Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
Chronic diseases are defined broadly as conditions that last 1 year or more and require ongoing medical attention or limit activities of daily living or both. Chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States.
If you, or a loved one, have a chronic condition and would like to learn more about effectively managing the condition, make plans to attend a Chronic Disease Self-Management program hosted by Mercy. Registration required, call 417-841-5667 or email email@example.com Employees do not need to be diagnosed with a chronic disease to attend. Free to patients insured through MSU.
- Wednesdays, September 20-October 25. 11am- 1pm
- Thursdays, September 28-November 2. 6pm -8pm
Chronic Disease Self-Management is an effective self-management education program for people with chronic health problems.
The program skills are useful for managing a variety of chronic diseases such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, pain and many more.
- Improve your knowledge of living a healthy life with a chronic condition
- Identify and learn the latest pain management approaches
- Learn to manage fatigue and stress more effectively
- Find solutions to problems caused by your condition
- Identify ways to deal with anger, fear, frustration, depression
- Discuss the role of exercise and nutrition in chronic disease management
- Learn new ways to communicate with family and friends
- Learn how to form a partnership with your health-care team
Participants will receive a book, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions.