Living Well with Chronic Conditions

The Living Well with Chronic Conditions is also known as Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP).book image

Participants in the class will learn about:

  • Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation
  • Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility and endurance
  • Appropriate use of medication
  • Communication strategies for family, friends and health professionals
  • Nutrition
  • Decision making
  • Evaluating new treatments
  • Six-week program for 2.5 hours/week
  • Facilitate by 2 trained leaders (non-health professionals)
  • Hosted in a community setting
  • Provides skills to coordinate all the things needed to manage their health and keep active in their lives

After successfully completing Chronic Disease Self-Management Program:

  • Participants see improvements in exercise, cognitive symptom management, communication with physicians, self-reported general health, health distress, fatigue, disability and social/role activities limitations.
  • The spend fewer days in the hospital.
  • They have fewer outpatients visits and hospitalizations.
  • Cost savings ratio 1:4
Find a Class in Your Community

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Juniper has a list of evidence-based classes and leader training throughout the state of Minnesota.

To find a Living Well with Chronic Conditions class nearest you, visit their website at and enter your zip code in the search field.

Become a Leader

Leader Training Opportunity:

This is an opportunity for your organization to be trained as a Leader in Living Well with Chronic Conditions and be able to offer this workshop in your community. Living Well with Chronic Conditions provides information and offers practical skills on managing chronic health issues. The interactive curriculum includes topics such as:

  • fatigue and pain
  • exercise /physical activity
  • medication usage
  • effective communication
  • nutrition

Workshops are facilitated by 2 trained leaders, it is recommended that at least 1 leader have a chronic condition. Potential leaders must attend all 4 days of training to be certified.

Organizations are encouraged to train at least 2 leaders or more as this allows for flexibility in scheduling community workshops.

2018 Dates Location Registration Fee Registration Form
Nov. 28 – 29 & Dec. 5 – 6 Willmar $200 Online Registration
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Leader Tools

Living Well with Chronic Diseases (CDSMP) Tool Kit for Leaders Outline

These are tools that leaders will need to use to host a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program..

  1. Planning Checklist
  2. Notification Form – No longer used. Please create class on
  3. Class Specific Forms
    1. Attendance Log
    2. Participation Information Survey
    3. Participant Post-Program Supplement Form
    4. Participant Completer Certificate Template
  4. Marketing Templates
    1. Flyer 1
    2. Flyer 2
    3. Brochure
    4. Instructions for Flyer and Brochure
  5. Elevator Speech
  6. Marketing in the Media
  7. Presentation Guide
  8. Fact Sheet
  9. Referral Form
  10. Participant Letter to Physicians
  11. Share Your Story Form
  12. Photo Release

Contact us to learn more about Living Well with Chronic Conditions

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