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Living Well Alaska

jessievenegas Jessie Venegas — 10/01/2009

State of Alaska Health Care Services

Living Well Alaska, based on the Chronic Disease Self- Management Program (CDSMP), is a six-week workshop designed to help adults manage their chronic conditions. The program was created to address the lack of education programs appropriate for patients with multiple chronic conditions. The main goal is to train individuals on how to self-manage their conditions and take as much control over their lives as possible. The program emphasizes the needs of people within vulnerable and high-risk communities. The sessions are led by trained lay individuals, although health professionals can act as co-leaders. These leaders meet with groups of 10 to 15 people living with chronic conditions. Their significant others and caretakers are also encouraged to attend. The sessions are 2 1/2 hours long, and are held once each week for six consecutive weeks.


Goals Prevention:
Funding for detection programs , Creates healthy environments , Promotes adecuate understanding levels on the community about the importance of prevention , Focuses on social inequalities
Goals Treatment:
Develop basic elements for an integrated health system , Strengthens cooperative local groups to provide integral services , Ensures the best quality of health services
Goals self-management:
Allows remote support to patients and their carers from health professionals







3601 C Street, Suite 722

AK 99503
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