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Free online course available to combat chronic health challenges

posted Jan 5, 2016, 10:49 AM by Nicole Grabowski - CDHS   [ updated Jan 5, 2016, 10:53 AM ]
DENVER (Jan. 5, 2016) – Many Coloradans make resolutions to become healthier with the turn of the calendar to the New Year. A free online workshop beginning this month is available to help residents battling a host of chronic medical conditions get a jump start on accomplishing those self-improvement goals.

The Better Choices, Better Health workshop, developed by Stanford University, is a six-week course held completely online and available for up to 50 residents 18 and older currently living with such conditions as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, emphysema, liver disease, multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder, depression and many others.

Through the Better Choices, Better Health workshop, participants can:
  • Learn ways to deal with pain, fatigue and stress;
  • Improve communication with doctors and family members about health concerns;
  • Locate community resources;
  • Make better nutrition and exercise choices; and
  • Give and receive suggestions and support with other online participants.
Participants log in two or three times a week for a total of about two hours to review course material, communicate with leaders and other participants and make step-by-step “action plans” to reach weekly goals.

If you meet the criteria, please sign up today at individuals will be contacted as soon as the on-line class dates are finalized, in early January.

The workshop is made possible through a grant managed by the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) with funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Administration for Community Living. For more information, contact Connie Young at CDHA via email at

Nicole Grabowski - CDHS,
Jan 5, 2016, 10:50 AM