About Self-Management Workshops

GrowWell’s Self-Management Workshops will help you take charge of your health by learning improved communication, disease knowledge, action planning, decision making, and problem-solving skills. We provide free group health education and disease management workshops for caregivers and individuals who have a chronic condition, such as diabetes or cancer.

Available Workshops

Living Well with Chronic Conditions

This evidence-based program was developed by researchers at Stanford University Patient Education Center. The Living Well with Chronic Conditions program (Chronic Disease Self-Management Program) is a six-week workshop that provides tools for living a healthy life with chronic health conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, cancer, obesity, lung disease, asthma and heart disease. Through weekly sessions, the workshop provides support for continuing normal daily activities and dealing with the emotions that chronic conditions may bring about.

Offered in: Henry County

Take Charge of Your Diabetes

This evidence-based program developed by Stanford University Patient Education Research Center (Diabetes Self-Management Program) is a fun, skill-building program designed for persons with diabetes. The program helps individuals take day-to-day responsibility for their diabetes care. Participants gain skills necessary to self-manage their diabetes and work effectively with their healthcare professionals. Funding to support the program is provided from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Offered in: Crockett, Gibson, Hardeman, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Lauderdale, McNairy, and Obion Counties

Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Program

1 in 3 Americans has pre-diabetes and most do not know it.

YOU MAY HAVE PRE-DIABETES and be at risk for type 2 diabetes if you:

Are 45 years of age or older
Are overweight
Have a family history of type 2 diabetes
Are physically active fewer than 3 times per week
Ever had diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes) or gave birth to a baby that weighed more than 9 pounds

Join us for the PreventT2 Diabetes Prevention Program and learn how to prevent this chronic health condition.

As part of a PreventT2 group, you will work with a trained lifestyle coach and other participants to learn the skills you need to make lasting changes. You will learn to eat healthy, add physical activity to your life, manage stress, stay motivated, and solve problems that can get in the way of healthy changes.

PreventT2 is a year-long program with weekly meetings for the first 6 months, then meetings once or twice a month for the second 6 months to help you maintain your healthy lifestyle changes. By meeting with others who have pre-diabetes you can celebrate each other’s successes and work together to overcome obstacles.

You will get a FREE A1C test at the beginning and completion of the class.

Call the HCMC FindLine at 731-644-3463 to join the class.