Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions in the Workplace


This program is an adaptation of the 6-week Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. It contains similar content, but is rearranged into 1-hour segments for the workplace. Small groups of peers meet twice a week for 1 hour to help each other solve problems they encounter in creating and carrying out their self-management program. Participants make weekly action plans, share experiences, and learn about a variety of topics including:

Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation

  • Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance
  • Appropriate use of medications
  • Communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals
  • Nutrition
  • Decision-making
  • How to evaluate new treatments
  • And much more

This is an evidenced based program developed at Stanford University and now managed by the Self Management Resource Center. Participants receive a free Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions book for participating.

Registration instructions:
This course is for employees with the St. Louis City Department of Human Services. If you're interested in bringing this program to your company, business or non-profit, please contact Emily Barbee at [email protected] or (314) 400-7298. The course is free but pre-registration is required.

This course will meet virtually over Zoom, a link will be sent to you after you register.

Cost: Free


  • St. Louis City Department of Human Services
  • St. Louis Area Agency on Aging

Sessions: (1:00 - 2:00 pm)

  • 1/25/2021
  • 1/27/2021
  • 2/1/2021
  • 2/3/2021
  • 2/8/2021
  • 2/10/2021
  • 2/15/2021
  • 2/17/2021
  • 2/22/2021
  • 2/24/2021
  • 3/1/2021
  • 3/3/2021

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