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Healthy Living Canada Online Research Project

Volunteers Needed for Health Research!

Healthy Living Canada is seeking our help to recruit subjects for a national research project. If any of your clients would benefit from their research, please encourage them to volunteer.

The Project

Is the pain, fatigue or stress of an ongoing health condition stopping you from living your life to the fullest?

Alberta Health Services and the Government of Alberta are looking for adults living with a chronic condition to participate in Healthy Living Canada, a free, online self-management pilot project.

Participants must have access to the internet and will be asked to commit two hours per week for six weeks. In return, they will learn ways to get control of their lives and their illness.

Participants will connect with others through interactive online workshops and learn ways to regain control of their life and tips to manage day-to-day activities.

Healthy Living Canada is the online version of the community-based Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is a community workshop held once a week for six weeks for people with chronic health problems. Healthy Living Canada will follow the same format covering topics that include techniques to overcome frustration and fatigue, exercises to improve strength, medication use, communication, nutrition and treatments.

Those who took part in the community-based Chronic Disease Self-Management Program demonstrated significant improvement in quality of life and spent fewer days in the hospital, along with a trend toward fewer outpatient visits and hospitalizations (patienteducation.stanford.edu/programs/cdsmp.html).

For more information or to register visit Healthy Living Canada. Healthy Living Canada is part of a research pilot project between Alberta Health Services, Government of Alberta, Stanford University and The National Council on Aging.

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