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Living with Chronic Conditions

The Living With Chronic Conditions program is FREE and open to individuals with any physical or mental chronic condition (like arthritis, chronic pain, heart, lung or kidney disease, and depression), their caregivers and significant others.

The workshop content doesn't focus on a specific disease; rather it explores and teaches skills and techniques applicable for use with any chronic condition. And, as participants discover, the specific disease isn't what brings folks together; it is the impact of the conditions or diseases and the similarity of that impact on the lives of participants that brings everyone together.

The workshop is given in 2.5 hour sessions, once a week, for 6 weeks in community settings like senior centers, churches, libraries, provider offices and hospitals. The workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders, who have a chronic condition or are acting as caregivers to someone with a chronic condition.

Classes are highly participative. Mutual support and success build confidence in participants' ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.

Ready to find a workshop near you? Great! Check out our workshops for information on all Living With Chronic Conditions workshops being offered. Can't find a workshop near you? Still have questions? Don't hesitate to contact us to share you interest in the program and we will work to get one scheduled in your area soon. Contact us to learn more! You can call us TOLL FREE at 855.662.6448, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. You can also email us.

This material was prepared by the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents presented do not necessarily reflect CMS policy. 11SOW-GPQIN-KS-GEN-08/0914