Living Well Alaska: Better Choices, Better Health workshops are held throughout Alaska for people with all kinds of chronic conditions, such as arthritis, diabetes and heart disease.
For Clinical Outcomes see the following Chronicle article from July, 2013.
Read more about the Living Well Alaska program evaluation in the Chronicle article released April, 2012:
For more background see the initial program article from September, 2007:
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Pre-Diabetes Classes - Providence - Anchorage
Three separate two-hour classes will be offered
by the Providence Diabetes and Nutrition Center and is designed
specifically for people with pre-diabetes.
- When: October 15 / November 12 / December 10, 2013
Where: Providence Diabetes and Nutrition Center, Anchorage
Contact: For information contact Leslie Shallcross at 786-6313 or via e-mail>
For more information go to the Providence Hospital Diabetes and Nutrition Center calendar listings on their website or download the flyer.
Program Leader Training
Seniors, health professionals and community members can become Living Well Alaska: Better Choices, Better Health course leaders and learn how people with
chronic health conditions can lead better lives.
When: January 2014: 13, 14, 15, 17 from 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Where: Cooperative Extension in Anchorage, 1675 C Street, Suite 100
Contact: For information contact Leslie Shallcross at 786-6313 or via e-mail
This training will use the 2012 Stanford Revised CDSMP curriculum.
Call Leslie Shallcross at 786-6313 or email for general information regarding leader training.
Upcoming Self-Management Workshops
- When: Ongoing 6-week chronic disease self-management workshops
Where: Southcentral Foundation.
Contact: For more information or to register, please contact SCF Health Education at 729-2689.
Please note that the classes are open to beneficiaries of SCF/ANMC.
When: Nov 12, 19, 26 & Dec 3, 10, 17
Afternoon Session: 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Evening Session: 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Providence Health Park Rm #2281, Anchorage, AK
Contact: For more information or to register contact Dani Martin at 212-2595 or Ghislaine.firstname.lastname@example.org
About Living Well Alaska: Better Choices, Better Health
Living Well Alaska: Better Choices, Better Health is a series of workshops that help people with chronic illnesses learn ways to self manage their condition and take charge of their life.
Living Well Alaska: Better Choices, Better Health covers a range of health topics such as:
- healthy eating
- relaxation techniques
- managing fatigue
- low impact exercising
- managing medications
- problem solving
- goal setting
- working with your health professional.
Research on this program has shown that participants are able to manage their symptoms better and communicate more easily with their doctors and loved ones. People who take the program feel better, are less limited by their illness, and may spend less time at the doctor or in the hospital.
The State of Alaska, Section of Chronic Disease and Health Promotion, has obtained from Stanford University a State license that is valid through August 2012. All course leaders and master trainers are required to sign MOAs to teach Living Well Alaska: Better Choices, Better Health workshops.
For information about Living Well Alaska: Better Choices, Better Health classes in your area or if you would like to become a course leader for your organization or community, please contact:
Barbara Stillwater PhD, RN
Diabetes Program Manager
Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
State of Alaska Division of Public Health
3601 C Street, Suite 722
Anchorage, AK 99503