Healthy U is an evidence-based program that empowers participants to make decisions and set individual goals to enhance their well-being and improve everyday health through skills learned throughout the six weekly workshops. Join our team of committed, caring leaders and make a difference in your community by helping people to:
- Learn strategies to better self-manage chronic health conditions.
- Improve their quality of life.
- Feel empowered to take charge of their responsibilities in managing health issues.
The workshops are developed for adults who either live with chronic health conditions, or are caregivers for loved ones with chronic conditions. Leaders have personal experience managing their own condition or caring for someone with chronic disease. Often leaders will benefit from the program just as much as participants.
No formal health education is required to be a leader, but rather the willingness to follow the scripted program that has proven results. Two trained lay leaders facilitate each Healthy U workshop and model skills and activities in strict adherence to the training manuals provided. Leaders focus on process to help create a sense of connection between group members and leaders in a safe and caring environment of mutual learning and support.
The first step is to apply for and successfully complete the required leader training. We are offering the four-day core training in the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program on Oct. 3, 4, 10 & 11 in Dayton. Roundtrip mileage to the training site is reimbursed upon completion of training.
Once certified, Leaders must accept a minimum of one workshop assignment per calendar year for each program in which they are trained. Each workshop consists of six weekly sessions that last 2 to 2.5 hours each. Leaders who execute an agreement with the agency are paid a stipend of $25 per session for a maximum of $150 total per workshop upon submission of workshop paperwork, subject to continued funding from the Ohio Department of Aging.
Click here for a flyer and guidelines on requirements for Leaders.
Click here for an application form to complete and mail in by September 5, 2019.