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Living Well Alaska: Better Choices, Better Health

Workshop Contacts

  • Anchorage VA Clinic
    Deedee Brandeberry
    257-4890
  • Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center
    Xio Gilyard
    743-7359
  • Anchorage Senior Center
    Carmen Montano
    258-7823
  • Providence Senior Care Center
    Karen Hollar
    212-3424
  • Mat-Su
    Julie Cascio
    745-3360
  • Kenai
    Linda Tannehill
    262-5824
    &
    Deborah Nyquist
    335-7580
  • Parish nurses
    Marlise A. James
    212-5053
  • Statewide through UAF CES
    Leslie Shallcross
    786-6313
  • General Information
    269-8035
Better Choices, Better Health: A Chronic Disease Self-Management Program


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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Living Well Alaska -  Leadership Training

  • When: December 8-11, 2014
    Contact: Call Leslie Shallcross at 907-786-6313 for more information and/or to register
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Diabetes Prevention Classes

This program helps you learn how to change your lifestyle to prevent Type 2 diabetes. Program includes 16 weekly sessions and six monthly follow-up sessions with a trained lifestyle coach. 

  • When: TBA
    Where: Cooperative Extension Service, 1675 C Street, Ste. 100, Anchorage
    Contact: Call Leslie Shallcross at 907-786-6313 for more information and/or to register.
    Fee: TBA

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Upcoming Self-Management Workshops

Anchorage
  • When: Ongoing 6-week chronic disease self-management workshops
    Fall 2014 Dates:
    •    Oct 1–Nov 5, 2014: 11:00 am - 1:30 pm (every Wednesday)
    •    Nov 4 – Dec 16, 2014: 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
         (every Tuesday except November 11th)
    Where: Southcentral Foundation.

    Contact: For more information or to register, please contact SCF Health Education at 729-2689.

    Please note:
    lunch is provided at every session and the classes are open to beneficiaries and employees of SCF/ANMC.

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Anchorage

  • When: September 17-October 22, 2014 - Wednesdays 1:30 pm–4:00 pm
    Where: Providence Health Park - Cancer Center, Rm. 2281, 3851 Piper Street, Anchorage.

    Contact: Call Karen Hollar at 212-3424 for registration or information.
    Please note:
    There is no fee for this Living Well Alaska Workshop. Course includes materials and refreshments. Registration ends September 10th.

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  • Registration Form

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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.


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Contact Us

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
(907) 269-8035

Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
State of Alaska Division of Public Health

3601 C Street, Suite 722
Anchorage, AK 99503

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