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Healthy U

Chronic Disease Self Management Program

Healthy U is an evidence-based program to help people self-manage their chronic diseases to improve their health and quality of life.  Besides the chronic disease focus, which includes strategies to help those with a variety of chronic diseases, there are also programs focused on chronic pain management and diabetes management.  These workshops teach participants how to take the best care of themselves possible, supporting the medical care and advice they receive from their doctors about managing their health conditions and needs.  Healthy U workshops are led by trained peer facilitators and meet once per week for six weeks.  Participants learn skills to play a more active role in their own health self-management; subjects include:

·         Techniques to deal with common problems like frustration, fatigue, pain, and isolation

·         Appropriate exercise for improving and maintaining strength, flexibility, and endurance

·         Appropriate use of medications

·         Communicating effectively with family, friends, caregivers, and healthcare providers

·         Nutrition

·         Decision-making

·         Action planning

·         How to evaluate new treatments

www.healthyuwyoming.org | dduhamel@uwyo.edu | 307-766-2765


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