US Projects

Chronic Disease Self-Management Training

CHS Project
CHS is involved in many projects. Photo by CHS.

Overview

To support New Jersey’s goal of reducing, and eventually eliminating, health disparities in the state, CHS partnered with the Cumberland County Health Department for the 2013 Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, funded by the NJ Department of Health. CHS provided a six-week Tomando Control de su Salud (Taking Control of Your Health) workshop for Spanish speaking adults age 60 and older.

Key Activities

CHS facilitated community-based workshops, developed by the Stanford School of Medicine, addressing the following topics:

  • Healthy eating
  • Exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility and endurance
  • Managing depression
  • Appropriate use of medications
  • Communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Appropriate use of the health care system
  • How to evaluate new treatments
  • Better breathing

Quick Facts

Geographic Focus
New Jersey

Funders
New Jersey Department of Health; Lead Agency: Cumberland County Health Department