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Classes start September 30th (in American Fork) and October 17th (in Provo)

Would you like to better manage your chronic condition, decrease your pain, decrease you doctors' visits, and enjoy life more? The Utah County Health Department, Utah Arthritis Program, and Mountainlands Association is promoting "Living Well with Chronic Conditions," a six class self-management series. Class are tailored for individuals living with a chronic condition or for those who live with someone with a chronic condition, such as asthma, arthritis, fibromyalgia, cancer, heart disease, emphysema, depression or chronic pain. This is much more than a simple "pain management" course. Subjects covered will include: techniques to combat frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation; appropriate exercise to maintain and improve strength; appropriate use of medications and proper nutrition; techniques to effectively communicate with family, friends, and health professional and guidelines to evaluate new treatments.

The UCHD offers classes on a regular basis --
  • Tuesdays, September 30 to November 4, 10 a.m. to noon at the UCHD American Fork office (599 South 500 East)
  • Wednesdays, October 8 to November 12, 5:10pm at Brigham Young University (Room 2001A of the JKB).
  • Fridays, October 17 to November 21, 10:30 a.m. at the UCHD office in Provo (151 South University Avenue).
Living Well booklet

Classes run about two hours and are free, but registration is required. For more information or to sign up please call Patty at 801-851- 7528. For details on this and free classes offered by the UCHD, please see www.UtahCountyHealth.org or follow us at www.Facebook.c om/uchealth.

We also offer a special Living Well with Chronic Diseases class that focuses specifically on managing diabetes. The class starts Wednesday, October 8 and to to November 12 at 5:30 p.m. at the UCHD Provo Office. These classes also run about two hours.

The Utah County Health Department is committed to promoting the health of our community by preventing avoidable disease and injury by monitoring the health of our community, responding to public health emergencies, and assuring conditions in which people can be healthy. For information on UCHD programs or services, please visit www.UtahCountyHealth.org or call 801-851-7000. You can also now follow the UCHD at www.FaceBook.com/uchealth, www.instagram.com/UtahCountyHealthDept, www.twitter.com/uchd, or www.pinterest.com/uchd. The UCHD is a partner with Utah's Public Health Departments.