Healthy U Programs

Learning to be healthy is hard for many of us to grasp, especially if we have developed bad eating habits or don’t exercise the way we know we should.  AAA9 has evidenced based disease prevention workshops we call Healthy U.  Individuals participate in an interactive workshop for 2-1/2 hours a week for six weeks. Each workshop Is facilitated by a pair of leaders, one or both of whom are non-health professionals with a chronic disease themselves. Healthy U was developed by researchers at Stanford University, and is offered in Ohio through a partnership between the Ohio Department of Aging, the Ohio Department of Health and local organizations.

Diabetic Self-Management

Diabetes builds on the successful structure of HEALTHY U: Chronic Disease, but is tailored specifically for adults living with type 2 diabetes.

Like other HEALTHY U programs, workshops are conducted in a series of six, 2 1/2 hour weekly sessions at locations within your community, by workshop leaders with personal experience dealing with diabetes and diabetes-related conditions.

This program is supported by the HEALTHY U Ohio initiative.

Chronic Disease Self-Management

Chronic Disease is a small group program that helps adults of any age gain confidence in their ability to manage symptoms and understand how their health problems affect their lives.

Individuals participate in an interactive workshop 2 1/2 hours a week for six weeks. Each workshop is facilitated by a pair of leaders, one or both of whom live with a chronic disease themselves. HEALTHY U was developed by researchers at Stanford University, and is effective in improving health outcomes and reducing health care costs.

This program is supported by the HEALTHY U Ohio initiative. 

Chronic Pain Self-Management

Chronic Pain helps participants who live with back pain, nerve pain, fibromyalgia and other types of chronic pain to improve their confidence in managing their symptoms and daily activities.

Like the other HEALTHY U programs, participants attend a series of workshops where they learn to develop action plans to incorporate changes in their lifestyle, improve nutrition, increase physical activity, and deal more positively with emotional issues associated with their condition.

This program is supported by the HEALTHY U Ohio initiative.

Diabetes Education Empowerment Program (DEEP) 

This program was developed by the University of Illinois at Chicago and is an interactive program that provides participants with tools to better manage diabetes.

It is conducted in six weekly two-hour sessions and is based on principles of empowerment and adult education. The primary goal of DEEP is to empower participants in diabetes self-management efficacy.

This program is supported by the HEALTHY U Ohio initiative.