skip to main contentskip to main navigation
State of New Jersey Deapartment of Human Services title graphic  
Division of Aging Services
Aging & Disability Resource Connection
New Jersey Helps
Jobs 4 Jersey
NJ 211 Community Resource Website
NJ Family Care
NJ Department of Human Services Facebook page


Feel better. Be in control.
Take Control of Your Health
peer-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 Health
workshops 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 Health
participants 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 Health
evidence-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 Health
encourages a positive approach to self-management of chronic health conditions. This program is intended to complement, not replace, professional health care services.
OPRA - Open Public Records Act NJ Home Logo
Department: DHS Home  |  DHS Services A to Z  |  Consumers & Clients - Individuals and Families  |  Important Resources  |  Divisions & Offices  |  Commissioner & Key Staff  |  Disaster & Emergency Help & Information  |  Press Releases, Public and Legislative Affairs, & Publications  |  Providers & Stakeholders: Contracts, Legal Notices, Licensing, MedComms  |  Get Involved with DHS!
Statewide: NJHome  |  Services A to Z  |  Departments/Agencies  |  FAQs
Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996 - 2013