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Living Well Alaska: Better Choices, Better Health

Workshop Contacts

  • Anchorage Senior Center
    Carmen Montano
  • Providence Senior Care Center
    Karen Hollar
  • Mat-Su
    Julie Cascio
  • Kenai
    Linda Tannehill
    Deborah Nyquist
  • Statewide through UAF CES
    Leslie Shallcross
  • General Information
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: September 17, 18, 24 and 25, 2015 • 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Where: Cooperative Extension Service, 1675 C Street, Ste. 100, Anchorage
    Contact: Call Leslie Shallcross at 907-786-6313 or email for more information
    Register: Online
    Fee: $300
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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. 

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

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  • When: TBA
    Where: Providence Health Park - Cancer Center, Rm. 2285 - 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.



  • When: TBA
    Where:  South Peninsula Hospital Training Center, 203 W. Pioneer, Homer Alaska.

    Contact: Call 235-0285 for registration or information.
    $10 for the entire six-week series.

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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:

Diabetes Program
(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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