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Health Department to Offer “Living Healthy” Chronic Disease Self Management Program (Health Event)

The Guilford County Department of Public Health is offering the “Living Healthy” Chronic Disease Self-Management Program series for individuals with chronic health issues or their caregivers.The series will be held on six consecutive Thursday afternoons, beginning February 23 and ending March 29 from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 405 N. Main Street in High Point.   There is no cost to participate, but interested individuals must pre-register.  Attendance is limited to 15 people due to the high level of interaction during each session.
Living Healthy is an evidence-based program created and evaluated by the Stanford Patient Education Research Center.  It is designed to help individuals better manage their chronic conditions and live healthier and happier lives.  This series is not meant to take the place of regular medical care by a health care provider.  Topics covered include:  symptom management; problem solving; fighting fatigue; action planning and communicating effectively with your health care provider and family.�
Heart disease, chronic lower respiratory disease and diabetes are among the top ten leading causes of death in Guilford County and they are all examples of a chronic health condition – a medical issue that a person may have to deal with for years.
Chronic health conditions are some of our most common and costly health problems.  Diseases such as arthritis or lupus take a physical, emotional and financial toll on the individuals who have them as well as their family members.  Patients and caregivers often struggle with quality of life issues as well as lost or reduced productivity at work and at home.
For more information or to register for Living Healthy, interested persons should contact Connie Lawson at the Guilford County Department of Public Health at 336-641-7722 or by email:  clawson@co.guilford.nc.us

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