Self Management

    Living Well with Chronic Conditions: Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program


    Chronic diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease are among the most common of all health problems in the U.S.  Having a chronic condition can make life a challenge but you can learn to live well. 

    Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshops will help you discover practical ways to live better and healthier.  

    Do you have an ongoing health condition?  Would you like to feel better?  Be in control?  Do the things you want to do? 

    Join Living Well with Chronic Conditions to: 

    • find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue
    • discover better nutrition and exercise choices
    • understand new treatment options
    • learn better ways to talk with your doctor and family about your health.
    • get the support you need

    If you have conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain or anxiety, Living Well with Chronic Conditions can help you take charge of your life.

    The workshop is conducted over six sessions by trained leaders with health conditions themselves, meeting weekly for two and one-half (2½) hours per session. The overall goal is to enable participants to build self-confidence to assume an active role in maintaining their health and managing their chronic health conditions.

    “I learned that I can break down something I want to do into smaller pieces. I don’t have to do it all at once!”  Class participant quote

    Join Living Well with Chronic Conditions

    For those interested in implementing this program contact Mary Hertel at mary.hertel@state.mn.us