Chronic disease management

Providing participants with the skills necessary to set realistic goals and solve problems related to chronic disease.

See our program descriptions below.

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

chronic disease management
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 EnhanceWellness® 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. You may benefit from the EnhanceWellness® program if you have one or more of the following conditions:

  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis or rheumatic disease
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression
  • Diabetes or pre-diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Sensory impairment

Our EnhanceWellness 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 mental health.

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

View/download the EnhanceWellness® brochure

Contact or enroll

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

The cost is $75 for a full 6-month program (some scholarships may be available). The cost includes six months of wellness support through optional weekly classes, personal health coaching for nutrition, weight management and health challenges, chronic disease self management and peer connections.

For questions or to enroll, please contact:

Julie Knighton, RN
[email protected]

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.

Living Well Class Options

  • Living Well with Your Lifelong Health 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.
Search for classes View/download Living Well brochure

For more information or to enroll:

Ellen Pihlstrom, Health Educator

Send email
Or call Ellen at 970.495.7509

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

This is an eight-week licensed program designed to introduce a new way of thinking about eating and physical activity. It is useful for those who would like to change eating habits or for those who have struggled with yo-yo dieting and would like to break free of the eat-repent-repeat cycle.

In this class, you’ll learn how to:

  • Be in charge of your eating instead of out of control
  • Eat the foods you love without guilt
  • Understand the truth about nutrition without confusing, arbitrary rules
  • Use mindfulness practices to pause before making eating decisions
  • Increase physical activity and fitness without feeling intimidated
Program information, registration

Contact for questions:

Deanna O’Connell, RD
[email protected]
Community Health Improvement Department
1025 Garfield, Suite A
Fort Collins, CO  80524