Course Detail: LLCDSM - Evidence-Based Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
This FREE, evidence-based 6-session workshop is open to all community members to include individuals with diabetes, arthritis, fibromyalgia, asthma, COPD, heart disease, stroke, hypertension, kidney disease, cancer, osteoporosis, depression, and other such chronic health conditions. Each workshop session meets for 2 hours once per week, and includes a 20-minute break. Participants learn how to apply self-management skills to reduce their chronic condition symptoms and associated problems such as tiredness, pain, feeling sad or anxious, and disruptions in daily routines, time with family and friends, and community engagements (church, volunteering, work, and/or educational activities). This workshop was developed and tested by Stanford University and studies show that participants have increased well-being, health-related quality of life, level of functioning, engagement in health-promoting behaviors, and confidence in their abilities to manage their chronic conditions. Additionally, studies have shown that workshop participants have decreased Emergency Department visits and hospital stays. Along with learning new self-management skills, participants have many opportunities to practice using their new skills as they give and receive supportive feedback from other participants. Some examples of workshop activities include the following: (1) learning how to use mind-based distraction techniques, positive thinking, relaxation exercises, better breathing, and improved sleep to decrease pain, tiredness, and difficult emotions that disrupt daily routines; (2) learning how to use healthy eating guidelines, exercise, and weight management to improve health outcomes, mood, and energy levels; (3) learning how to use communication skills, medication management techniques, and decision-making to more effectively partner with your healthcare providers; and (4) learning how to use action planning to set and meet your personalized health-related goals. This class is designed for individuals with ongoing health conditions and/or those who care for individuals with chronic health problems. Learn how to live better through the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program!

 Session Detail:  LLPCDSMF18 (seats remaining)
Schedule: Every week on Wednesday, starting on 10/24/18 and ending on 12/05/18 (excluding 11/21/18)
Times: 01:30pm - 04:00pm
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Instructors
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Jennifer Jolley
Jennifer Jolley
Biography: Dr. Jennifer Jolley has a PhD in Social Work (Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in Saint Louis, MO) with a joint research appointment in East Carolina University's Department of Psychology and the Department of Psychiatry. As a Certified Master Trainer in Stanford University's Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), she facilitates both CDSMP participant workshops and CDSMP Leader Trainings. She is also a Master Trainer for the Chronic Pain Self-Management Program (CPSMP), and Co-Director of Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) Initiatives at OHARES. No image available
John Kerbs
John Kerbs
Biography: Dr. John Kerbs is an Associate Professor at East Carolina University (ECU) and the Director of the Office of Healthy Aging Research, Education, and Services (OHARES), which is housed in ECU's Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences. As a joint PhD in Social Work and Sociology (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) and as a Certified Master Trainer in Stanford University's Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), he facilitates both CDSMP participant workshops and CDSMP Leader Trainings. He is also a Master Trainer for the Chronic Pain Self-Management Program (CPSMP). No image available

Facility Detail
ECU Heart Institute
115 Heart Dr.
Greenville, NC 27834
ECU Heart Institute