Because it’s never too late to learn how to be healthy. Healthy U is a chronic disease self-management program that helps adults or 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 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.
Healthy U Diabetes
Healthy U: Diabetes is a diabetes self-management program that builds on the successful structure
of Healthy U, but is tailored specifically for adults living with type 2 diabetes. Like Healthy U, this
program is conducted in a series of six, 2-1/2 hour weekly workshops at locations within your
community, and workshop leaders have personal experience dealing with diabetes and diabetes-related
conditions. Healthy U: Diabetes 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.
Healthy U Workshops
Healthy U is a small group workshop that meets 2-1/2 hours once a week for 6 weeks. Healthy U
may be for you if you have long term health challenges such as asthma, arthritis, heart disease,
diabetes and other life long conditions. You will gain confidence and new skills to better manage your chronic conditions and feel healthier. For more information, location and dates near you, call AAA-9 at 1-800-945-4250.
This program is made possible by a joint effort of the Administration on Aging, the National
Council on Aging, the Ohio Department of Aging, the Ohio Department of Health and your
local Area Agency on Aging.
Healthy IDEAS (Identifying Depression, Empowering Activities for Seniors) is a depression self-management
program that includes screening, assessment, education and referral to appropriate health professionals made possible through collaborations with the Older Ohioans Behavioral Health Network and Ohio Department of Mental Health, the program is conducted through case management and serves clients as well as family caregivers. Healthy IDEAS is available in all regions of Ohio.