Managing Chronic Conditions with Self-Management Tools

February 22, 2022

According to the CDC, nearly half of US adults are affected by chronic health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, obesity, and arthritis. These conditions limit function, health, activity, and work for these people, affecting the quality of their lives as well as the lives of their families. However, research shows that learning how to address problems and make informed decisions about health can help these people live a healthier life.

Join this free noontime webinar for an overview of common symptoms that many people living with ongoing or chronic conditions experience and an introduction to self-management tools that can help them successfully manage symptoms. You will have a chance to practice using several self-management techniques including mindful breathing, goal setting and action planning, and problem solving, giving you immediate tools to set you on the path of increased wellness.

Instructors: Candii Dana is the peer facilitator manager for Canary Health and leads the quality and engagement activities for the workshops. She has been involved with the Canary Health programs for over 10 years, beginning her journey with the Stanford Self-Management Programs in 2007, and is a master trainer and t-trainer in the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program and Diabetes Self-Management Program.

Maria Pfeifer is a peer facilitator for Canary Health as well as a community engagement facilitator who has been delivering both in-person and virtual health programming, including Stanfords’s Suite of Self-Management Programs, since 2009.  She has been involved with Building Better Caregivers offered through Canary Health Since 2012 and Better Choices, Better Health since 2014.