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Annual Statewide Forum: 2010

May 6, 2010 - Best Western Agate Beach Inn, Newport

The 2010 Forum included a keynote presentation by one of the developers of the chronic disease self-management program curriculum from Stanford University.  A series of breakout sessions provided leaders, Master Trainers, program coordinators, and others with an interest in chronic disease self-management with an opportunity to learn more about specific topcs as they relate to Living Well.


Five Years of Achievement

Participants received an update from Stanford University and on the Living Well program here in Oregon in regards to participant reach throughout the state and what has been accomplished to support Oregon self-management programs, as well as what projects and resources are to come int he next year.   

Updates from the State and Stanford University (pdf)
Cara Biddlecom, MPH - Living Well Coordinator, DHS Public Health Division 


Panel session

Living Well program participants tell their story (no presentation available)

  • Judy Russell
  • Christian Deaver

Participants heard from former Living Well workshop attendees about what drew them to the program, what kept them motivated to come back week after week, and what positive changes were made in their lives as a result of attending the program. 



Keynote Presentation: Celebrating our Accomplishments and Preparing for the Future - Self-Management and Health Reform
Kirsten Aird, MPH - Workforce Capacity Manager, DHS Public Health Division

Participants learned about progress with the new Oregon Health Authority's (OHA) Health Improvement Plan and how Living Well fits into the triple aim of the OHA and the scope of the plan.  Participants also learned about opportunities to get involved with the development of 


Morning Breakout Sessions

Living Well 101 (no presentation available)

Cynthia Swanson - Mid-Valley IPA
April Rautio - DHS Public Health Division

Cultural Competency and Outreach to Specific Populations (pdf)
Maria Benavides - Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic
Pinky Beymer - Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs

Secrets to Successful Living Well Programs (no presentation available)
Diane Pietrzak - DHS Children, Adults and Families
Sue Samet - Mid-Columbia Council of Governments


Afternoon Breakout Sessions


For other questions, please  contact the Living Well Program.


Living Well Network Strategic Planning Meeting

May 7, 2010

An update from the statewide Living Well Network workgroups, including Marketing & Recruitment, Reimbursement, and Quality Assurance and Fidelity. Learn more about the Living Well Network, or view the strategic planning meeting agenda and minutes.

For other questions, please contact the Living Well Program.