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Chronic Disease Self-Management Program workshops _______

posted Mar 20, 2017, 11:05 AM by Holly Prochaska
VAIL will be hosting Chronic Disease Self-Management Program workshops Wednesdays March 22 - Apr 26 from 1:30 - 4:00pm. Call VAIL to register: 540-433-6513.

Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) is designed to empower adults to better manage their chronic conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, chronic pain and heart disease with the goal of giving individuals confidence and skills to allow them to actively manage their health care and reduce unnecessary visits to the Emergency Department or the physician(s).
Each workshop meets 2.5 hours once per week for six weeks (total of 15 hours). Workshops are restricted to between 10 and 16 participants to facilitate and encourage group sharing and support. Trained leaders facilitate these workshops designed to assist participants with acquiring information and improving skills related to fatigue management, better breathing, healthy eating, medication usage, positive thinking, how to work more effectively with your health care provider and other useful techniques.
One of the major benefits for those who attend the workshops is the support that is available from other community members coping with similar issues.
Workshops are based on a program originally developed by Stanford University that has been tested over the past decade to assure that it is effective.