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Self-Management Programs - Take Control of your Health
Active adults
Taking control through self-management means...
  • Working with your doctor as your healthcare partner
  • Getting support from family and friends
  • Knowing how to work through problems such as pain, fatigue, or depression
  • Learning how to be active and eat well
  • Understanding how to use medications correctly

Oregon offers a variety of self-management programs to promote taking control of your life and living healthier.

Learn more about these programs:

 

 
Living Well With Chronic Conditions

Living Well with Chronic Conditions is a six-week workshop that provides tools for living a healthy life with chronic health conditions, including diabetes, cancer, arthritis, asthma and heart disease.

Workshops related to Living Well that are also available in communities across Oregon include Tomando Control de su Salud, a Spanish-language, culturally appropriate version, and the Positive Self-Management Program (PSMP), a workshop for people with HIV.

Workshops are offered in most communities across Oregon. Find a workshop near you
Contact us for more information.

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Oregon Tobacco Quit Line

The Oregon Tobacco Quit Line is a free program offering tips, information, and one-on-one telephone counseling to anyone looking to quit tobacco or help someone quit.  Available to all Oregonians regardless of income or insurance status, the Quit Line is staffed by real people who are friendly and non-judgmental.

Quit coaches will help you make your own plan to fit your own life. No pressure, no guilt. Coaches can even help you figure out if you are eligible for free nicotine gum or the patch.

Open 7 days a week, 4:00 am to 12:00 am. Coaching is available in many languages. 

Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)

Español: 1-855-DEJELO-YA (1-855-335356-92)

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Oregon Arthritis Program

 

Walk With Ease Program

The Arthritis Foundation Walk With Ease (WWE) Program is a community-based physical activity and self-management education program. It can be done by individuals using the WWE guidebook on their own, or by groups led by trained leaders. Both the individual and group formats are set up as a structured six- or nine-week program. While walking is the central activity, WWE is a multi-component program that also includes health education, stretching and strengthening exercises, and motivational strategies. Group sessions include socialization time, pre-walk informational lecturettes, warm up and cool downs, and a 10-35 minute walking period.

The WWE classes are held in various locations throughout the state. Register for a self-guided Walk With Ease program or find a Walk With Ease group near you.

 

EnhanceFitness Program

The EnhanceFitness (EF) program is a multi-component group exercise program designed to increase strength, improve flexibility and balance, boost activity levels, and elevate mood. EF includes a five-minute warm-up, 20-minute aerobics workout, five-minute cool-down, 20-minute strength training and 10-minute stretching. EF is offered to groups of 10 to 25 participants as one-hour classes that meet three times per week on an ongoing basis.

The EF classes are offered by YMCA in several Oregon counties. To find a class near you, please contact YMCA Chapters in Albany, Ashland, Baker City, Eugene, Grants Pass, Independence, Roseburg, Salem, Sherwood, Silverton or Tillamook.

For more information about the program, contact Paige Denison, EnhanceFitness National Trainer at Project Enhance, Senior Services at paiged@seniorservices.org.


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National Diabetes Prevention Program

The National Diabetes Prevention Program is an in-person or virtual evidence-based lifestyle change program for preventing type 2 diabetes. The year-long program helps participants learn ways to incorporate healthier eating and moderate physical activity, as well as problem-solving, stress-reduction and coping skills into their daily lives. Participants meet with a trained lifestyle coach and a small group of people who are making lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes. Sessions are weekly for the first six months and then at least monthly for the next six months. This proven program can help people with prediabetes and/or at risk for type 2 diabetes make achievable and realistic lifestyle changes and cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent.

For people with prediabetes or at risk for developing diabetes:

For health care providers:

For Diabetes Prevention Program providers:

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Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) Programs
DSME programs help people with diabetes gain the knowledge and skills needed to modify their behavior and successfully self-manage the disease and its related conditions. Learn more and find local programs through the following links.
 
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Woman practicing TaiChi     
Falls Prevention for Older Adults
Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance (TCMBB)

Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance is an eight-form version of Tai Chi that was designed to improve strength and balance while reducing fear and risk of falls. Participants attend one hour classes 2-3 times per week for three months.

Programs are held in various locations throughout the state. To find a Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance class near you call 971-673-1036.


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Self-Management Webinar Series
This quarterly web-based training is available for individuals who are currently implementing one or more of the above programs or who would like to learn how to get started.

Topics for 2012-2013 include:
 
  • Healthcare Providers and Evidence-Based Self-Management Programs
  • Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Programs for Older Adults
  • Engaging Diverse Populations in Living Well and Tomando Control de
  • Working With Coordinated Care Organizations (CCO) on Self-Management
  • Living Well Business Plan
Learn more about Self-Management Webinars
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Guidance on engagement and retention of leaders and participants of self-management programs:

Oregon Best Practices
This guidance was developed based on the experience of offering the Living Well program but it is also applicable to other self-management programs. The document summarizes guidance from the Stanford University Implementation Manual, Living Well – A Guide to Implementation by the Oregon Department of Human Services (2009) and input from the Oregon Self-Management Network Workgroup on Leader Engagement and Participant Access.
 
Learn more about Oregon best practices on how to retain leaders and engage participants of self-management programs
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