The following tools (English/Español) can help reinforce information learned in self-management and physical activity courses. These tools may be helpful in continuing to develop an individual plan for self-management of your condition(s). Please click on the links below or tabs above to be taken to tool-specific pages:
These tools provide information about chronic health conditions. Clicking on the "Chronic Condition Information/Información de Condiciones Crónica" link will provide you with basic information on having a chronic condition, while clicking on each of the 9 specific chronic problems below will provide more detailed information on living with those specific conditions.
These tools provide information about classes provided to individuals with chronic health conditions, or to their caregivers. Classes offered cover topics of both self-management and physical activity.
These tools are helpful due to what often seems like a rollercoaster of emotions that accompanies health problems. Various emotions may be experienced, including anger, sadness, stress and depression.Understanding Emotions/Comprender las Emociones
These tools can be helpful to individuals in their fatigue management. Individuals
with chronic health conditions may experience fatigue associated with
their condition, or as a condition of its own (chronic fatigue
tools provide information for individuals on how to establish
personalized plans for future health care. All individuals, including
those with chronic illness, can designate health care plans early in
their life and adjust as needed.
These tools offer tips for healthy
eating in addition to links to healthy recipes. Individuals with
chronic health conditions may have special dietary restrictions
requiring changes to their diet.
These tools can be beneficial to any and all individuals who take one or more medicines for their health condition(s).
tools can be helpful to individuals who are attempting to manage their
pain. Pain can be associated with many chronic health conditions, and
can sometimes come as a result of how multiple chronic health conditions
interact. Individuals with chronic health conditions may overlook or
"work through" symptoms of pain in order to manage other aspects of
tools help meet individuals with chronic health conditions where they
are in regard to their physical activity level. Whether just beginning
physical activity for the first time, or as an individual who is wanting
to maintain their level of physical activity, these tools can help you
be physically active.
These tools are especially beneficial because they provide the means to identify specific actions and goals to help manage chronic health conditions as well as life generally. Setting specific goals to help problem solve is an effective tool toward self-management.Working with Health Professionals
tools can assist individuals in having effective, productive
conversations with health care professionals. It is important to get
all members of your health care team on the same page and to be able to
clearly communicate what your needs are regarding your health.
tools are specifically designed for caregivers of individuals who have
one or more chronic health condition. Caregivers often have similar
concerns arise as those who have a chronic health condition, including
stress, a range of emotions (including anger), and concerns with how to
communicate with health care professionals.
tools are specifically designed for health care professionals who
specifically work with individuals who have chronic health conditions.