On January 16 through February 20, 2019, the Smith County Health Department/Community Health Center will be offering a free Chronic Disease Self- Management workshop.

Living Well With Chronic Conditions is a 6-week workshop series designed to help community members understand and manage their chronic conditions effectively.  If you or anyone you care for has a chronic condition, we welcome you to this series which is designed to address issues including:  

  • Managing your symptoms
  • Fighting fatigue and pain
  • Helping to establish better nutrition and exercise choices in your life
  • Building confidence
  • Managing side effects and stress and learning to relax
  • Managing medications
  • Lessening your anger and frustration
  • Communicating better with your doctor, family, and friends
  • Getting more out of your life

The Living Well with Chronic Conditions Program is conducted by two leaders certified by Stanford University Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Master Trainers. Participants are encouraged to actively contribute to the sessions and work together to find solutions and set healthy goals.  Classes will be held each Wednesday from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the Smith County Health Department/Community Health Center.

For more information, or to sign up for the program, please contact Megan Akins, the Outreach and Enrollment Worker at the Smith County Health Department, at 615-735-0242.

The Smith County Health Department is located at 251 Joy Alford Way in South Carthage, Tennessee.