Chronic Disease Management

Vision

To provide citizens of Navajo County living with a chronic condition to build skills needed to live a long, healthy and active life.

The Navajo County Chronic Disease Management Program is staffed with fully trained specialists in evidence-based programs offered throughout Navajo County to help citizens build skills needed to live an active and healthy life with self-management of their chronic conditions.

Program Services

Active Living Workshops

Active Living workshops are perfect for people living with chronic conditions, their caregivers, and spouses. This six-week program uses an evidence-based curriculum that teaches you how to manage your chronic condition in a group setting. Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders who work with you to build confidence and the skills you need to take back your life.

Subjects covered during workshop include:

  • Mind Over Body (dealing with pain)
  • Healthy Eating (nutrition)
  • Communication (talking to caregivers, family, etc.)
  • Physical Activity/Exercise
  • Diabetic Care
  • Positive Thinking

Matter of Balance Workshops

Many older adults experience a fear of falling. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. The Matter of Balance is a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. It is an eight-week fall-prevention program where groups meet once a week for a two-hour session. 

Skills taught during the workshop include:

  • Viewing falls as controllable
  • Setting goals for increasing activity
  • Making changes to reduce fall risk at home
  • Exercising to increase strength and balance

Geri-Fit

Geri-Fit is a 45-minute video-led strength training exercise class for older adults. Most of the bodybuilding exercises are performed seated in chairs with a set of light dumbbell weights. As you become stronger, you can advance to using heavier dumbbells to challenge yourself even more.

There’s no dancing, aerobics, or choreography to learn and you never have to get on the floor. Enrollment is open to older adults of all ages and fitness levels—simply work out at your own pace!