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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.