Chronic Pain Management Program

Living Healthy With a Chronic Condition

Spring classes are
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Chronic Disease Self Management Program

Feel Better. Be in control. Do the things you want to do.

This Chronic Disease Self Management Program helps you gain control over your health and improve your quality of life. The program is free and available for anyone over the age of 18 living in Onondaga County. Each participant receives a free book, "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions" as well as the CD, "Relaxation of the Mind and Body."

The program is a six session, peer-led health education program for people and/or their caregivers with any type of ongoing health condition and complements the care of the healthcare that person may already be receiving.

Topic covered include:

  • Decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Developing and maintaining a safe, long-term physical activity program
  • Fatigue management
  • Dealing with anger, depression and difficult emotions
  • Cognitive management of pain and stress
  • Communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals
  • Using prescribed medication appropriately
  • Healthy eating
  • Making informed treatment decisions
  • Planning for future health care
  • Participants are invited to bring a family member, firned and/or caretaker

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program curriculum was developed at Stanford University's Patient Education Research Center. For more information about the program, please visit Stanford's Patient Education Research website.

The Living Healthy with a Chronic Condition Program is made possible through a partnership with OASIS, Upstate Medical University, The Advocates for Upstate Medical University and the Onondaga County Department of Adult and Long Term Care Services.

Register for an Upcoming Living Healthy Event:

3/2/2017 10:00am Living Healthy with a Chronic Condition - OASIS Location
First Class
Learning to Live Well with a Chronic Condition
3/8/2017 5:30pm Living Healthy with a Chronic Condition - OASIS Location
First Class
Learning to Live Well with a Chronic Condition
3/14/2017 10:00am Living Healthy with a Chronic Condition- Healthlink Event. Brotherly Love Church of God in Christ, 1234 South State Street, Syracuse, NY
First Class
Living Healthy with a Chronic Condition
4/27/2017 1:00pm Living Healthy with a Chronic Condition - Healthlink Event. Onondaga Free Library, 4840 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, NY 13215
First Class
Living Healthy with a Chronic Condition
5/2/2017 5:00pm Living Healthy with a Chronic Condition - Healthlink Event. Christ Community Church, 3644 Warners Road, Syracuse, NY 13209
First Class
Living Healthy with a Chronic Condition
5/16/2017 10:00am Living Healthy with a Chronic Condition - Healthlink Event. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip Street, Liverpool, NY 13088
First Class
Living Healthy with a Chronic Condition
6/7/2017 5:30pm Living Healthy with a Chronic Condition - OASIS Location
First Class
Learning to Live Well with a Chronic Condition
7/27/2017 10:00am Living Healthy with a Chronic Condition - OASIS Location
First Class
Learning to Live Well with a Chronic Condition