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News & Updates


Leader Training

March 1, 2022

We are currently scheduling our next Leader Training event to take place early spring! Healthy U Leaders are passionate community members who want to make a difference for those with chronic conditions in their area. If you would like to help deliver this program, please fill out this short survey about your availability:


Mini Grant Opportunity Available

Feb. 14, 2022

The University of Wyoming Center on Aging (WyCOA) is pleased to announce a funding opportunity to support Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) programming for organizations in Wyoming interested in incorporating Healthy U programming into their existing organizational structure. Awards for this funding are intended to support Healthy U program initiatives and long-term sustainability, including, but not limited to, facilitator training, workshop delivery, etc. Preference will be given to applicants demonstrating a strong capacity to offer sustainable programming with a vision for long-term implementation.

Click here for the call for application letter and additonal information.  

Each applicant will need to complete a vendor application for the University of Wyoming as well as an application.

We look forward to seeing your applications.  All submissions must be received by 11:59pm MT on 3/7/2022. If you have questions about this funding, you can contact WyCOA at (307) 766-2765 or Thank you for all that you do to make Wyoming healthier!


In-Person Healthy U Workshops to Resume; Online Workshops Continue

May 27, 2021
As COVID-19 restrictions and concerns less around the state, Healthy U workshops will again be available in person. The Wyoming Center on Aging is working with local Healthy U sites across the state to begin offering in-person workshops again.  

Online workshops will continue to be offered regularly throughout the year for those unable to attend in-person workshops or who prefer to attend online.


Grant Opportunity Available for Healthy U EHR Referrals

June 9, 2020
In partnership with our partners at the Wyoming Department of Health - Public Health Division, we are announcing a Request for Application (RFA) for an Electronic Health Record Referrals for Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs Grant. This grant is designed to support Wyoming healthcare systems that provide direct patient care in the implementation of a sustainable policy or systems change within the organization to identify and refer eligible patients to Healthy U. Organizations who are awarded the grant will be required to partner with one or more Healthy U programs and develop an Electronic Health Record (EHR)-integrated system to identify patients with chronic diseases and refer those patients to the Healthy U program.

For more information, you can view the RFA at the Department of Health's website.


Healthy U Workshops Now Available Online!

May 4, 2020
To better serve the needs of people all across Wyoming during the COVID-19 outbreak, we have started offering Healthy U workshops online. 

COVID-19 Update: Workshops and Leader Training Postponed

March 18, 2020
We have postponed all Wyoming Healthy U workshops, as well as the April Healthy U Leader training, in order to ensure the safety of our participants and facilitators as concerns over COVID-19 grow. The workshops and the Leader training will be rescheduled once we have been cleared to safely resume group gatherings; however, we do not have a definitive timeline at this point. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Dominick at


Spring Healthy U Leader Training Announced

December 17, 2019
The next Healthy U Leader training will take place April 14 - 17 in Lander. The workshop will be lead by Healthy U Master Trainers Lisa Smith and Natalie Stewart. If you would like to learn more, click here to see the promotional flyer. If you would to register for the training, click here to find our registration form. If you have any questions, contact Dominick at (307) 766-2765 or


Nineteen New Healthy U Leaders Certified

October 17, 2019
WyCOA held a Healthy U Leader training in Laramie from October 8 - 11. There, nineteen people from all across Wyoming were certified to deliver the Healthy U program in their communities. For more information, read our press release about the event.



Fall Healthy U Leader Training Announced

April 24, 2019
The next Healthy U Leader training will take place October 8-11 in Laramie. The workshop will be lead by WyCOA staff Catherine Carrico and Dominick Duhamel. For more information about the training, contact Dominick at (307) 766-2765 or


Healthy U Featured on WPR

March 11, 2019
The Healthy U program was recently featured on Wyoming Public Radio. Read the full story here. 


First Healthy U for Chronic Pain Workshop Delivered in Sheridan

November 28, 2018
The first Healthy U for Chronic Pain workshop was offered in Sheridan, Wyoming at the Heritage Towers housing facility by local Leaders Nancy Drummond and Kathy Watson. Turnout was excellent, with 19 people attending the program. Motivated by the success of this workshop, WyCOA is working to expand Healthy U for Chronic Pain to additional counties.