Living Well with Chronic Conditions (the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program) is a 6-week workshop. It teaches real-life skills for living a full, healthy life with a chronic condition.
Classes are fun and interactive. Participants share their successes and build a common source of support. The workshop builds confidence around managing health, staying active, and enjoying life.
Check out these program brochures and flyers: English (pdf ) | Spanish (pdf).
Description of Workshops
Living Well with Chronic Conditions is the same as the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) developed by Stanford University. For more information, please see our Self-Management Program Fact Sheet (pdf) or go to the Stanford Patient Education Research Center website.
- Managing symptoms
- Medication "how-to"
- Working with your health care team
- Setting weekly goals
- Effective problem solving
- Better communication
- How to relax
- Handling difficult emotions
- Tips for eating well
- Safe, easy exercise
Program Length: A 6-week program that meets 2½ hours each week.
Who Attends: People with different chronic conditions and their family or friends.
What You Will Learn: Resources, skills, and action planning to give you a sense of greater control over life with a chronic condition.
Leaders: Two trained leaders at each location. At least one of them has a chronic condition.
Cost: Some sites may charge a small fee to cover the cost of the course materials, which includes a book.
Some counties are now offering: