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Healthy Living (CDSMP)

What is the Healthy Living Workshop?
The Healthy Living Workshop is a six week self-management workshop that meets once a week, for two and a half hours. Each workshop is facilitated by two trained leaders following an established curriculum. This is not a lecture course; workshops are interactive with discussion encouraged.

What to see how the workshops work?

Testimonial for Healthy Living Workshop

Check out the provided by the National Council on Aging.  Ann Hoy, a lung cancer survivor from Cape May, NJ, discusses the importance of her local chronic disease self-management program in her quest to regain her health.

Who should participate?
The Workshop is designed to help people with ongoing health problems manage them more effectively. Anyone with a chronic condition such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, asthma, or any other on-going health problem should participate. Caregivers or family members who serve as caregivers are welcomed. Anyone looking to better their everyday lives are encouraged to attend

What topics are covered in the Workshop?

  • Dealing with difficult emotions
  • Managing symptoms
  • Goal setting
  • Problem solving
  • Nutrition
  • Understanding medications
  • Making informed treatment decisions
  • Increasing strength and stamina through better fitness

Where are the workshops held?

Workshops are held in community settings such as churches, senior centers and libraries.  Class size is typically around 12-18 participants.

Benefits of the Workshop
The Workshop was developed by Dr. Kate Lorig at Stanford University. Workshops are evidenced-based, meaning they are proven to show positive outcomes. Workshop participants demonstrate significant improvements in the areas covered. They also report fewer hospitalizations, outpatient visits and overall lower medical costs.

How much does it cost to attend a workshop?
Many of the Workshops offered throughout the state are free due to grant funds with the option to buy course materials.

How can my facility offer the Healthy Living Workshops?
Your facility can become a host site for the Workshop as well as a source of advertising and referrals. Employees and/or volunteers can also train to become leaders to facilitate workshops at your site. Leaders’ trainings are 4 days. Each trainee receives a detailed leader’s manual, a copy of the textbook Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, and a leader’s implementation resource manual.

Additional video about CDSMP: (English)

For more information contact:
Arizona Living Well Institute
(480) 982-3118


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