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Services and Programs

Healthy U



Healthy U, Stanford University's Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, is a six-week workshop proven to help people with ongoing medical conditions manage symptoms and live healthier, happier lives.


Healthy U is for you if:

  • You live with long-term health conditions, such as: arthritis, diabetes, lung disease, high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, chronic pain, anxiety, depression and more;
  • You feel limited in your daily activities;
  • You feel tired, alone or stressed by health problems; or

You are looking for better ways to manage your symptoms.

Topics Include:

  • Strategies to deal with stress, frustration, fatigue, pain and depression;
  • Using physical activity to maintain and improve strength, flexibility and endurance;
  • How to use medications safely and appropriately;
  • Better ways to talk with your doctor and your family about your health;
  • Using good nutrition to improve health and control symptoms;
  • How to evaluate new treatments; and
  • Setting and achieving personal goals.




Each participant receives a free copy of "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions" a 374 page guide to self-management.  



To locate an upcoming workshop contact the Area Agency on Aging 8 at 800-331-2644 ext.2660

Click here to download the Healthy U Brochure!                      

Information for Healthy U Leaders:

The following documents are intended for use by Healthy U Lay Leaders in the implementation of Healthy U workshops:

Healthy U Workshop Cover Sheet

Healthy U Attendance Log

Healthy U Participant Evaluation 

Healthy U Participant Survey

Healthy U Staff Time Log

Healthy U Request for Funds

Healthy U Flyer

Healthy U Certificate of Completion


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A Program of Buckeye Hills-Hocking Valley Regional Development District