Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District offers Free Classes Live Well with Chronic Disease

Live Well with Chronic Disease

The Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District will be offering Live Well with Chronic Disease classes at no cost, beginning on January 15th. These classes will help our citizens gain valuable insight on how to successfully manage their chronic conditions, such as diabetes, cancer, multiple sclerosis, lupus, and heart disease.

· 60% of Americans live with at least one chronic disease.

· Chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in America, and a leading driver of health care costs (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2018).

The Live Well with Chronic Disease program was developed at Stanford University and is proven to provide numerous benefits. This course is taught by certified local instructors through the Health District. The goal is to teach self-management tools including action planning, problem-solving, and communication skills in a small group setting.

Participants can expect the following results:

· Enhanced health and nutrition knowledge

· Improved self-confidence in daily maintenance of their health condition

· Fewer symptoms of chronic conditions

· Overall improved quality of life

Participants have the option of attending morning or evening classes. Classes are offered Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Health District for six consecutive weeks. If you or someone you know is living with a diagnosis of an ongoing chronic medical condition, we encourage you to sign up and learn how to live well with your diagnosis. Caregivers and family are welcome to attend.

The Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District is excited to bring this new, free resource to our community. Space is limited, enroll now via our website LiveWellWichitaCounty.com or call Samantha Mayfield at 940-761-7699.

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