Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is a workshop given two and a half hours, once a week, for six weeks. People with different chronic health problems attend together. Workshops are facilitated by two trained SAIL staff, one or both of whom are non-health professionals with chronic diseases themselves.
Subjects covered include: 1) techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation, 2) appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance, 3) appropriate use of medications, 4) communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, 5) nutrition, 6) decision making, and, 7) how to evaluate new treatments.
This program is sponsored by QTAC using the Stanford University’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
Please email MandyV@SAILhelps.org or call 584-8202 to sign up for an upcoming class!
If you are interested in hosting this learning opportunity at your location, please contact us so that we can bring this 6 week group to you!