Take Control of Your Health
Feel better. Be in control.
Take Control of Your Healthpeer-led programs that give people with chronic conditions and/or their caregivers the knowledge, skills and confidence to take a more active role in their health care.
Take Control of Your Healthworkshops are held for 2½ hours once a week for six weeks. Workshops are provided at no or low cost. Workshops are offered periodically in all 21 New Jersey counties and some workshops are conducted in other languages.
Take Control of Your Healthparticipants learn strategies for managing symptoms, working with health care professionals, setting weekly goals, problem-solving, relaxing, handling difficult emotions, eating well, and exercising safely and easily.
Take Control of Your Healthevidence-based, meaning it has produced positive results for people who complete the program. Participants report the following benefits:
- Improvements in physical activity, stamina and pain control
- Better communication with their health care providers
- Reduced doctor and hospital visits
Take Control of Your Health includes three distinct programs in NJ:
Take Control of Your Healthencourages a positive approach to self-management of chronic health conditions. This program is intended to complement, not replace, professional health care services.