of life.

Concepts include:

    • Methods to help cope with issues like isolation, fatigue, physical pain, and frustration
    • Suitable physical activity exercise for improving and maintaining endurance, strength, and flexibility
    • Effective communication with family members, friends, and healthcare providers
    • Nutrition
    • Making important decisions
    • Skills for evaluating new treatments
    • Chronic Pain Self-Management

Chronic Pain Self-Management Program

This workshop is for individuals living with chronic pain such as arthritis, back pain, neck pain, headache, or pelvic pain. Workshop participants learn how to manage common symptoms we experience while living with long-term, ongoing pain, which can include fatigue, stress, anxiety, shortness of breath, difficult emotions, and depression.  

Participants are taught skills such as:  

    • Exercise 
    • Medication management 
    • Healthy eating 
    • Cognitive pain management 
    • Action planning 
    • Problem solving 
    • Decision making 
    • Communication 
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Diabetes Self-Management Program

This is a 6-week group workshop for individuals living with type 2 diabetes. The workshop was developed by Stanford University to help individuals manage their diabetes symptoms, tiredness, pain, and emotional issues. The interactive workshop meets for 2.5 hours each week and is taught by two trained instructors, at least one of whom has diabetes themself.

Concepts include:

  • How to manage diabetes symptoms
  • Information on physical activity for keeping and enhancing strength and endurance
  • Healthy eating practices
  • Following medication plans
  • How to work effectively with healthcare professionals
  • Chronic Pain Self-Management

Tomando Control de su Salud

Programa de formación dirigidos a individuos con condiciones crónicos.

    • Alimentación saludable
    • Ejercicio apropiado para mantener y mejorar la fuerza, la flexibilidad y la resistencia
    • Manejo de la depresión
    • Uso apropiado de medicamentos
    • Comunicarse eficazmente con familiares, amigos y profesionales de la salud
    • Técnicas de relajación
    • Uso apropiado del sistema de salud
    • Cómo evaluar nuevos tratamientos
    • Mejor respiración

Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP)

DEEP is an educational workshop designed for individuals living with diabetes or pre-diabetes and their support system. The classes are intended to help participants better understand diabetes self-care through 8 modules over the course of six weeks.

Goals include:

  • Maintaining and improving the participant’s quality of life
  • Preventing limitations and complications from diabetes
  • Improvement of nutritional habits
  • Development of self-management skills
  • Increasing physical activity levels
  • Improving relationships between participants, caregivers, and healthcare providers

Health Coaches for Hypertension Control

This workshop is for adults 60 and older living with hypertension. The workshop, taught by a local health coach, has eight sessions with the potential for an additional eight sessions focusing on nutrition and physical activity. The workshop aims to increase participant knowledge of hypertension, improve self-reported behaviors, and improve systolic blood pressure.

Participants are instructed on:  

  • Hypertension  
  • Nutrition
  • Physical activity
  • Tobacco use 
  • Stress and medication management 
  • Behavior tracking 
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