Do you have a chronic disease or care for someone with diabetes, hypertension, heart problems or other chronic diseases? Would you like to learn how to help others better manage and live well with their chronic conditions?
Solano County Public Health Division and the Area Agency on Aging serving Napa and Solano counties need dedicated volunteers to participate in a free, four-day workshop — Healthier Living Program — from January 28-31 in Fairfield.
After successful completion of the training, the volunteers will co-facilitate future chronic disease self-management workshops, teaching at least two workshops per year.
“An ideal candidate for a Healthier Living Program leader is an adult who has a chronic disease and/or who cares for someone with a chronic condition, who is excited about facilitating workshops, feels comfortable leading group discussions, and is committed to helping other people,” said Robin Cox, Health Education Manager with Solano Public Health. “No prior medical or teaching background is needed as leaders will be using the acclaimed and evaluated Healthier Living curriculum developed by Stanford University.”
Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death and disability in the United States, and helping people with chronic diseases learn to better manage their conditions will help reduce the personal and societal burden of chronic diseases.
The free facilitator training will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Solano County Health and Social Services Department multipurpose room, 2101 Courage Drive in Fairfield. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. To become certified, participants must attend all four days. The training is limited to 25 people. To register call the Area Agency on Aging at (707) 643-1797.
This workshop is made possible by Solano County Public Health, and by CA4Health, a project of the Public Health Institute, with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.