Better Choices, Better Health
From diabetes and fibromyalgia, to arthritis and high-blood pressure, chronic conditions affect many people. Adapting to a new diagnosis can take some time to learn and process information. To learn how to adapt to a chronic condition, Intermountain Healthcare and the Utah Department of Health have teamed up with a specialized provider to give you free access to an online course called, Better Choices, Better Health. Because learning and growing in healthy ways can help support your lifestyle, we want to bring this course to you and your friends and family.
Offered throughout Utah, these courses last six weeks and teach you more about ways to deal with the stress of a chronic condition, how to set appropriate boundaries with friends and neighbors, and how to thrive and become more resilient should health setbacks come your way. It bolsters your confidence in dealing with life, and helps you live the healthiest life possible.
Six Sessions of Learning
Weekly meetings for six weeks might not sound like a big deal, but the results are impressive. Participants have seen success including:
- Lowered A1C levels
- Decreased symptoms of depression
- Lessened hypoglycemic symptoms
- Improved medication adherence
- Fewer hospitalizations
- Reduced healthcare costs
Clearly, six weeks is long enough to see results. Besides, you’ve got life to live.
Join an In-Person Course
A 6-session evidence-based workshop designed for those dealing with a chronic or limiting health condition. Participants learn self-management techniques and skills needed in the day-to-day management of any type of ongoing health condition. The program has also been proven to be effective for caregivers who want to learn and grow side-by-side with a loved one.
Click here to join an in-person course.
Join an Online Course
Schedules are busy, or you may not be able to leave your home. We understand. That’s why we teamed up with the Utah Department of Health to offer the same in-person course to an online audience. You won’t get to meet other people in person, but you’ll get the same great information while being able to connect with others online. Along with post-workshop support, you’ll also learn new tips on how to live healthy with your specific chronic condition.
Click here to join an online course.
Make the Change
Living healthy means more than just eating fruits and vegetables (though we totally recommend them). It means putting your self-care forward by getting a solid eight hours of sleep, cooking from scratch more often, and keeping some money tucked away for a rainy day. Living a secure, engaged life means spending your time, money, and energy on what will give you the best returns. In most cases, that means investing in your health.