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Community Health Improvement

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Texas Health Resources offers Better Choices, Better Health, Stanford University’s award-winning, evidence-based chronic disease self-management program. 

This free workshop is held once a week for six weeks, each session is two and a half hours. Workshops can be held in community settings such as senior centers, churches, libraries and hospitals.

Participants will learn:

  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
  7. How to evaluate new treatments

Each participant in the workshop receives a copy of the companion book, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, 4th Edition, and an audio relaxation CD, Relaxation for Mind and Body.

To find a class near you, please call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355) or visit TexasHealth.org/Classes.

For more information, contact Martha Miranda at 682-236-7650.

 

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