Living Well With Chronic Conditions
Living Well With Chronic Conditions is a, 6-week interactive workshop where participants will learn practical real life skills to manage a chronic condition. Participants share their successes, develop relationships with others participants which creates an atmosphere of support. The workshop builds confidence around managing health, staying active and enjoying life.
- 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
Living Well With Chronic Conditions is the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) developed and tested by Stanford University. The program is designed to give your patients the skills and confidence to work with her/his healthcare team. Studies have shown that participants are able to manage their symptoms better and are more at ease when talking with their doctors and loved ones.
Program Length: A 6-week workshop that meets 2 ½ hours each week.
Who should attend: Anyone living with chronic health conditions, including diabetes, arthritis, asthma and heart disease. Family members and friends are also welcome.
How will the Workshop help your patients?: Practical real life health management skills will be taught using supportive interactive methods. Action planning skills will also be taught to give your patients a sense of greater control over life with chronic conditions. Information about local community resources will also be provided.
Who will lead the Workshop?: Two trained leaders. One or both of the leaders has a chronic condition.
Workshop locations: Find a workshop in your area.
Cost: Some Workshops sites may charge a small fee. CareOregon will reimburse the cost of the Workshop when you attend at least four of the six Workshop sessions. To receive your reimbursement:
Other Living Well Workshops offered in some Oregon Counties
- Complete the Workshop Reimbursement Form
- Have one of the Workshop Leaders sign the form
- Mail the form to: CareOregon, 315 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 900, Portland, OR 97204, Att: Health Education.
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