Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Calaveras County Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Currently there are no Healthier Living Workshops scheduled for the summer of 2017.  Workshops may resume if and when program funding and staff are in place.  At this time there is no set date when workshops may resume.  

If you would like to be notified when the workshops resume please contact Public Health Services at (209) 754-6460.  Ask to be placed on the Workshop Notification List and be sure to leave your name and telephone number.  If and when the workshops resume you will be notified.  Thank you for your patience.  Your interest in attending a Healthier Living Workshop is appreciated.  

The books “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions” and “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain” will be available for check out from the Calaveras County Library.  These are the books workshop participants received when they attended the workshops.   The books discuss many of the tools that participants learn in the workshops along with valuable information on ways you can self-manage your chronic conditions.  

Calaveras County Healthier Living Workshops offered in the past include:


  • Managing Chronic Health Conditions
  • Diabetes Self-Management
  • Chronic Pain Self-Management

These are evidence based Self-Management Workshops originally developed at Stanford University and now licensed through the Self-Management Resource Center in Palo Alto, California.  Each workshop is designed with a group of 8-16 adults meeting for 2.5 hours once a week for six weeks. There is no cost, no insurance involved or doctor’s referral needed to attend.  The Managing Chronic Health Conditions Workshop is suitable for most chronic physical or mental illnesses or long term health conditions such as arthritis, asthma, heart disease, depression, anxiety, diabetes, COPD, high blood pressure, obesity and Parkinson’s disease.  Information is presented as well as skill building and group interaction activities that are led by two workshop leaders.