SFHCP Population Health Completes its Second Live Well Series for 2018

Over the last six weeks, Virginia Ruiz, Community Social Work Navigator and Deb Crane, Community Healthcare Coach, facilitated the Live Well Diabetes Self-Management Program. Live Well is a nationwide evidence-based health promotion program that was developed by Stanford University.

Eight attendees participated in the program, including two caregivers and six individuals with a diabetes diagnosis.

Attendees learned from a standardized curriculum by Live Well and had the opportunity to engage with their peers on topics that included managing and monitoring blood sugar, healthy eating, managing sick days, exercising, relaxation/stress relief, building confidence, action planning, problem-solving and communicating with their healthcare providers. Participants embraced the concepts of action planning and problem solving.

Each week our coaches had participants identify an action plan and a goal that they set for themselves. They were happy to share that the patients are meeting their goals they set and are taking necessary steps to improve their overall health.

Saint Francis Healthcare Partners (SFHCP) Population Health team is happy to facilitate these Live Well Programs offered in conjunction with the North Central Area Agency on Aging.  For more information or to find a Live Well program that is coming up through SFHCP, check out our website’s events page or download the flyer here..

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