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Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions

Living a Healthy Life is an evidence-based, Chronic Disease Self-Management workshop for people who have one or more chronic condition or give care to those with chronic conditions. A chronic condition is defined as any on-going health problem or disease such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, depression, PTSD, back pain or other long term problems. Click the image at right to download a flyer.

Topics Covered:

  • Managing Symptoms
  • Healthy Eating
  • Medication Usage
  • Stress Management
  • Making Informed Treatment Decisions
  • Working with Health Care Provider
  • Setting Goals

IMPORTANT: This workshop DOES NOT replace any of your existing programs or treatments.


CURRENT AND UPCOMING CLASSES

To register for any class or for questions, please contact Cathy Jones at 812-888-5159 or email catherine.jones@vinu.edu.

Virtual classes via Zoom are also available on demand.

This program is approved for 12 interprofessional continuing education credits.

Click here to learn more on how to obtain the credits.

Virtual Class
Tuesdays, January 16th-February 20th
11 a.m.-1 p.m. CT or 12 p.m.-2 p.m. ET
Offered via Zoom
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Become a Leader for the Living a Healthy Life Program!

What does a Living a Healthy Life leader do?
A Living a Healthy Life leader is an individual who co-leads workshops with another leader one or more times per year. The program requires two leaders at every workshop.

When are the workshops?
Workshops meet once a week for 2.5 hours over 6 weeks. Contact us for a day and time that fits your schedule. Workshops are available in person or online.

Why become a Living a Healthy Life leader?

  • Impact people’s lives by helping them realize their goals.
  • Help maintain your own self-management skills.
  • Be a part of an exciting worldwide volunteer program.
  • Meet new people.
For more information:

If you are interested in becoming a Living a Healthy Life leader, contact Cathy Jones at 812-888-5159 or email catherine.jones@vinu.edu

Student Opportunities

If you are a USI student and would like to receive free training or get involved, contact Dr. Swateja Nimkar at 812-465-1158 or email snimkar@usi.edu

Upcoming Events

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $3,691,706 million with zero percentage financed with nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.