CHRONIC DISEASE SELF-MANAGEMENT
Self-management programs are designed to help people with chronic diseases gain self-confidence in their ability to control their symptoms and control how their health problems affect their lives. With so many African Americans suffering with chronic diseases, the Center for African-American Health has focused its efforts on ensuring that they live healthy and active lives and on reducing the death and disability associated with the diseases and their complications.
In 2007, the Center adopted the Stanford University School of Medicine's evidence-based Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, a class where people with different chronic diseases attend together. It teaches the skills needed in the day-to-day management of treatment and to maintain and/or increase life's activities. The Center recruited and trained about 20 volunteers to be lay leaders for the program. African Americans suffering with heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis, asthma, and other chronic health problems are served by the program.
The Center is one of only two organizations in Colorado accredited to offer the Stanford program.
For more information, contact the Center at 303-355-3423.
Listen to the Center’s radio promotion about the Live Well with Chronic Disease Program (please note - you will need a media progam that will allow you to play .mp3 files to listen to this promotion)