How are Workshops Structured?

Workshops are led by trained facilitators who professional or personal experience with chronic conditions, and who follow a structured protocol.

Workshops are led by trained facilitators who professional or personal experience with chronic conditions, and who follow a structured protocol.

Workshops are designed to be taught in a community setting (e.g., senior center, church, library, hospital, community center)

Workshops are designed to be taught in a community setting (e.g., senior center, church, library, hospital, community center)

Workshops are offered as a 2 ½ - hour per week workshop for 6-8 weeks.

Workshops are offered as a 2 ½ - hour per week workshop for 6-8 weeks.

 
Workshops help participants learn how to take control of their chronic condition as they develop goals and create personalized action plans.

Workshops help participants learn how to take control of their chronic condition as they develop goals and create personalized action plans.

Workshops encourage patient interaction and mutual problem-solving and support

Workshops encourage patient interaction and mutual problem-solving and support

Workshops are available in English and Spanish.

Workshops are available in English and Spanish.

Workshop Content

The curriculum and format of the program is designed to increase the confidence of participants to take significant steps to improve their physical activity and nutrition and better manage their health. Participants set weekly goals and the group encourages them and helps them brainstorm solutions when they have problems reaching their goals.

Take Charge of Your Health

  • Overview of self-management and chronic health conditions
  • Using your mind to manage symptoms
  • Getting a good night’s sleep
  • Making an action plan
  • Feedback and problem-solving
  • Dealing with difficult emotions
  • Physical activity and exercise
  • Preventing falls
  • Making decisions
  • Pain and fatigue management
  • Better breathing
  • Healthy eating
  • Communication skills
  • Medication usage
  • Making Informed treatment decisions
  • Dealing with depression
  • Working with your health care professional and organization
  • Weight management
  • Future plans

Take charge of your diabetes

  • Overview of self-management and diabetes
  • Making an action plan
  • Monitoring
  • Nutrition/healthy eating
  • Feedback/problem solving
  • Preventing low blood sugar
  •  Preventing complications
  • Fitness/exercise
  • Stress management
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Difficult emotions
  • Monitoring blood sugar
  • Depression
  • Positive thinking
  • Communication
  • Medications
  • Working with your health care professional
  • Working with the health care system
  • Sick days
  • Skin and foot care