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Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs

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  1. Enhance®Wellness
  2. Living Well

Enhance®Wellness

Six months of wellness support through optional weekly classes, personal health coaching for nutrition, weight management and health challenges, self-paced exercise support and peer connections.

  • Cost is $125 for full 6 month program (Some scholarships may be available)
  • For questions or to enroll please call: 970-495-7335


Taking the first step is difficult. We know. We’re here to help.

If you have a chronic condition, or feel you are losing control of your health, the idea of feeling well may seem like only a dream. When pain, fatigue, medications and doctor visits rule your life, realizing that dream can be difficult.

The Enhance Wellness program is a proven, evidence-based program, full of tools to help you gain confidence and empower you to make changes and better manage your health or chronic condition.

Our Enhance Wellness registered nurse and registered dietitian team gives you guidance, education and support to make positive changes in nutrition, weight management, medication management, physical activity, symptom management and improve mental health.

The result: more days of feeling great and increased self-confidence and empowerment.


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Contact or Enroll

Enrollment is ongoing. Contact us to get started or to ask any questions you may have.

UCHealth

Community Health Improvement Department
1025 Pennock Place, Suite 107
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Julie Knighton, RN
julie.knighton@uchealth.org
970-495-7335

Deanna O’Connell, RD
deanna.oconnell@uchealth.org
970-495-7523

Living Well


Classes are held for two and a half hours once a week for six weeks and are facilitated by two trained leaders. You’ll receive program materials, useful tools and resources. There is no fee for this program.

Questions? Call Ellen Pihlstrom at 970-495-7509

Living Well Class Options

  • Living Well with Chronic Conditions

    Living a healthy life with one or more chronic conditions involves learning self-management skills to help you function at your best regardless of your chronic condition. This class gives you practical skills and tools to help manage symptoms, set goals, problem solve, stay active and enjoy life.

  • Living Well with Diabetes

    Would you like to increase your confidence and problem solving skills to better manage your diabetes? This six week program does not replace services from a diabetes educator. You'll learn goal setting, problem solving and tools to help you manage your diabetes and prevent or delay serious complications. Resource book included.

  • Living Well with Chronic Pain

    Living with chronic pain is a daily challenge. This six week class presents different techniques and tools to help you better manage your pain so that pain doesn't control your life. You'll learn tips to help you better manage your symptoms and become more active and involved in life. Workbook included.

  • Cancer: Thriving and Surviving

    Are you a cancer survivor who is interested in not just surviving but thriving??

    Participants completing our program have called it “life changing”, “empowering” and “the push I needed to take charge of my health”. Participants will learn a variety of self-management skills that are specific to cancer survivors.

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Contact or Enroll

To enroll in a class: call the Aspen Club at 970-495-8560

Contact for questions:

Ellen Pihlstrom, Health Educator
ellen.pihlstrom@uchealth.org
970-495-7509

UCHealth
Community Health Improvement Department
1025 Garfield, Suite A
Fort Collins, CO 80524

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