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Southeastern Colorado AHEC — Area Health Education Center

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Your resource for quality health education.

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Southeastern Colorado AHEC partners with regional healthcare centers, hospitals, senior centers, and other venues to bring low cost or free healthcare education workshops in our 16 county service area.

Classes for individuals or caregivers

These, Stanford University, evidence-based self-management classes are meant for individuals with chronic conditions or their caregivers. These will be held once a week for six weeks.

Available classes

  • Diabetes self-management Program (DSMP)

The focus is to assist and educate clients on how they may be able to be better informed about diabetes and management of this condition to minimize and/or avoid complications that may occur from diabetes. There are two trained and credentialed individuals providing the class education. Some of the topics include:

- What is diabetes?

- Healthy food choices

- Healthy eating

- Physical activity

- Sick days

- Foot care

- Medication

- Depression & positive thinking

- Working with the healthcare system

- Goal setting and problem solving each week and more..

  • Chronic Disease self-management Program (CDSMP)

This format is similar to the DSMP. It has a focus of chronic disease management.

  • Pain self-management Program (PSMP)

This class also follows the same format as DSMP. It has a focus of chronic pain management.

  • Diabetes 101

This is a 2 hour introductory and overview diabetes education class that allows cients that are at risk of diabetes, pre diabetics, diagnosed diabetics, caregivers and those that need some diabetes education review or those that have questions. It is a free class made by appointment. It is taught by experienced program staff with diabetes training education background. There is a registered nurse that guides this education along with an education specialist.

We are currently offering FREE VIRTUAL diabetes management (DSMP) classes.

Call Eve at (719) 251-3950

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