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Chronic Disease Self-Management Program – Workshop

LORHN staff are trained Leaders for the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), an evidence-based program originally developed at Stanford University. Workshops are offered to rural residents for free, in six-week series with up to 15 participants meeting weekly for 2.5 hours. Participants learn various self-management skills and tools that allow them to better: take care of a health condition(s), carry out normal activities, include healthful activities and manage emotional changes. Participants also benefit from the peer support provided throughout the workshop, sometimes lasting far beyond the six week series.Spouses, partners, caregivers, and adult children are welcome to join participants in the series.