Stanford University Chronic Disease Self Management Program

Living Healthy/Tomando Control de su Salud and Diabetes Self-Management/Manejo Personal de la Diabetes are self-management programs that help you discover new skills for living better with chronic conditions. These evidence-based programs are developed by Stanford University School of Medicine.  

Each six-week program helps you improve your health – one step at a time – by learning healthier ways of coping and managing your chronic diseases by:

  • Setting goals that are achievable  
  • Working and communicating with others  
  • Finding support and solutions to health problems  
  • Better breathing  
  • Making treatment decisions
  • Making daily tasks easier  
  • Relaxing and managing stress  
  • Deal with difficult emotions
  • Deal with depression  
  • Deal with pain and fatigue  
  • Working in partnership with your health care team

The sessions:

  • Include techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, pain and depression,
  • Focus on action planning, problem solving, and other appropriate exercises for maintaining and improving joint flexibility, health nutrition, medication use, effective communication, mental and muscle relaxation exercises,  
  • Are interactive with mutual support and success stories that build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active lifestyles.
  • Are held in a safe and friendly environment, and free transportation is available,
  • Are given in 2.5 hour sessions, once a week, for six weeks, and
  • Are free and are open to the community.

Anyone living with a long-term health condition is welcome. Feel free to bring a family member or caregiver to the sessions.

Reservations are required. For more information and a schedule of classes, call Eunice Hines at 305-252-4871 or email

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