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Living Well with Chronic Conditions (LWCC)

Living Well with Chronic Conditions (LWCC) is a program for people with chronic health problems.

Program Benefits

The workshops empowers participants to take an active role in managing their health by giving them the key skills needed to manage any chronic health condition. The program addresses common symptoms and worries from all types of chronic disease and illnesses. Family members and others who support people with a chronic health condition are also encouraged to attend. Participants who have completed a workshop demonstrate:

  • Increased exercise
  • Increased ability to do social and household activities
  • Less depression, fear, frustration, and worry about their health
  • Reduction in symptoms like pain
  • Increased confidence in their ability to manage their condition
  • Decreased emergency department visits and hospitalizations

What Is Provided To Participants

Workshops are facilitated by two trained instructors and meet once a week for six weeks; each class lasts 2 1/2 hours. The workshop covers the following topics:

  • Pain and fatigue management
  • How to make an action plan to set and achieve attainable goals
  • Problem solving
  • How to deal with difficult emotions
  • Physical activity and exercise
  • How to make decisions
  • Healthy eating
  • Communication skills
  • Working with your health care professional

Resources & Programs

Visit www.livingwell.utah.gov for more information

Additional Resources

The Utah Department of Health resources:

Partner Resources

Download Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet (PDF)

For More Information On This Program

livingwell@utah.gov
1-888-222-2542

Sources

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Death and Mortality. NCHS FastStats Web site. www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/deaths.htm
  2. Utah BRFSS 2014
  3. Utah All Payer Claims Database, 2010