The Area Agency on Aging, PSA 2 is looking for committed leaders throughout our nine-county region to facilitate disease self-management workshops. If you would like to be considered for leader training, please review the program brochure and leader position description, and complete and return the Healthy U Leader Application Form by September 25, 2015.
A four-day leader training for Healthy U/Chronic Disease will be held October 29-30 and November 5-6. These are all-day trainings (9:00 am to 4:00 pm), and you must attend all four days of training. Round-trip mileage to the Dayton area training site will be reimbursed and lunch will be provided.
We offer three workshops in our region. The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) brings together people with different long-term health problems for interactive, small-group sessions that focus on the participant’s role in better managing their disease. The Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) is similar in format but also includes content specific to type 2 diabetes. The Chronic Pain Self-Management Program (CPSMP) is similar in format but also includes content specific to management of chronic pain and the Moving Easy Program. All three workshops are evidence-based programs developed at Stanford University.
All workshops are offered in a variety of community settings throughout Ohio as Healthy U. Each workshop consists of six weekly sessions that last between 2 and 2.5 hours. They are presented to groups of 10-20 adults age 18 and older. Participants receive a free supplementary textbook, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions or Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain.
Leaders facilitate in pairs, and as long as funding supports it, leaders who execute an agreement with our agency receive a small stipend upon completion of each workshop series in our region and submission of paperwork (maximum $150 each).