Ontarians with ongoing health conditions will now have additional support to take control of their health. Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the Stanford University Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is now offered online. This evidence-based program was designed to help people with chronic health conditions overcome daily challenges and take control of their health.
Who can participate?
Ontario residents experiencing chronic conditions (such as arthritis, kidney disease, chronic pain, cancer, depression, asthma, respiratory disease or any other chronic condition).
Individuals with all levels of computer skills can participate from anywhere that they can access a computer (or mobile device) and internet.
Caregivers, friends, and family members are also welcome to participate.
About the Program
The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is now being offered online! Details of the online program are as follows:
A FREE, six-week, highly interactive workshop that takes place entirely online
Participants log on at their own convenience 2-3 times per week for a total of about 2 hours per week
Each workshop is led by two trained peer facilitators
Groups of about 25 individuals participate together
New lessons are posted each week
Confidential and anonymous
Topics covered by the program include:
How to handle issues such as pain and fatigue
Activities for improving strength, flexibility, and endurance
Effective communication with health care providers and loved ones
Dealing with difficult emotions
Making an action plan, problem-solving, and decision making
Benefits of Participation
Gain confidence in managing your own health and maintain an active and fulfilling life
Learn how to better manage your symptoms
Learn tips to make your daily activities easier
Develop self-help tools and strategies
Mutual support with other participants living with chronic health conditions