Living Healthy

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Do you or a loved one suffer from living with a chronic disease? If yes, and you want to help lead a class for people who are interested in developing healthy ways to cope with their disease, then this may be the training for you.  What would you need to be a trainer and to offer the classes?  Call us to find out the details.

What: Chronic Disease Self-management Lay Leader training


Location:  UNC Family Medicine, conference room 238/239, 590 Manning Drive, Chapel Hill NC


Dates:  Thursday September 17 and Friday September 18 and  Thursday September 24 and Friday September 25


Hours: 9 AM-4:30 PM


Cost:   No cost to attend-Please bring your own lunch; Materials and Water will be provided.


Contact: Please  contact Kristie Howard at 919- (919) 962-4971 to sign up for the training or if you have any questions.        


Overview: Living Healthy is a 6 week course designed for people who are dealing with a chronic disease. It can be anything from asthma to arthritis to diabetes, the program doesn’t exclude any type of chronic illness. We mainly host classes in Orange, Chatham and Alamance Counties. The class would meet 1 time a week for 6 weeks. Each participant will receive a free book when they join the class and will also receive an incentive that correlates with the chapter each time they attend the class.  This program is also offered in Spanish under the name Tomando.

 This fall, UNC Family Medicine will be hosting it's first Diabetes Self Management Class. This class will be offered to anyone who has Type 2 Diabetes. Participants will learn techniques to deal with symptoms of diabetes, learn appropriate exercises to help with strength and endurance, healthy eating and much more! This class is FREE and designed similar to the Living Healthy Classes. (see above).

Call (919) 962-4971 for more information or to sign up for a class!

 Click here to see the Living Healthy or the Tomando (Español) brochures! (Both brochures open in a new window - use the magnifying glass icon to make them bigger.)

Upcoming Classes:

Orange County:

Diabetes Self Management Class

Chapel Hill - Tuesdays, October 6 to November 10, 1:00pm-3:30pm  UNC Family Medicine

More classes to be scheduled in the future, please check back soon!

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Living Healthy is modeled after Stanford University's Chronic Disease Self-Management Program.  To learn more about its development, click here

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