SOUTH BRUNSWICK (TIP): Indian Health Camp of New Jersey in collaboration with South Brunswick Health Department and Middlesex County Office of Health Services will hold Chronic Disease Self Management Program from April 23 thru May 28, 2014 The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program was created by Stanford University and is being sponsored by the NJ Department of Health and Human Services.
It consists of workshops given 2 ½ hours weekly for six weeks in community settings. The program focuses on challenges that are common to individuals living with chronic health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, chronic pain, anxiety, etc. The target audience includes those with chronic diseases and their caregivers.
The goal of this program is to empower attendees with the skills they need to effectively and optimally manage their conditions. The workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders. Topics covered include: managing your symptoms, getting started with healthy eating and exercise, communicating effectively with your physician, managing fear, anger and frustration, and making daily tasks easier.
Studies indicate that those who have taken the program demonstrated significant improvement in overall health and quality of life. South Brunswick Health Department in partnership with the Middlesex County Office of Health Services and Indian Health Camp of NJ – IHCNJ will be offering this FREE program at the South Brunswick Municipal Building beginning April 23, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Participants are expected to make a commitment to all six sessions. They will receive a copy of “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions”. To learn more about this workshop and to register please contact Nancy MacKay at 732-329-4000 ext. 7258 (South Brunswick Health Department) or Dr. Tushar Patel at 848-391- 0499 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Class size is limited and enrollment will be on first come first serve basis and is open to all residents.